Harmonic Checks Video's Heartbeat

IRIS video quality monitoring and optimization software suite designed to help video service providers increase QoS

April 20, 2009

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LAS VEGAS -- Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT - News) today introduced IRIS™ video quality (VQ) monitoring and optimization software, a new solution suite designed to help video service providers increase the quality of service (QoS), reliability and availability of their broadcast services. IRIS gives operators the tools to maximize video quality in real-time for the entire program lineup, offering end users a better viewing experience. The information provided by IRIS allows service providers to optimize bandwidth utilization by more effectively balancing the distribution of channels across their multiplexes.

IRIS delivers a variety of real-time QoS measurements or scheduled reports for hundreds of programs. For instance, operators can check status of video quality, global channel availability, statmux pool optimization scores, and source quality and complexity. IRIS can be utilized in conjunction with Harmonic’s DiviCom Electra® encoders, ProStream™ 1000 stream processing platform and NMX Digital Service Manager™ to provide a cost-effective and centrally managed solution for QoS monitoring.

“Operators need to easily and inexpensively fine-tune their video compression stream processing systems,” said Marios Stylianou, Product Marketing Manager at Harmonic Inc. “Our IRIS software suite delivers the tools necessary to help produce the best video quality. Headend managers can receive a pre-scheduled report giving them a full view of their system’s QoS, helping to ensure high availability. With IRIS, service providers gain a range of benefits including lower churn and increased revenue per user.”

IRIS is available in Foundation, Standard and Enterprise editions. The Foundation edition supports 100 programs, while the Standard edition supports 250 programs and offers advanced functionality. The Enterprise edition supports up to 500 programs and offers the most comprehensive set of tools and reports available.Harmonic will debut the new IRIS solution at NAB2009 in Las Vegas, April 20-23 in booth #SU7209. First customer shipments are scheduled for June 2009.

Harmonic Inc. (Nasdaq: HLIT)

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