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Harmonic Partners With Encoding.com on Cloud-Based Transcoding Service for Professional Video Applications

Powered by ProMedia Carbon and Operated by Encoding.com, New Service Offers Greater Flexibility for Broadcast-Quality Video Transcoding

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 7, 2014 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, has teamed up with Encoding.com, the world’s largest video transcoding service, to offer a highly flexible, cloud-based transcoding service that provides superior video quality, robust format support, and the flexibility of a feature-rich web application. Available as either a pure cloud-based or integrated cloud-burst offering, the new service provides content creators, service providers, and media professionals with an unlimited cloud capacity for converting broadcast-quality video content into virtually any standard media format, including HEVC, utilizing a pay-per-use business model for optimizing costs.

“Through the virtualization of data centers and cloud-based transcoding, we’re able to provide service providers and media professionals with a flexible, scalable and, most importantly, affordable strategy for media processing and multiscreen delivery while offering amazing video quality,” said Yoav Derazon, director of product management for cloud services and transcoding, Harmonic. “With this Encoding.com service, Harmonic customers can simplify operations by using their existing presets and profiles either locally or in the cloud, as well as seamlessly divert workloads to local processing or the cloud as needed, thereby speeding up the transcoding process and controlling costs by allocating workloads dynamically.”

Harnessing the pure cloud-based service, users can achieve specialized professional media workflow capabilities (e.g., production, playout, DRM, etc.) without actually operating any equipment. By allowing users to rely on existing ProMedia(R) Carbon presets, without having to redefine the settings, the pure cloud-based solution operated by Encoding.com offers exceptional video quality.

Designed for existing Harmonic customers utilizing ProMedia Carbon with a WFS(TM) file-based workflow engine, the cloud-burst service enables users to affordably address fluctuating transcoding volume requirements by giving them access to an unlimited cloud capacity without requiring additional infrastructure equipment. Operation is seamless; users can simply divert workloads to a watch folder that is routed to the Encoding.com cloud. Armed with the ability to burst to the cloud, users can significantly reduce content turnaround time from source to target.

As the leader in cloud-based media processing, Encoding.com not only offers Harmonic ProMedia Carbon customers a dynamically scalable and affordable burst solution while maintaining existing profiles, but also enables a powerful suite of workflow features for DRM, caption conversion, video hosting, watermarking, and more.

“With this partnership, we are combining the best in on-premise encoding solutions with the best in cloud-based media processing,” said Jeff Malkin, president at Encoding.com. “ProMedia Carbon implemented within the Encoding.com platform empowers customers to generate best-in-breed quality videos while leveraging the elastic capacity of the cloud and the flexibility to maintain workflow requirements in the ever-changing broadcast and multiscreen video landscape.”

Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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About Encoding.com
Encoding.com is the world’s largest video encoding service, powering video transcoding for 3,000+ leading companies across media and entertainment, eLearning, retail, telecommunications, lifestyle, and advertising. Blending an affordable SaaS model with sophisticated integrations on public and private cloud computing platforms, Encoding.com enables publishers and developers to instantly scale without expensive infrastructure investments. Encoding.com supports all popular broadcast, IPTV, web, and mobile formats, accelerating processing for optimized delivery to every device. With more than 60 million successful encodes, Encoding.com is the only cloud media service to offer an SLA for performance, so its customers can focus on what they do best. Encoding.com is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. with offices in Aspen, Colo. and St. Petersburg, Russia. For the latest news from Encoding.com, follow them on Twitter @encodingdotcom.

About Harmonic
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company’s production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic’s ProMedia(R) Carbon and WFS(TM) products. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the products do not meet some or all of their anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of their anticipated benefits, such as flexibility, scalability, affordability, simplification of operations, cost control, significant reduction in content turn-around time, and the delivery of amazing video quality.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2013, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

EDITOR’S NOTE – Product and company names used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Winter is Coming – Orange Cinema Series (OCS) Chooses Viaccess-Orca’s DEEP to Enhance its French Second-Screen App for Season 4 ‘Game of Thrones’ (GoT 4 Officiel)

DEEP Automatically Amplifies Content in a Digital Magazine Format

PARIS — April 7, 2014 — Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services, announced today that OCS, part of one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, Orange, has chosen Viaccess-Orca’s award-winning DEEP (Data Enrichment and Engagement Platform) to provide the ultimate content experience through an immersive second-screen app for the fourth season of the popular television series, “Game of Thrones.” By automatically generating content about “Game of Thrones” in a digital magazine format, DEEP amplifies OCS subscribers’ experience. Orange will demonstrate this groundbreaking new service for the first time at MIPTV, April 7-10, in Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France at stand R8C14.

Content service providers need to employ the right strategy for providing their subscribers with the ultimate content experience on multiple screens. Viaccess-Orca’s vision for shaping the ultimate content engagement starts with protecting premium content, continues with enabling the smooth delivery of content to users — at any time and on any device, personalized according to users’ preferences — and ends with an immersive user experience. DEEP provides this immersive experience on a second screen, automatically generating thousands of digital magazines based on advanced metadata and algorithms.

Using DEEP, Orange can create a unique experience around “Game of Thrones.” DEEP presents rich, informative, and entertaining content to subscribers in a familiar, user-friendly magazine-style format on tablet devices to increase viewer engagement and maximize revenue opportunities.

“In today’s multiscreen world, subscribers are increasingly using second-screen devices to enhance the traditional television experience,” said Serge Laroye, Executive Vice President, Content Division, Orange, and Chairman of the Board, OCS. “Viaccess-Orca’s DEEP will automate the creation of our TV companion apps, providing us with a dramatic cost and time savings, while enabling us to offer our subscribers an augmented content experience on second screens to boost user engagement.”

DEEP can be deployed either as a standalone application or easily integrated within an existing app, as was the case for the OCS “Game of Thrones” app. By supporting the entire content consumption experience, from the discovery process prior to viewing TV content, through the interaction and engagement stage while viewing, and finally to the exploration phase once the program is over, DEEP provides television viewers with the ultimate end-to-end entertainment experience.

“A great way for service providers to tap into new revenue streams is by offering complementary content on second screens,” said François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO of Viaccess-Orca. “Our award-winning DEEP platform makes it easy and cost-effective for content owners and service providers to develop second-screen companion apps that increase viewer engagement.”

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About Viaccess-Orca
As a leading global provider of content protection, delivery, and discovery solutions, Viaccess-Orca is shaping the ultimate content experience. Through its integrated range of business-savvy products and solutions, Viaccess-Orca helps service providers in the cable, DTT, satellite, IPTV, and OTT industries gain a competitive edge in today’s rapidly evolving multiscreen environment. By enabling service providers to securely deliver an engaging user experience on any device, Viaccess-Orca is reinventing the entertainment landscape. Viaccess-Orca is part of the Orange Group. For more information, visit www.viaccess-orca.com or follow the company on Twitter @ViaccessOrca and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/viaccess-orca.

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RTI Announces New Drivers for Fusion Research’s EPIC Movie Server Platform and Ovation Music Streamers

New Two-Way Drivers Facilitate Seamless Integration of Fusion’s Media Servers Into RTI Control Systems for an Unmatched User Experience

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — April 3, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced the availability of new two-way drivers for Fusion Research’s popular EPIC movie server platform and Ovation music streamers. Developed by Fusion, the new drivers make it simple for integrators to incorporate the media servers into RTI’s cost-effective control systems, providing their clients with powerful control and enhanced media navigation for the ultimate user experience.

Ovation streamers provide simple music distribution throughout the home with support for up to four sources in one box and up to 20 discrete sources with Ovation wireless players. Providing a complete music entertainment hub, the Ovation line supports over two dozen streaming apps, including Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, MOG, and Slacker; thousands of Internet radio stations; full iTunes® synchronization; and CD ripping for personal collections.

Fusion’s EPIC movie servers allow users to rip, digitally store, and conveniently access their entire DVD and Blu-ray collection from a single-unit solution. Each server features a built-in single-zone player, and up to six additional Fusion players can be added to expand the system to independent zones throughout the home. A commercial server is also available for expansion to up to 40 zones.

With the new Fusion two-way drivers, users have an intuitive control interface that allows them to browse through their media easily, while viewing cover art as well as song and movie metadata, right on their RTI controller. The control experience is further enhanced with the RTI control system, which allows the end user to select the location they want to play music and movies in, control the volume, and make adjustments to any other electronic systems in the home or commercial facility — all without having to switch user interfaces.

“We’ve been receiving requests for tighter integration with the RTI control platform for some time,” said Joseph Storm, CEO of Fusion Research. “By working directly with the RTI team, we’ve answered the call with drivers that offer installers seamless integration of our media servers into RTI systems, while providing their customers with an unparalleled control experience.”

“Media servers are becoming an integral part of today’s home entertainment system, and we are working hard to expand our offering of two-way drivers to help our dealers meet this demand,” said Pete Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for RTI. “We are very excited to add Fusion’s popular line of products to our growing list, making it easier than ever for installers to put their customers’ complete entertainment world right at their fingertips.”

The Fusion drivers are compatible with all XP control processors. Using the latest version of RTI’s award-winning Integration Designer® programming software, installers can easily provide their clients with a completely customized, intuitive control experience, in a drag-and-drop programming environment.

The drivers for the EPIC movie server platform and Ovation music streamers are available now on the Fusion website at http://fusionrd.com/rti.html and on RTI’s website at www.rticorp.com in the Driver Store.

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About Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI)
Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is a leading control systems manufacturer offering innovative, sophisticated, and user-friendly devices for professionally installed electronic systems. The company’s wide array of award-winning handheld and in-wall universal controllers, central processors, audio distribution systems, and accessories are marketed exclusively through a worldwide network of professional integrators. For complete control and monitoring over electronic systems from virtually anywhere in the world, the power of RTI is available on iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, and Android(TM) devices through the company’s RTiPanel application, just as the award-winning RTI Virtual Panel program offers access and control via any PC running Microsoft® Windows®. All RTI solutions are programmed through the company’s world-renowned Integration Designer® software, easily allowing dealers to provide a completely customizable user interface for intuitive command over the entire electronics system.

Founded in 1992 with a committed focus on the custom installation market, RTI offers a number of award-winning support and incentive programs to its dealers, including educational opportunities through the Advanced Control University (ACU), and the popular Control Bucks and Dealer Accommodation programs. In addition, through RTI’s Integration Partner Program, the company has reached out to manufacturers across the industry to ensure that RTI products integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of components and systems.

Additional information on RTI and its innovative control solutions is available at www.rticorp.com.

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Women in CE Announces Shelley Zalis as Closing Keynote Speaker for ‘The Power of Connectivity’ Career Enhancement Forum

CEO of Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange to Deliver Address on the Power of Emotion

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — April 3, 2014 — Women in Consumer Electronics (CE), an industry organization that promotes the advancement of women in the CE industry, today announced the selection of Shelley Zalis as closing keynote speaker for the third annual Career Enhancement Forum, titled “The Power of Connectivity.” Her powerful message — “The Power of Emotion&Bring it to the Boardroom!” — will address how emotion and especially passion drive change, transformation, and commitment. Held in conjunction with CE Week, the Career Enhancement Forum will take place on June 24 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.

Zalis has been a leader of change in the market research industry throughout her career. As a self-described black sheep, she envisioned and pioneered the use of online research well before any other company recognized its full potential. Under her guidance as founder and CEO, OTX (Online Testing Exchange) became the 18th largest research company in the world and was acquired in January by Ipsos. She now leads Ipsos’ global innovation center, the Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange, which is pioneering next-generation research solutions, as well as heads The Girl’s Lounge, a social platform for women in the marketing, advertising, research, and CE industries. In 2008, Zalis was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) award, and received the ARF Great Minds in Innovation award in 2010. In May, she will be honored by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Marketing Communications Division with the Global Marketing Leadership Visionary Award.

“As a strong proponent of entrepreneurial leadership and the advancement of women in key executive positions in the boardroom, I’m excited to headline the Women in CE forum as closing keynote,” said Zalis. “Men and women are equally important, and it’s a simple fact that we just deal with issues differently. I’m looking forward to sharing my views in hopes of motivating attendees to unleash the power of emotion and fuel their careers with a passionate drive to succeed.”

“We’re thrilled with the caliber and variety of keynote speakers, experts, and panelists at the 2014 Women in CE Career Enhancement Forum,” said Carol Campbell, founder of Women in CE. “We’re looking forward to Shelley’s keynote, which will touch on different aspects of personal and professional development, providing attendees with a robust set of tips and best practices they can apply to empower their own career advancement.”

At “The Power of Connectivity,” attendees will also be treated to an opening keynote by Charlotte Beers, CEO, chairman, Undersecretary of State, teacher, and author of “I’d Rather Be in Charge: A Legendary Business Leader’s Roadmap for Achieving Pride, Power, and Joy at Work.” Currently serving on the Board of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Beers has received a number of accolades throughout her remarkable career, including the Distinguished Service Medal — the State Department’s highest honor — and induction into the Advertising Hall of Fame.

Returning to the Career Enhancement Forum to lead a featured workshop is Sam Horn, ideapreneur and author of “POP! Create the Perfect Pitch, Title and Tagline for Anything.” In her presentation “Intrigue: Create Interest, Earn Respect, Connect With Anyone,” Horn will provide audience members with new and inspiring ways to scale their influence and win buy-in from busy, distracted decision makers for priority projects. In addition, award-winning news and technology journalist Andrea Smith will present the featured workshop “Social Media and the Power of Connectivity.” In this workshop, Smith will discuss social media best practices geared toward professional empowerment and promoting business success.

Featured panels at the event will be led by Samantha Smith, executive vice president of Etail Eye, North America, and Deena Ghazarian, vice president of sales and finance for Monster Products Inc. Smith will lead a spirited discussion, presenting success stories of women who have truly mastered the power of connectivity. Ghazarian, a 2014 Women in CE Legacy Award Honoree, will lead “The Power of Lean in Circles,” where she will introduce the “Lean in Circle” as made popular in the book of the same title by Sheryl Sandberg.

The forum kicks off with a networking breakfast, followed by a full day of sessions, and a closing reception that wraps up the day’s events. Held at the Rubin Museum of Art at 150 W. 17th St. in New York, the forum is open to women working in all segments of the CE industry, including manufacturers, major retailers, specialty retailers, suppliers, integrators, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives, buying groups, and consultants.

Registration for the Women in CE Career Enhancement Forum is now open. For members, the early bird rate of $199 expires on May 15, and a standard rate of $249 will apply while seating lasts. For non-members, the early bird rate of $249 expires on May 15, and a standard rate of $299 will apply while seating lasts. For more information and to register for the Women in CE “The Power of Connectivity” Career Enhancement Forum, please visit www.womenince.org.

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About Women in CE
Women in CE is an interactive community created to provide women in the consumer electronics industry an environment promoting networking and professional growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities. For additional information about membership benefits and to join, please visit www.WomenInCE.org.

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BenQ Releases RevolutionEyes G Series Mainstream Displays

Enhanced New Series Combine Visual Comfort With Stunningly Slim Design

COSTA MESA, Calif. — April 3, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., the fastest growing display brand in North America(1), today introduced its new GW and GL Series of mainstream monitors. Equipped with BenQ’s pioneering RevolutionEyes(TM) technology for exceptional monitor performance, the elegantly thin GL2460HM, GL2760H, and GW2760HS displays bring together best-in-class image quality with ZeroFlicker(TM) and Low Blue Light settings for enhanced visual comfort encased in stylish silhouettes to enable amazing onscreen experiences while adding a touch of sophistication to any home office or workspace environment.

“Our new G Series monitors are prime examples of BenQ’s value on innovation,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Featuring a clean look, super crisp dynamic contrast ratios, and BenQ’s RevolutionEyes technology with exclusive features such as ZeroFlicker and Low Blue Light, we now offer users the best viewing experience for peak performance in any application and across our entire monitor lines.”

Designed to blend perfectly within any living space or office décor, BenQ’s GL and GW monitors feature stylish attributes such as high gloss frames, curvaceous stands, and extremely slim bezels, which enable sharper-looking multidisplay configurations when monitors are placed side-by-side. Available in 24- and 27-inch sizes, the TN (GL2760H and GL2460HM) and VA (GW2760HS) LED displays are also engineered to augment the onscreen experience. While the GL2460HM and GL2760H provide dynamic contrast ratios of 12M:1 and rapid 2ms GTG response times, the contrast ratio rises to 20M:1 on the 4ms GTG GW2760HS monitor — enabling faster pixel rates and smoother overall picture performance on the entire series.

Now available on all BenQ monitors, BenQ’s RevolutionEyes technology brings exceptional monitor performance and better visual comfort across the G lines. Led by BenQ’s market-leading ZeroFlicker innovation, the monitors eliminate backlight flickering at all brightness levels to give users more comfort while allowing them to spend longer periods engaged in everyday applications. Also equipped with BenQ’s exclusive Senseye(R) technology, the G Series features preset calibration settings including BenQ’s proprietary “Low Blue Light” mode, which reduces blue spectrum light to protect eyes using specific settings designed for multimedia, web surfing, office, and onscreen reading. Using “SmartEco” mode, the monitors provide a better balance of performance and energy efficiency for energy savings of up to 44 percent.

To enable complete digital entertainment, BenQ’s G Series monitors include a pair of 1-watt built-in speakers (GL2460HM and GW2760HS) and high-speed HDMI(R) inputs, in addition to D-Sub/DVI ports. The slim monitors feature an intuitive OSD menu with a controller cleverly concealed behind the screen to maintain the monitors’ sleek design, and support the Windows(R) 8 operating system.

Available in early April, BenQ’s new GL2460HM, GL2760H, and GW2760HS monitors retail at $249, $379, and $399, respectively. More information on BenQ’s full line of RevolutionEyes monitors is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the fastest growing projector brand in North America(1), the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, and the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

(1) Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.”

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

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MultiDyne(R) Introduces All-Optical LightningSwitch for Simple, Cost-Effective Routing of Fiber-Optic Signals

Low Profile Routing Switch Eliminates Fiber Patch Panels, Making it Easy to Reroute Any Fiber-Optic Path, Including One-Way and Bidirectional Camera, Audio, and Data Streams

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. — April 3, 2014 — MultiDyne(R), a leading provider of fiber-optic-based video and audio transport solutions for broadcast and pro A/V applications, today announced LightningSwitch, a 48×48 optical-to-optical routing switch that simplifies the routing of fiber-optic signals within broadcast infrastructures by eliminating the need for fiber patch panels. Relying on highly reliable piezoelectric beam-steering technology, LightningSwitch minimizes optical connection loss and maximizes optical performance from a high-density, compact 1-RU chassis, enabling cost-effective, trouble-free optical routing of video, audio, and data signals. Applications include broadcast and transmission facilities, sports venues, outside broadcast vehicles, cross-campus networks, postproduction, and satellite uplink management. more

Harmonic Announces Integration of its Multiscreen Services With Adobe Primetime

Harmonic’s Multiscreen Ecosystem Now Features Ad Insertion, Program Substitution, and Blackout Management With Market-Leading Adobe Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 3, 2014 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that its multiscreen transcoding and delivery ecosystem now supports workflows compatible with Adobe Primetime’s ad insertion capabilities, enabling monetization of multiscreen video delivery with Adobe’s state-of-the-art “TV Everywhere” platform. The Harmonic Multiscreen Ad Insertion solution includes Harmonic’s ProMedia(R) Live real-time multiscreen transcoder, ProStream(R) with ACE(R) real-time transcoder, ProMedia Origin multiscreen packager and streaming video server, MediaGrid shared storage, as well as the WFS(TM) file-based workflow engine, which manages ProMedia Carbon or ProMedia Xpress file-based transcoders to prepare ad content for delivery. This workflow is compatible with the Adobe Primetime platform, which enables pay-TV service providers and broadcasters to insert advertising as well as manage program substitution and blackouts for any device with access to the web.

“Harmonic is the only vendor with a complete content preparation solution that includes both live and file-based transcoding, packaging, origin server, and storage for multiscreen ad insertion,” said Kirssy Valles, senior solutions marketing manager at Harmonic. “Working with Adobe Primetime for client- and cloud-based ad insertion, along with other ecosystem partners, we’re changing the landscape of multiscreen video delivery and addressable advertising, enabling operators to monetize these services and enhance the viewing experience for their customers.”

The Harmonic Multiscreen Ad Insertion solution with Adobe Primetime ad insertion is ideal for video content and video service providers and content aggregators looking to increase their revenue.

Using the Harmonic Multiscreen Ad Insertion solution with Adobe Primetime ad insertion, operators can also manage blackouts and program substitutions, eliminating program restriction and content rights issues. Configuration, monitoring, and management are provided by Harmonic’s NMX(TM) Digital Service Manager video network management solution to enhance scalability and further simplify the deployment and management of multiscreen services.

“The growth of multiscreen video services has opened new opportunities for broadcasters and service providers to monetize their content,” said Campbell Foster, director, Product Marketing at Adobe. “Adobe Primetime features ad insertion technology that eliminates the complexity of reaching audiences across devices. We’re thrilled to work with Harmonic on this groundbreaking initiative and installation.”

Adobe’s Primetime supports both client- and cloud-based approaches to ad insertion. The platform tightly integrates Adobe’s video publishing, player, DRM, advertising, and analytics solutions to help eliminate the complexity of reaching audiences across devices. For more information, visit adobe.com/primetime.

Harmonic will showcase its complete multiscreen ecosystem at the 2014 NAB Show, April 7-10 in Las Vegas, at booth SU1210. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s products is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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About Harmonic
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company’s production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic’s MediaGrid, NMX(TM) Digital Service Manager, ProMedia(R) product family, ProStream(R) with ACE(R) products, and WFS(TM) file-based workflow engine. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these products may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that the products do not meet some or all of their anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of their anticipated benefits, such as the enhancement of customer viewing experience, the enablement of monetization of video delivery and advertising services, elimination of program restriction and content right issues, scalability, and simplification of deployment and management of multiscreen services.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2013, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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SintecMedia Acquires Pilat Media

Combined Technologies Offer Media’s Broadest Selection of Best-in-Class Broadcast Business Management Solutions

NEW YORK — April 3, 2014 – SintecMedia today announced that the company has acquired Pilat Media. Both companies are leading providers of media business management software. The combination of the two leading companies creates the broadest portfolio of business management solutions tailored to all types of media businesses and creates a driving force of innovation in the media industry. Pilat Media’s flagship product, IBMS (Integrated Broadcast Management System), its MediaPro (advertising sales systems), and the OTTilus over-the-top (OTT) TV service platform join SintecMedia’s line of OnAir(TM), SIMS, Nestor, and Medea solutions to offer best-of-breed business management solutions with increased R&D investment for the benefit of all customers.

“Our acquisition of Pilat Media is tremendous news for our global base of customers because it represents the marriage of the two technology leaders in the media content and operations management space,” said Amotz Yarden, CEO, SintecMedia. “By joining forces, we will be able to offer the industry’s richest selection of innovative broadcast management solutions and unparalleled customer support, giving our current and future customers the ultimate tools to monetize their assets and streamline their operations in today’s complex and rapidly changing media environment.”

The acquisition positions SintecMedia as the “go-to vendor” for delivering next-generation business management solutions tailored to the needs of commercial and public broadcast networks, cable networks, station groups, and multichannel platform operators around the world.

The company’s broad applications portfolio includes multiplatform programming, sales, traffic, media, rights, revenue management, business intelligence, workflow management, and OTT service management.

Moving forward, SintecMedia will focus on harmonizing the product portfolio, leveraging best-of-breed modules, and taking an evolutionary path toward next-generation solutions to secure customer investments. Customers are expected to benefit from a broader professional services team with a greater range of industry expertise, resources available, and project delivery experience.

“Over the past 15 years since its inception, Pilat Media has built IBMS, MediaPro, and OTTilus to become world-class solutions, now adopted by more than 60 blue-chip media companies around the world and supported by the highly dedicated and client-focused Pilat Media team,” said Avi Engel, CEO, Pilat Media. “Today these invaluable assets become part of SintecMedia, creating a unique opportunity for SintecMedia to establish itself as a market leader. I would like to thank the great people at Pilat Media and our loyal clients for the exciting journey upwards and wish SintecMedia success with the merger and the way forward.”

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About Pilat Media
Pilat Media Global plc (AIM: PGB) develops, markets, and supports new-generation business management software solutions for content and service providers in the media industry, supporting content and airtime management and service delivery for multiplatform linear and on-demand services. Pilat Media’s solutions improve business performance; accelerate time to market; and enable business diversification and growth. More than 60 blue-chip media companies around the world use Pilat Media solutions, including CBS, Bell Media, Discovery, BBC, SABC, Chellomedia, Showtime, Sky Italia, AT&T, Globosat, and FOXTEL. These and other deployments represent the management of billions of dollars in advertising revenue and programming that reaches hundreds of millions of viewers.

About SintecMedia
SintecMedia is a leading global provider of management solutions designed to meet the dynamic needs of broadcasters, media companies, cable MSOs and station groups. OnAir, SintecMedia’s core product, is employed by leading networks in Europe, Asia and North America for managing airtime sales, traffic, programming, and new media. OnAir combines traffic, sales, and programming in a single framework to address the most pressing issues facing broadcasters and media makers including comprehending multiple information levels, integrating linear and non-linear capabilities and managing a full range of assets. Among SintecMedia’s North American clients are NBCUniversal, CBC Canada and Televisa Mexico.

SintecMedia has a staff of over 300 employees with offices in New York, Denver, London and Jerusalem and is backed by the private equity firm Riverwood Capital (www.riverwoodcapital.com). Please visit www.sintecmedia.com.

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Purdue University Remodels CoRec Into Modern Fitness and Wellness Facility with Biamp Systems

After two years of renovation and additions, the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center (CoRec) opens its doors to eager students, faculty, staff, and community members

BEAVERTON, Oregon — April 2, 2014 — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced the installation of an expansive Audia(R) system in the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center (CoRec) at Purdue University.

Purdue University utilized Biamp’s AudiaFLEX to create one large DSP audio network across the entire facility. Originally built in 1957 as the first U.S. university building created solely for students’ recreational sports, CoRec grew in size from 148,700 to 355,000 square feet in its latest remodel.

In total, 18 AudiaFLEX units have been installed, with many of the units pulling double duty — operating as room audio processors as well as performing paging and background music functions. Inter Technologies Corp. created 40 separate zones of music and paging capabilities across the facility. Most zones feature automatic ambient noise compensation devices for room volume control. The entire integrated system is controlled via a single Crestron touchpanel at the reception desk. The programming allows for muting of individual zones as well as overall volume control.

“We’re extremely happy with all the functionality we now have in our audio system,” stated Bob Hannemann, CoRec’s Technical Operations Coordinator. “The zoned paging, background music, and conferencing capabilities gives us all of the things we need to serve every type of patron.”

“We spec a lot of Biamp in our projects,” shared Dale Miller, Project Manager with ITC. “Biamp’s Audia gave Purdue everything they wanted and more.”

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About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each product with a commitment to exceptional customer service.

The award-winning Biamp(R) product suite includes the Tesira(R) media system for digital audio networking, Audia(R) Digital Audio Platform, Nexia(R) digital signal processors, Sona(TM) AEC technology, and Vocia(R) Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities.

Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

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Digigram Releases RAVENNA / AES67-Enabled PCIe Sound Card

Company’s First in a Series of RAVENNA / AES67-Enabled Solutions Assures Ultra-Low Latency and High Performance in High-Density Audio Production and Automation Applications

MONTBONNOT, France — April 2, 2014 — Digigram today announced the release of the LX-IP RAVENNA PCIe sound card, the company’s first RAVENNA / AES67-enabled product. Featuring ultra-low latency down to one audio sample per IP packet, up to 256 RAVENNA I/O channels from multiple RAVENNA streams, and a full MADI interface, the new card is ideal for high-density audio production or automation applications in radio and TV broadcast studios. more

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