Insight Taps Harmonic

Harmonic announced that Insight has deployed a full complement of Harmonic’s digital video technologies for an extensive network upgrade

January 28, 2010

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Insight Communications, a top ten U.S. cable operator named MSO of the Year by CableFAX Magazine in 2008, has deployed a full complement of Harmonic’s digital video technologies for an extensive network upgrade, including SD and HD encoders with integrated video/audio re-encoding technology and distributed statistical multiplexing. Harmonic’s fully integrated, IP-based solutions enable Insight to reduce capital expenses, power consumption, and system operating costs, while delivering unmatched video quality and an expanded service portfolio.

Harmonic provided system integration and commissioning services for this project, which included system upgrades in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Harmonic’s solutions are being used to power Insight’s Digital 5.0 service, which features over 330 channels and a crystal clear HD line-up of up to 58 channels. Insight also utilizes Harmonic’s market-leading NSG™ 9000 universal edgeQAMs to power its on-demand offering of over 7,500 titles monthly, as well as NMX Digital Service Manager™ to manage the complete video network infrastructure.

“We are very satisfied by the great video quality of Harmonic’s compression and stream processing solutions,” said Abraham Naghibi, V.P. of Advanced Video Engineering, Insight Communications. “With this upgrade, we have invested in a state-of-the-art, fully IP-based infrastructure that can seamlessly support our recently expanded digital cable service.”

Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIT)

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