Harmonic extended the MediaPort 7000 Series with the release of the MediaPort 7300, which adds MPEG-2 encode capability.
IT infrastructure specialist
Harmonic announced additions to its Omneon Spectrum media server product line.
The Omneon MediaDeck 7000, a fully integrated four-channel media server system,
offers high capacity, performance and modularity in a 1-RU form factor. In
addition, the company is adding new I/O modules to its recently introduced
Omneon MediaPort 7000 Series that supports MPEG-2 encode and simultaneous
generation of H.264 proxies.
The MediaDeck 7000 system is
the newest member of the Spectrum media server family, and it offers multiple-codec
playback; up, down and cross-conversion; HD/SD simulcast capabilities and
two-channel modularity. Supporting all members of the MediaPort 7000 family of
I/O modules, the MediaDeck 7000 server is an economical unit that is suited for
applications requiring two to four channels in an integrated 1-RU package.
Harmonic has extended the
MediaPort 7000 Series with the release of the MediaPort 7300, which adds MPEG-2
encode capability to the product line, extending the family's codec support.
The MediaPort 7000 Series also now streamlines ingest workflows with real-time
H.264 proxy generation available on all models, including the new MediaPort
"With broad and flexible
codec support, as well as valuable conversion and simulcast capabilities, the
MediaDeck 7000 system is optimized to serve as an ingest or play-out edge
server, delay server or stand-alone media server," said Mark Cousins,
senior product line manager for media servers at Harmonic. "Our new
MediaPort 7300 modules address the reality that media server customers use
MPEG-2 far more often than any other codec. By integrating conversion and
simulcast with multiple-codec recording and play-out, the new modules also
simplify multi-format ingest and play-out workflows."
The new MediaDeck 7000
system employs two hot-pluggable MediaPort 7000 Series modules to provide video
and audio I/O, as well as interfaces for external reference, time code and
automation control. These modules can be mixed in any combination, providing
flexibility for support of mixed-codec (MPEG-2, XDCAM HD, AVC-Intra and SD/HD
DV) workflows. The MediaPort modules offer built-in up/down/cross-conversion,
as well as separately configurable primary and secondary outputs.
Each of the two MediaPort
modules within the MediaDeck 7000 system supports two independent bidirectional
video channels for a total of four channels per 1-RU system. The media server
system itself provides 6TB of usable media storage (225 hours at 50M bps),
protected by the Spectrum system's reliable software RAID architecture. A
detachable front panel with color status display provides access to the drive
modules. Dual redundant hot-pluggable power supplies bring broadcasters peace
of mind, as well as power system maintenance flexibility. A single power supply
can run the system indefinitely, the company noted.