Harmonic has announced that its ProStream 1000 stream processor with ACE transcoding technology has completed compliance testing for the Microsoft Mediaroom Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) platform. Testing was administered by Microsoft Corp. as part of the Microsoft Mediaroom Interoperability and Qualification Lab (IQ Lab) program, which is intended to enable the ongoing interoperability and compliance of headend equipment used in deployments of Microsoft Mediaroom.

ProStream 1000 with ACE is a high density HD/SD broadcast transcoder. ACE supports HD and SD, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video and audio transcoding of up to 20 HD or 80 SD channels in a compact and power-efficient one rack-unit (1-RU) chassis.

Microsoft Mediaroom is an award-winning IPTV platform that powers the cloud for network operators and service providers to deliver entertainment experiences across all the screens in their subscribers’ lives. More than five million households worldwide subscribe to TV services powered by Mediaroom.

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