announced that Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative of McMinnville, Tenn., has selected the Harmonic ProStream 1000 with ACE high-density, real-time transcoder to power HD and SD video for its 200-channel HD and SD IPTV service.
The ProStream 1000 with ACE real-time transcoding solution provides Ben Lomand Telephone Cooperative with "any-to-any, any-to-many" support for HD and SD, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video and audio transcoding of up to 20 HD or 60 SD channels, as well as ASI to IP multiplexing, in a compact and power-efficient one rack unit (1 RU) chassis. The platform's high density enables Ben Lomand to meet growing demand for digital TV services, while lowering capital and operating expenses through reduced power consumption and rack space.
The ProStream 1000 with ACE is a widely deployed solution, supporting more than 18,000 channels worldwide. In addition to its superior transcoding performance, the ProStream 1000 advanced stream processing core includes enhanced multiplexing and scrambling capabilities.