Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that Globosat, Latin America’s largest content and program creator, is using Harmonic’s Spectrum X advanced media server system and Harmonic MediaGrid shared storage system to establish a groundbreaking hybrid IP infrastructure.
Pioneered for broadcast of a 24-hour Ultra HD channel during the Summer Games in Rio, Globosat expanded the use of Harmonic technology for playout and offline content management in the IP domain, maximizing the efficiency of its production operations for a variety of programming.
“We have developed a successful partnership with Harmonic over the years, and the company’s roadmap fits perfectly with our growth plans,” said Lourenço Carvano, senior director of technology and engineering at Globosat. “Support, product reliability and commitment to innovation combine to set Harmonic apart from the competition, and we look forward to leveraging the company’s technology to set the regional standard for all-IP facilities.”
Designed for production and playout applications, the Spectrum X media server system eases the transition to IP broadcast workflows by integrating SDI and IP I/O — with SMPTE 2022-6 support — in the same chassis. This ability to bridge baseband and compressed interfaces is critical today, as most broadcasters are making an incremental shift away from existing SDI infrastructure toward all-IP infrastructures.
“Globosat has always innovated, and the company’s plans to rely on IP infrastructure are pioneering,” said Harmonic’s Alvaro Martin, vice president of sales in Latin America. “With this project, Globosat was one of the first to deploy an all-IP infrastructure for broadcast production of high-profile sporting events, such as the Summer Games in Rio.”
Harmonic will showcase its latest innovations for broadcast and OTT video delivery – including the Spectrum X media server – at the 2017 NAB Show, booth SU1210.