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Cable Technology Feature Article

July 19, 2010

Harmonic Ships More Than One Million QAMs Globally

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Harmonic (News - Alert) Inc. has announced that it had solidified its number one position in the edgeQAM market by shipping more than one million QAMs to cable service providers worldwide. Video-on-demand (VOD), broadcast, switched digital video (SDV), modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) and cable IPTV (News - Alert) services serving more than 50 million cable TV subscribers globally are powered by Harmonic's edgeQAM technology.

In a release, Gil Katz, the senior director of cable solutions at Harmonic said, "The NSG's top market-share position is driven by Harmonic's continuous commitment to product excellence and ongoing technology innovation in the edgeQAM category. We have a strong roadmap for the future and are developing advanced solutions designed to meet our customers' needs for density, performance and ease of operation.”

Harmonic's new generation NSG 9000 universal edgeQAM is a high density system offering the industry's best RF performance, which serves as a highly integrated digital video gateway, capable of performing multiplexing, encryption, QAM modulation, and RF upconversion for video and data streamed over an HFC network.

In a release, Alan Breznick, senior analyst at Heavy Reading said, "As a pioneer in the edgeQAM market, Harmonic has helped the cable industry develop increasingly sophisticated digital video services and products over the past decade. With edgeQAM technology continuing to develop rapidly, it will be very interesting to see what next-gen video products and services emerge."

Harmonic's NSG platform is the world's first edgeQAM which was introduced in the year 2000. It is used by hundreds of operators around the world and has earned multiple industry accolades, which includes an Internet Telephony (News - Alert) IPTV Excellence Award, an IPTV World Series Award, a SCTE UK Technical Innovation of the Year Award and a prestigious 4-diamond rating from Broadband Gear Report.

Harmonic has redefined video delivery by providing the industry's most powerful solutions for delivering live and on-demand video to TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Harmonic's technical innovation and market leadership have enabled the company in offering a unique and comprehensive solution portfolio which includes encoding, transcoding, content preparation; stream processing, asset management, edge processing and delivery. Harmonic has its headquarters based in Sunnyvale, California with the company’s R&D, sales and system integration centers spread all over the world.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda