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Harmonic Spectrum(TM) MediaDeck(TM) 7000 SSD Integrated Media Server Boasts Benefits of Solid-State Technology

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:13am
The Associated Press

Equipped With SSD Storage, New Server System Reduces Power Requirements While Adding Even Greater Reliability to MediaDeck Product Line

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Aug. 21, 2012 - Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced the release of the Spectrum(TM) MediaDeck(TM) 7000 SSD integrated media server. This new four-channel media server system offers the exceptional reliability, low power requirements, and lower weight of solid-state disk (SSD) storage, while providing the broadcast quality and cost-effective design of the MediaDeck 7000.

"The MediaDeck 7000 established a price-per-channel benchmark in media servers, and the new SSD-drive-equipped model offers yet another convenient, economical, and uncompromising solution for bringing new channels to air," said Mark Cousins, senior product line manager for media servers at Harmonic. "The MediaDeck 7000 SSD provides the same robust performance as the MediaDeck 7000, with solid-state technology ideal for real-time production environments in which vibration, power costs, and weight limitations are significant concerns, such as in mobile and unattended remote operations or for sites prone to earthquakes and other mechanical disturbances."

Equipped with four 480-GB SSD drives, the MediaDeck 7000 SSD provides 57 hours of 50-Mbps storage capacity. The integrated system packs up to four SD or HD video channels and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity into its compact 1-RU chassis. The flexible server system also features multiple-codec playback, up/down/cross-conversion, and HD/SD simulcast capabilities. Two-channel modularity enables even the smallest broadcast and video production operations to implement robust server-based ingest and playout operations - or sophisticated file-based workflows - for a broad range of video formats.

Like the other members of the Spectrum family, the MediaDeck 7000 SSD supports Spectrum ChannelPort(TM), the award-winning integrated channel playout module introduced earlier this year that combines multi-format playout with sophisticated branding, master control switching, and other channel playout functions in a single, two-channel device fully compatible with Spectrum MediaPorts(TM).

Leveraging the proven Spectrum architecture, the MediaDeck 7000 SSD is immediately deployable with over 100 third-party automation, MAM, production, and archiving applications. The new media server system can operate independently or within a larger network of Spectrum servers and Omneon® MediaGrid(TM) shared storage systems managed by the Harmonic Media Application Server.

Harmonic will demonstrate the MediaDeck 7000 SSD and ChannelPort at the BIRTV show in Beijing, Aug. 22-25, at stand 8A28 (Hall 8), and at IBC2012 in Amsterdam, Sept. 7-11, at stand 1.B20. Further information about the Spectrum family and other Harmonic products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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About Harmonic Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company's production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com. 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic's Spectrum(TM) MediaDeck(TM) 7000 SSD and MediaDeck(TM) 7000products. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that neither Spectrum MediaDeck 7000 SSD nor MediaDeck 7000 meet some or all of the anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of the anticipated benefits, such as exceptional reliability, cost-effective design, low power requirement, convenience, and quality broadcast.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2011, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

NOTE TO EDITOR - Product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACTS:

Paulien Ruijssenaars Director of Public Relations for Harmonic +1.408.490.7021 paulien.ruijssenaars@harmonicinc.com Michael Bishop Investor Relations Contact for Harmonic +1.408.542.2760 investor@harmonicinc.com

This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Harmonic Inc via Thomson Reuters ONE

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