Harmonic, Equator Demo Video

Harmonic and Equator Technolgies demonstrate fully interoperable headend and customer premises systems based on SMPTE VC-1

April 20, 2005

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LAS VEGAS -- Equator Technologies, Inc. ("Equator"), a leading provider of high-performance, programmable and power-efficient system-on-a-chip (SoC) processors for video streaming and processing applications, and Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq:HLIT - News), a global leader in digital video and broadband optical networking solutions, today announced the demonstration of fully interoperable headend and customer premises systems based on SMPTE VC-1. The solution includes Harmonic's high-performance DiviCom MV 100 encoder and an Equator-based set-top box from UTStarcom Inc.

The demonstration compresses video in real-time and shows seamless interoperability with a production ready set-top box. The advanced profile interlace VC-1 is being carried within an MPEG-2 transport stream that is multicast over an IP connection.

"Live interoperability and production readiness are a major milestone for next generation codec technology use," said Chris Basoglu, vice-president of Technical Marketing and Applications at Equator. "This demonstration of UTStarcom's production available set-top box proves the codec technology readiness for deployment and the speed in which a programmable platform can respond to changing and maturing industry standards."

"The advanced, ultra-low bit-rate compression capabilities and outstanding video-quality of Harmonic's DiviCom MV100 have made it the industry's most-deployed broadcast-grade standard definition encoding platform for both MPEG-2 and advanced codecs," said David Price, VP Business Development at Harmonic. "The MV 100 in combination with the Equator-based set-top boxes from UTStarcom provides complete end-end readiness for operators that want to introduce live broadcast VC-1 technology this year. The solution is available now and will continue to mature as the SMPTE standard is finalized."

Equator Technologies Inc.

Harmonic Inc.

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