Kabel Deutschland has selected a suite of Harmonic’s encoding, re-encoding, multiplexing, scrambling, network management and related training and support services for its new IP-enabled headend located in Frankfurt, Germany.
According to Harmonic, the new headend will enable Kabel Deutschland (KDG) to extend the capacity of its existing network, while also providing a platform to support future growth and new digital, interactive, and on-demand services.
Harmonic’s IP-based digital video solutions will also enable KDG to manage content delivery across its MPEG-2 network bringing enhanced bandwidth and operational efficiencies. Harmonic’s DiviCom Electra 5000 SD encoders, ProStream 1000 stream processing platform with Mentor re-encoding technology, and DiviTrackIP statistical multiplexers are the key components of this new headend.
Ian Graham, vice president of EMEA sales and support for Harmonic, said: The solutions selected by KDG include some of the most advanced IP-based MPEG-2 video delivery technologies available in the marketplace today, including the innovative DiviCom Electra 5000 encoder with DiviTrackIP distributed statistical multiplexing and the world’s first integrated MPEG-2 re-encoding platform, the ProStream 1000 with Mentor technology.