Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) announced it will provide its EyeQ content-aware encoding (CAE) technology free for the next 90 days to help alleviate strain across global broadband networks stemming from COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
Harmonic's EyeQ is designed to leverage artificial intelligence to reduce streaming congestion on broadband networks by up to 50% without impacting quality. EyeQ CAE is available on all Harmonic media processors, through a software license, and the VOS360 Live Streaming Platform.
"Due to the nearly global lockdown, the demand for high-quality streaming services has exploded and as such has led to excessive constraints on broadband networks. Adding our EyeQ technology to the mix can greatly decrease bandwidth consumption for high-quality video and alleviate strain on local and national broadband networks," said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development at Harmonic. "By offering free licenses for the expected lockdown timeframes, Harmonic is providing an effective tool to help both media companies and broadband networks alike."
Harmonic will highlight its EyeQ CAE technology through Live Connection, a 30-day virtual showcase highlighting Harmonic's latest video streaming innovations.