The ProMedia family of software solutions from Harmonic optimize live and file-based multi-screen video production and processing for content and service providers.

According to the company, the ProMedia family “performs a broad range of functions, including transcoding, packaging, and origination to enable high-quality video creation and delivery of live streaming, live-to-VOD, and VOD services to TVs, PCs, tablets, smartphones, and other IP-connected devices.”

The suite also can be used for content creation in such file-based workflows as tapeless production environments.? ?In addition, ProMedia is integrated with digital rights management systems, asset management systems, and content distribution networks along with other Harmonic products including encoders, receivers, playout servers and storage. ? ?

The family includes four software products:

>> ProMedia Live is a real-time video processing and transcoding system with enhanced H.264 video codec technology developed by Harmonic and optimized for creating high-quality Internet video streams. ? 
>> Powered by Rhozet technology, ProMedia Carbon (formerly Carbon Coder) is a file-based transcoder that supports an array of acquisition, editing, broadcast, Web and mobile formats. The system scales from a single instance to a large, automated, multinode transcoding farm.? 
>> ProMedia Package is a carrier-grade adaptive streaming preparation system for secure, high-value Internet video services. It supports numerous HTTP streaming-protocol standards; it’s capable of packaging in multiple output formats from a single video source, reportedly enabling a more scalable, distributed architecture. ? 
>> ProMedia Origin is a HTTP and RTMP streaming video server for originating a range of multiscreen services in a scalable carrier-class platform. Leveraging industry-standard protocols from Adobe, Apple and Microsoft to maximize device interoperability, ProMedia Origin enables such services as live streaming, VOD, catch-up TV, start-over TV and network DVR to connected devices.? ?

Comments Moore Macauley, director/Multiscreen Product Line Management at Harmonic, “The ProMedia family is the most comprehensive multi-screen video processing solution available and leverages Harmonic’s expertise in both live and file-based video services, including more than 200 multi-screen deployments. It can easily be added to an existing broadcast video infrastructure to deliver high-quality video services to any IP-connected device, including tablets, smartphones, PCs and TVs.”? 

The ProMedia family will be featured at Harmonic’s stand #1.B20 during IBC2011 in Amsterdam, Sept. 9-13.?

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