Harmonic Takes VOS to the Cloud

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Two New Cloud Offerings
Fundamentally Change Video Production and Delivery for Live and VOD Content


Harmonic (NASDAQ HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today (April 13, 2016)
launched two new VOSTM offerings powered by the cloud. An extension of Harmonic’s
award-winning VOS software-based media processing platform, VOS Cloud is a
media processing platform that enables content and service providers to manage
the video production and delivery workflow for broadcast and OTT applications
via standard IT hardware, over public or private cloud infrastructure. The
second VOS offering, Harmonic’s VOS 360 professional cloud media processing
service (www.vos360.tv), provides operators with a
software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that is hosted in the public cloud and
maintained and monitored by Harmonic, enabling customers to launch
revenue-generating, broadcast-quality OTT services in a matter of minutes
instead of months.

“Senior executives at numerous media companies have repeatedly told us they want cloud-native
solutions - period. For technology companies this means not simply repackaging
the software they already have, but re-implementing their technologies into
microservices architectures that enable hyper scale and service agility. Beyond
technology, a fresh approach to commercial models for licensing, service and
support is also required to fully unlock what media companies really mean when
they talk about cloud,” said Joe Zaller, president and founder of Devoncroft

The VOS Cloud platform,which is currently in trials in various OpenStack and public cloud environments with leading service providers around the globe, provides operators with
ultimate simplicity, efficiency and agility. Configuration, deployment and
management is easy through VOS Cloud’s automated video formation technology,
which uses standard IT deployment templates to simplify set-up and unlock
powerful media processing and delivery workflows. By transforming traditional
video preparation and delivery architectures into a hybrid cloud operation, VOS
Cloud accelerates time to market for new broadcast and OTT services.

As one of the first professional grade, native cloud-based media processing services in the
industry, VOS 360 is maintained and operated by Harmonic 24 hours a day,
ensuring superior quality of experience and service availability at all times.
Built upon leading public cloud infrastructure platforms, the VOS 360 service
makes it easy to prepare and deliver content from anywhere in the world, with
total geographic redundancy and operational resiliency.

“With the VOS Cloud media processing platform, operators have the flexibility to deploy on public
or private cloud infrastructure. Building on this innovation, VOS 360 is a hosted
service that retains the exceptional video quality, reliability and 24/7
support that Harmonic is known for,” said Patrick Harshman, president and CEO
of Harmonic. “Staying true to our open architecture solutions strategy,
Harmonic allows our ecosystem partners to seamlessly integrate with VOS 360 to
deliver a true end-to-end, OTT, SaaS platform in an elastic public cloud

Through capabilities such as time-shift TV, VOD and cloud DVR, both VOS cloud offerings enable
service providers to generate instant revenue, without the traditional CAPEX
involved with building, maintaining and operating a new headend or data center.
Pay-as-you-go pricing for both offerings allows service providers to realize
ROI in the shortest time possible.

Encoding and transcoding functionality on the new VOS cloud offerings is powered by the
Harmonic PURE Compression EngineTM, which provides support for a wide range of
formats, codecs and encoding schemes to enable broadcast-quality video at low
bitrates. MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC codecs are offered, as are SD, HD and UHD
content formats for broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV delivery — including
constant, variable and adaptive bitrate streaming.


Harmonic is offering a free 30-day trial of the VOS 360 service to all customers. For more information
on VOS 360 visit www.vos360.tv.


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