Harmonic’s ProViewTM 7000 is the industry’s
first single-rack-unit, scalable, multi-format integrated receiver- decoder (IRD) and MPEG stream processor. Featuring broadcast-quality SD and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video decoders, the ProView 7000 is ideal for full transport-stream distribution and contribution applications, including DVB scrambling and digital turnaround processing
Harnessing a Flexible and modular design, the ProView 7000 cost effectively addresses the vast spectrum of content reception applications, from single-channel decoding to descrambling and multiplexing of multiple transport streams. With an advanced and dense multi-channel descrambler, the ProView 7000 simpli es the deployment of (or migration to) an all-IP headend solution, and powers the launch of added- value services such as HD. The flexible hardware design can be easily recon gured by a Firmware upgrade, enabling seamless adaptation to new inbound video formats and codecs, such as the transition from SD MPEG-2 to HD AVC.
The ProView 7000 supports a rich set of input options, ranging from multiple DVB-S/S2 to IP and DVB-ASI, allowing it to mesh with any headend architecture and enabling support for advanced content delivery redundancy schemes, such as primary satellite and backup IP network feeds.
Utilizing powerful processing capabilities, the ProView 7000
next-generation deterministic SFN multiplexing (DSR) to dramatically reduce the distribution network bandwidth of regional program replacement in DVB-T SFN broadcasts. By using DSR, the local regional programs are synchronously included in the SFN multiplex at each transmitting site, avoiding the need for full multiplex regional re-transmission.