Harmonic Debuts New Encoder

Harmonic launches DiviCom MV 3500 encoding platform, multi-format high definition encoder supporting either MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), SMPTE, VC-1 or MPEG-2

August 31, 2005

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq:HLIT) -- the leading provider of broadcast-grade, real-time, advanced codec-enabled compression solutions -- today introduced theDiviCom(R) MV 3500 encoding platform, the first multi-format high definition(HD) encoder supporting the use of either MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), SMPTE VC-1 or MPEG-2. As the most powerful encoder of its kind, the MV 3500 leverages Harmonic 's industry leadership in HD, established by the DiviCom MV 450, and advanced codec expertise, developed through the success of the MV 100 multi-codec standard definition encoder. This full-featured encoding platform brings the performance, video quality and proven interoperability-- from the headend to the subscriber premises -- that operators need to offer a rich HD experience at low bit-rates.

   "As with our groundbreaking DiviCom MV 100, which is now the industry's most widely deployed multi-codec standard definition encoder, the DiviCom MV 3500 has the performance and capabilities that satellite, telecom and terrestrial broadcasters need to deliver a compelling HDTV experience," said Patrick Harshman, President of the Convergent Systems Division of Harmonic Inc."Harmonic is introducing not just a superb encoder, but a whole portfolio of supporting HDTV solution capabilities. We have ensured that theDiviTrack(TM) statistical multiplexing solution, ProCipher(TM) content protection system andCLEARcut(TM) storage encoding solution all have built in support for both HD and SD in the MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and SMPTE VC-1 formats. And, our on-going interoperability program is working with leading third party technology and system providers, such as Broadcom, Conexant, Pace Micro Technology and Thomson, to facilitate the introduction of ready-to-deploy solutions which, for the most part, are only now becoming available."

Harmonic Inc.

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