Falcon IP/Complete and Harmonic partner to provide total cable IPTV solution

August 25, 2009

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Falcon IP/Complete, setting the standard in end-to-end MPEG-4 IPTV solutions, announces their partnership with Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT), industry-leading provider of innovative video delivery solutions for cable, broadcast, mobile, Internet, satellite, and telco service providers around the world. Harmonic is the market leader in broadcast and on-demand solutions for cable operators, including cable edge and access. The Falcon IP/Complete "bird to box" video solution and Harmonic's Direct-2-Edge(TM) (D2E) cable IPTV solution provide a total cable IPTV solution. Falcon IP/Complete is a Harmonic authorized reseller for cable and telco operators in the United States.

Honored with product innovation awards from CableLabs, Internet Telephony magazine, and CSI (UK), Harmonic's Direct-2-Edge solution enables delivery of IP video services over an HFC access network directly to IPTV set-top boxes, personal computers, or other IP devices. By eliminating the costly routing of video streams through a CMTS, Harmonic's "by-pass" approach provides an estimated 70 percent infrastructure cost savings and is an ideal solution for cable and hybrid service providers desiring to deliver an IPTV service cost-effectively.

The ability to offer a total solution to the cable market is important to enable independent operators the opportunity to provide competitive IPTV video services to their subscribers using the existing cable network. The ability to save bandwidth, extend the reach to PCs and IP devices, enrich existing customers' TV experience, and attract new customers through IP interactive products provides the competitive edge for cable companies.

"Our objective is to offer revenue-producing solutions to all our customers. Harmonic's strengths, experience, strong focus on creating advanced solutions for cable customers, and their longstanding track record of technology excellence made them the optimal partnership choice," said Donald R. Cook, president/CEO of Falcon IP/Complete.

Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIT)

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