CABSAT 2014: Intigral opts for Harmonic headend

Rebecca Hawkes | 14-03-2014

Dubai-based digital media company Intigral has installed a Harmonic system to support its IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) multiscreen services in the Middle East.

"Our telecommunications customers are committed to delivering a superior subscriber experience. To meet the demand for IPTV and OTT multiscreen services, we needed a flexible, integrated headend solution that could scale up to support additional channels and value-added services," said Tony Saab, general manager, Intigral.

Harmonic's Electra 9200 universal multichannel encoder provides high-quality, low-bandwidth MPEG-4 AVC encoding of SD and HD video content for Intigral's IPTV services, while the US company's ProMedia Live real-time transcoders convert baseband SH and HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC content into multiple streams optimised for OTT multiscreen delivery. Video-on-demand (VOD) content is delivered via Harmonic's ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoders.

"Through broad format support and a high-density, scalable architecture, Harmonic's multiscreen solutions allow us to provide high quality live and VOD video content on any screen," said Saab.