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June 21, 2013

Biznet Networks Selects Harmonic Solution to Deliver High-Quality Video Content

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

The world of broadcast is evolving rapidly and new formats and delivery methods are coming up. To survive in this space, broadcasters must expand their offerings and capture the attention of consumers. This is essential as these consumers now have many additional viewing options.

Looking to power its new broadband Internet and cable TV service called max3, Indonesian telecommunications provider Biznet Networks has selected a comprehensive Harmonic (News - Alert) solution. With this partnership, Biznet Networks will look to deliver high-quality video content and more channels to its subscribers in Jakarta and to viewers in Bandung and Bali.

Harmonic makes use of various video processing solutions in its new video headend, including Ellipse, Ion and Electra encoding, ProView IRDs and ProStream with ACE transcoding. Harmonic video processing solutions are ideal for various functions, including SD/HD, MPEG-2/MPEG-4 video and audio transcoding, encoding and decoding.

Harmonic`s NSG 9000 EdgeQAM help the companies to stream broadcast content over the IP network. It also provides 72 QAM RF outputs per compact unit. Biznet Networks (News - Alert) will also look to improve its operational workflow as the NSG 9000 supports MPEG processing and scrambling.

The NSG 9000-40G HectoQAM is the latest offering from Harmonic’s ultradense universal edgeQAM system. It is an integrated digital video gateway and has the capacity to grow QAM density from 8 to 648 QAMs per unit.

“Biznet Networks is a leading Internet service provider in Indonesia. By launching high-quality cable TV services, Biznet will gain an even greater competitive advantage in the marketplace,” said Andrew Thornton, vice president of Asia/Pacific sales at Harmonic. “Harmonic’s video infrastructure and edge processing solutions will provide an unmatched level of scalability, density, and performance that Biznet requires to simplify the delivery of high-quality video services.”

Recently, the company introduced linear ad splicing capabilities for its ProStream 9100 real-time stream processor.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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