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Harmonic, Matrox Video, and Vizrt to Showcase End-to-End IP Workflow at NAB

Viz Engine, powered by Matrox X.mio3 IP, to receive and feed Harmonic Spectrum™ media server via SMPTE 2022-6 standard for IP transport


Harmonic, Matrox Video, and Vizrt
At the 2017 NAB Show, Vizrt will showcase
its Viz Engine, powered by the Matrox
X.mio3 IP, as a key component of an end to
end playout and distribution demonstration
hosted by Harmonic

Las Vegas — April 24, 2017 — At the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Vizrt, the world’s largest creator of software-based media solutions, will showcase its market leading Viz Engine, powered by the Matrox X.mio3 IP Multi-channel video I/O over 10GbE card, as a key component of an end to end playout and distribution demonstration hosted by Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure.

Illustrating how interoperable IP interconnectivity can deliver reliable, flexible, real-world workflows, the demonstration will feature live source inputs, complex graphics workflow, network time sync, low-latency monitoring, playout with full CIAB workflow and automation control, and broadcast encoding delivering emission-ready transport streams for terrestrial, satellite, cable and OTT delivery.

The Matrox X.mio3 IP card provides crucial hardware based IP packetization, onboard de-interlacing, scaling and compositing to free up CPU cycles, as well as the SMPTE 2022-6 I/O used in the Viz Engine™ real-time compositor. Viz Engine will be accepting SMPTE 2022-6 content output content from the Harmonic’s Spectrum™ media server, rendering and inserting complex graphics, creating full featured playout channels with high quality external graphics.

“This is a huge leap forward in terms of adoption of technology; Vizrt is the innovator in CG and graphics for broadcast and media, Matrox has been instrumental in the video-over-IP movement, and Harmonic offers a huge amount of the infrastructure to deliver said video,” according to Gerhard Lang, Chief Engineering Officer at Vizrt. “Being able to show that IP can enable interoperability between key production components from different manufacturers is a major milestone in the modernization and future-proofing of video workflows.”

“The challenge of transporting signals over IT networks has presented the broadcast industry with a major opportunity,” says Bart Spriester, senior vice president, video products, Harmonic. “IP technology— widely adopted in practically every aspect of the media and entertainment industry — now supports flexible and highly sophisticated uncompressed workflows. This opens up opportunities for migrating to common infrastructure and reimaging what is possible for the content delivery chain.”

The interoperability demonstration will be located at the Harmonic booth at SU1210. Vizrt is located at SL2416. Matrox will be at SL6316.

Harmonic, Matrox Video, and Vizrt are members of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) a non-profit trade alliance promoting open standards for broadcast and media companies to move from SDI to IP protocols. AIMS members will be among those showing IP interoperability demonstrations at the IP showcase (N4824).

About Harmonic

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. Harmonic enables customers to produce, deliver and monetize amazing video experiences, with unequalled business agility and operational efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service, and compelling total-cost-of-ownership. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com

About Vizrt:

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, video playout, studio automation, sports analysis, journalist story tools, and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, social media, video editing, compositing, and multiplatform VOD and live playout tools. Vizrt has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide including CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Sky Sports, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Al Jazeera, NDR, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK and the list keeps growing. Vizrt has nearly 600 employees and operates in 40 offices worldwide. Vizrt is a privately owned company by Nordic Capital Fund VIII. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com

About Matrox Video

Matrox Video is a technology and market leader in the field of 4K, HD, and SD digital video hardware and software for accelerated H.264 encoding, realtime editing, audio/video input/output, streaming, A/V signal conversion, capture/playout servers, channel-in-a-box systems, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of multi-screen content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, telcos, cable operators, post-production facilities, live event producers, videographers, and A/V professionals worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.matrox.com/video.

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