Harmonic Releases Industry-First DSNG Encoders Supporting DVB-S2X Plus DVB-CID Platforms

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Harmonic, global front-runner in the infrastructure of video delivery, this morning revealed that the expansion of the Ellipse(R) 3000 group of contributing encoders now extends to the gathering of news via satellite, (DSNG Digital Satellite News Gathering) and static contributory applications. New contribution encoders the Ellipse 3202 and the Ellipse 3102 have advanced scope in multiple areas, this includes the ability to encode 4:2:2 10-bit, 1080p60 data and twin power supply units, heralding enhanced quality and reliability to the market of broadcast contribution. The Ellipse 3202 is the first ever encoder in the industry with  a modulator that is integrated, supporting both the new DVB-S2X standard for performance improvement of DVB-S2 digital broadcasting by satellite, and the new DVB-CID (DVB Carrier ID) platform that reduces noise between various satellite signals. Harmonic intends to unveil its exhaustive array of services that ensure optimal delivery and production of premium-value video solutions, which includes the new contribution encoders from Ellipse, on September 12th to 16th, in Amsterdam during IBC 2014; their stand ID will be 1.B20.

“In an environment where technology is constantly evolving, the particular needs of broadcasters is understood by Harmonic. This is reflected in our portfolio of technology focused on video that provides a total package which includes delivery and distribution, as well as contribution,” said Harmonic’s senior production management representative, Yaniv Sibony. “The most recent additions to our Ellipse group of contribution encoders give our traditions continuity through high quality video, plus reliability, flexibility and efficiency at prices that compete, rendering them perfect for a multitude of applications relating to content contribution. Being the first ever DSNG encoder in the industry that supports the next-generation standards of DVB-CID and DVB-S2X, additionally the Ellipse 3202 encoder makes sure that broadcasting companies are prepared for the future.”

The Ellipse encoders from harmonic utilize multicodec and multiformat support for MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-2, HD and SD, thus affording broadcasters solutions that are extremely flexible, delivering highly efficient workflow levels. 3G SDI inputting is also a feature of the new Ellipse 3202 and 3102’s encoding capabilities supporting 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p60 content compression in the cases of contribution applications when top level video quality is vital. The encoders, which will be available on licence, provide a migratory path that can be scaled, presenting flexibilty in opeation and continuity of business to all broadcasters.

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