IBC 2013: Harmonic will showcase its ‘glass-to-glass’ integrated broadcast and multiscreen solutions at this year’s IBC trade show.

An Ultra HD demonstration powered by Harmonic’s HEVC-ready ProMedia family of multiscreen solutions will showcase the “exceptional” resolution offered by the new format and feature Harmonic’s new Ultra HD reference footage, which will be made available to customers for testing interoperability with HEVC clients. 

A 1080p50 playout, encoding and distribution workflow, showcasing 3G-SDI and 1080p support on the Spectrum MediaPort 7000 real-time video encoder/decoder will also be on show.

Harmonic senior vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer Peter Alexander said: “The product demonstrations at the booth will highlight the operational efficiencies, cost savings, and amazing video quality that operators can achieve by leveraging an integrated solution from Harmonic.

“Our true HD demonstration also highlights a practical Ultra HD service, as it delivers Blu-ray quality which is then upconverted by Ultra HD televisions.”


Patrick Waddell, manager, standards and regulatory, at Harmonic, and Joel Wilhite, marketing solutions manager for broadcast and satellite, will participate in “IP in the Broadcast Studio — A Tutorial Session Produced in Association with IEEE” on Saturday, Sept. 14th at 1pm.

Ian Trow, senior director of emerging technology and strategy for Harmonic, will speak at the “Broadcasting Buzz Words: What do I need to know about Broadcasting today?” and “Nothing endures but change: What does the future hold?” sessions during the Rising Stars Programme on Sunday, Sept. 15th at 10.45.

Hall 1

Stand B20