Harmonic to Show Virtualized CCAP, OTT
At the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2017 in Denver, Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) will demonstrate its virtualized CCAP and over-the-top (OTT) ...
"The cable industry is responding to significant changes in consumer expectations. As consumer demand for OTT streaming, video on demand, time-shift TV and cloud DVR accelerates, operators are looking to dramatically increase broadband capacity and flexibly deliver these new video services while minimizing operational complexity and cost," said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, cable edge business, at Harmonic. "At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Harmonic will show how it is rising to meet these challenges with cable edge solutions that virtualize CCAP environments, enabling a new generation of compelling video services to be delivered via IP infrastructure."
Harmonic's CableOS virtualized CCAP solution is a software-based cable modem termination system (CMTS) and Remote PHY system. Supporting centralized and distributed architectures, the CableOS solution is intended to resolve space and power constraints in the headend and hub, eliminate dependence on hardware upgrade cycles, and reduce total cost of ownership.
Harmonic is offering a new, end-to-end turnkey service for tier 2 and 3 cable and telco operators to launch their own OTT multiscreen service. The hosted and managed white-label TV service will be branded for every customer, and supports retail platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, as well as iOS and Android devices. Live TV, time-shift, VOD and nPVR capabilities are available, powered by Harmonic's VOS 360 cloud service.
Harmonic's EyeQ content-aware video compression solution is designed to reduce bandwidth up to 50% for OTT delivery, with lower latency, reduced buffering and better QoE. It leverages Harmonic's cloud, Docker or appliance-based solutions.