Harmonic/Omneon Launches Multi-Codec Video Modules

Harmonic announced the release of the Omneon MediaPort 7000 series of video I/O modules for the Omneon Spectrum media server system. In a single configurable unit, the MediaPort 7000 is designed to deliver multi-codec support with enhanced media processing funct...

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Omneonmediaport7000 300x74Harmonic announced the release of the Omneon MediaPort 7000 series of video I/O modules for the Omneon Spectrum media server system. In a single configurable unit, the MediaPort 7000 is designed to deliver multi-codec support with enhanced media processing functionality to streamline playout workflows and simplify the transition to HD.

The MediaPort 7000 series enables the Spectrum video server simultaneously to support a range of codecs, formats, frame-rates, and resolutions along with integrated up-, down-, and cross-conversion and simulcast SD and HD outputs for every channel. The units are available in two- or four-channel configurations and utilize a slot-based form factor.

Standard features across the line include: SD and HD back-to-back DV and MPEG-2 playback in any combination; optional support for additional codecs; SD up-conversion, HD down-conversion, and 1080i/720p cross-conversion on every channel; simultaneous SDI and HD-SDI outputs for every channel; and1-RU frame with dual hot-pluggable power supplies and support for one or two hot-pluggable dual-channel video modules.

The first two products are the MediaPort 7100 and 7600. The 7100 features SD/HD DV record/play; SD/HD MPEG-2 play; up-, down-, cross-conversion, HD and SD outputs for each channel; and frame-accurate back-to-back playback of all supported codecs. The 7600 includes all of the functionality of the 7100 plus the addition of AVC-Intra record/play and frame-accurate back-to-back playback of all supported codecs.
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