Harmonic Teams With WISI on Cable Access

NIEFERN, Germany and SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, and WISI Communications, a provider of world-class TV and broadband network solutions, today announced a partnership that provides cable operators with next-generation cable access solutions. Under the joint collaboration, Harmonic and WISI will develop products that allow operators to keep pace with ever-evolving business and industry requirements such as CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 and Distributed Access Architecture with digital fiber transport. Through their powerful cable access solutions, Harmonic and WISI offer the service provider, hospitality, enterprise and MDU markets a flexible, scalable network architecture that optimizes the delivery of video, data and voice services, while lowering capital and operating expenses.

For decades, WISI has provided the cable market with custom-fit products and next-generation solutions that meet the demanding bandwidth requirements of service providers. The end-to-end solution from Harmonic and WISI includes WISI's optical high-density platform OPTOPUS for HFC-, RFOG networks and CCAP ready 1,2GHZ full spectrum DWDM technology and the WISI TANGRAM video platform. TANGRAM is a high-density digital TV headend for contribution of digital TV via IP networks and end-to-end IPTV solutions such as video-on-demand, connected TV and OTT or Web TV.

WISI's solutions complement Harmonic's NSG Pro CCAP system and NSG Exo distributed CCAP, which simplify network design and operation while enabling service flexibility and reducing overall network costs. Harmonic's NSG Exo system was one of the industry's first offerings to support a Distributed Access Architecture. The ability to leverage standard DOCSIS back-office provisioning and cable modems, while supporting a mix of FTTx and coax customers over the same network, allows cable operators to utilize a single device to deliver triple-play services to dense pockets of coax infrastructure, such as multiple dwelling units, office buildings, campuses and hospitality locations. The result is an increased opportunity to generate new revenue streams.

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