JMC Adopts Harmonic Solutions for a Tranquil Viewer Experience

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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FREMONT, CA:  Modern television experience is evolving at a very high rate with new versions coming out every other fortnight and it is an outright strife between media companies to capture majority of the industry clients. One of the key differentiators in this media contest is the Video Quality. People, by default, prefer providers who deliver better video quality at a reasonable price. But for the media companies it is no easy task providing better quality videos as they are confronted with issues such as bit rate, bandwidth and such. Jordan Media City (JMC) is one such company who has sought telecom and video specialist Harmonic’s assistance to overcome these issues.

In order to enhance JMC’s DTH service, Harmonic is providing a set of products that include ProView 7100 and ProView 8100 IRDs for satellite reception, Electra X2 media processors, ProStream 9100 processors with DiviTrackIP statmux technology and NMX Digital Service Manager.

The ProView IRDs integrate with the Harmonic PURE compression engine powered Electra X2 for high quality, low bandwidth MPEG-4 AVC bit rate encoding of  SD video content for live DTH service while supporting a variety of video formats and codecs for satellite delivery. This integration further simplifies operations and upgrades.

Electra processors further integrates with the ProStream 9100 to create unified headend solution, maximizing the efficiency and flexibility of JMC’s statistical multiplexing operations, cutting down on TCO and enhancing video quality.

“Through broad support of industry standards and formats, as well as advanced capabilities like variable bit rate encoding and statistical multiplexing, the new headend enables us to deliver excellent video quality at low bit rates,” says Hani Al-Khararbeh, Teleport Manager, Jordan Media City.

The NMX manager, on the other hand combines the ProView, ProStream and Electra units to mass configure, monitor and automate redundancy in architectures.

 “As new SD and HD channels are added to the JMC lineup in the future, bandwidth efficiency will be essential. Using our end-to-end headend solution, JMC can deliver more channels than ever before, with better video quality,” says Ian Graham, Vice President of sales for EMEA, Harmonic.