August 10, 2012
By Stephen Las Marias
The Omneon MediaGrid V3.1, meanwhile, will provide central storage for the entire workflow, and encoding and other processing functions will be handled by the Electra universal encoding platform, ProView 7100 integrated receiver-decoder, and ProMedia Live transcoder. The Electra multicodec, multiformat video encoding platform for broadcast, satellite, telco, and cable operators simultaneously supports broadcast, cable, and IPTV applications in a 1-RU chassis. Electra encoders deliver HD and SD video services using Harmonic’s MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2 compression algorithms, and each module supports flexible combinations of up to four SD/HD inputs, with up to eight broadcast output profiles with CBR or VBR.