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Harmonic’s Rhozet Business Unit Dramatically Improves H.264 Transcoding Quality and Performance

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 16, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today unveiled the latest enhancements to its Rhozet™ Carbon Coder™ universal media transcoding solution. New capabilities include a dramatic performance increase in H.264 transcoding, improved output quality, improved support for Avid®-based workflows and support for Microsoft® Smooth Streaming. At the 2009 NAB Show, booth #SL9728, Rhozet will demonstrate these enhancements and also preview an automated quality control solution which fits into the Carbon Server workflow and minimizes the manual review of input and output files. more

Harmonic Features ATSC Mobile Video Compression Technology at NAB 2009

Sunnyvale, Calif. — April 16, 2009 — Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that its market-leading DiviCom® encoders and ProStream™ 4000 multi-screen platform will power ATSC Mobile DTV technology demonstrations at the 2009 NAB Show. The DiviCom Electra® 8000 universal broadcast encoder, Harmonic’s newest and most advanced platform, offers a powerful design that reduces bit-rates without compromising video quality, enabling broadcasters to free up valuable spectrum for advanced services such as mobile video delivery. Harmonic’s ProStream™ 4000 provides real-time video compression optimized for the ATSC Mobile DTV format suitable for delivery to mobile devices. more

HaiVision Launches MAKITO™ ― A Compact H.264 Encoder Delivering 1080p60 High Definition Video for $8,995

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — April 15, 2009 —HaiVision Network Video, the world’s leading vendor of high-performance H.264 encoders, codecs, and IP video systems, today announced the immediate availability of the MAKITO™, a cutting edge, high definition video encoder. The MAKITO is the first and only compact encoder that combines the efficiencies of H.264 video compression, the image quality of full high definition video, a very compact form factor, and a remarkable price. The MAKITO also is fully integrated with Video Furnace System 5, HaiVision’s complete end-to-end HD H.264 IP video distribution solution. The company will unveil and demonstrate MAKITO for the first time at the 2009 NAB Show in Las Vegas next week. more

TV Magic Aids San Diego’s Office of College, Career & Technical Education in Earning Grant Money for HD Broadcast Studio

SAN DIEGO — April 14, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic today announced that it has worked with the Office of College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE), a San Diego Unified School District initiative that helps students make a successful transition from secondary education to college and career, in creating a grant-winning plan for building fully functional HD broadcast studios at San Diego High School (SDHS). The proposed installation won grant monies through California’s Prop. 1D Career Technical Education (CTE) School Facilities Program. The resulting broadcast studio will provide a real-world application for core academic areas — such as language arts, sciences, and math — and technical knowledge and project management skills related to current and next-generation broadcasting. more

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HaiVision Launches Complete End-to-End HD H.264 Solution at NAB — Video Furnace System 5

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — April 14, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video, the world’s leading vendor of high-performance H.264 encoders, codecs, and video-over-IP systems, today announced the availability of Video Furnace System 5. With HaiVision’s new compact and affordable MAKITO HD H.264 encoder, the combined integrated solution provides a complete end-to-end HD H.264 video-over-IP distribution system. more

TV Magic Names Joe Berini Vice President of Engineering

SAN DIEGO — April 2, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic today announced the appointment of Joe Berini as the company’s vice president of engineering. A long-time broadcast professional, Berini brings to TV Magic extensive experience both in broadcast operations and in broadcast systems project planning and management. In his new role with TV Magic, he will serve as the company’s point person in the New York metro area. more

TV Magic Completes HD Upgrade for TBN’s Dallas Production and Broadcast Facilities

SAN DIEGO — April 6, 2009 — Broadcast systems integrator TV Magic has completed the HD upgrade of TV production and broadcast facilities in Dallas, Texas, for Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world’s largest Christian television network. As part of TBN’s larger initiative to transition all of its production centers to HD, the Dallas project included the comprehensive upgrade of TBN’s International Production Center (IPC) and four connected sites from analog to state-of-the-art HD operations. more

Cost-Effective Solution Powers In-Wall Controller, Provides IR and RS-232 Control of Local Devices

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — April 6, 2009 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, integrator-friendly control solutions, today announced that the company is now shipping its CPB-1 control port connecting block. For integrators, the cost-effective solution powers an RTI in-wall controller while providing both infrared (IR) and RS-232 control of local devices. more

Linear Acoustic Recognized in China for Contribution to Technological Progress of the Audio Industry

LANCASTER, Pa. — April 6, 2009 — Linear Acoustic has been recognized by the Ministry of Science, the China Radio and TV Equipment Industrial Association, and other organizations for its contributions to the technological progress of the audio industry. The Linear Acoustic AERO.air™ 10-channel transmission loudness manager and LAMBDA™ professional digital audio and metadata monitor were each honored with China’s 2008 Radio and TV Technology Innovation Award in the Product Innovation category. The awards were recently presented in a ceremony at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. more

Wohler’s 3Gbps-Capable AMP2-16-3G Audio Monitor Offers Future-Proof Functionality and Flexibility

HAYWARD, Calif. — April 8, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced the release of the AMP2-16-3G audio monitor, a 3Gbps-capable 16-channel monitor introduced to address broadcasters’ migration to HD and their increasing reliance on higher-capacity 3Gbps video transport infrastructures. The monitor leverages the unique flexibility of the popular WohlerPlus audio processing platform to ensure versatile, future-proof functionality with 3Gbps support. more

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