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ProView 8000 IRD family simplifies migration to an IP infrastructure and launch of value-added services, says vendor.

Harmonic Boosts Primary Distribution Solution Offering

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced the ProView 8000 family of multiformat integrated receiver-decoders (IRDs) that optimize primary distribution of video content over satellite or IP delivery networks. With an advanced feature set and compact design, the ProView 8000 IRD family increases workflow efficiencies, cost savings, and reliability for global broadcasters and service providers, simplifying the migration to an IP infrastructure and launch of value-added services. Harmonic will demonstrate the first member of the new ProView family — the ProView 8100 commercial decoder — at the 2014 NAB Show, April 7-10 in Las Vegas, booth SU1210. Harnessing Harmonic's superior video quality and low latency technologies, the ProView 8100 ensures timely distribution of video at resolutions up to 1080p50/60.

The ProView 8100 is ideal for use in a wide range of applications, from basic monitoring to end-point delivery from the distribution network. The IRD can act as a stand-alone unit or as part of a widely dispersed primary distribution network under the control of Harmonic's DMS video distribution management system. DMS provides broadcasters and service providers with powerful control tools for remotely managing large device populations, enabling secure broadcast of video content over satellite or IP delivery networks. Relying on the ProView 8100-DMS combination, service providers can lower operating expenditures and eliminate the need for costly remote site visits by managing the video distribution network from a single control system with advanced scheduling, configuration, software upgrade, and inventory management capabilities.

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