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Harmonic unveils SIS for satellite distribution

September 7, 2022

Harmonic has announced it will introduce a new Single Illumination System (SIS) offering to ensure greater interoperability and cost savings for broadcast operators with DTT and DTH services.

Based on the DVB-SIS standard, Harmonic’s new offering reduces multiplex distribution costs by about 50 per cent compared with the double satellite illumination method and enables broadcast operators to deliver regional channels with greater efficiency.

“Our new SIS solution optimizes DTT and DTH distribution over satellite and offers a one-stop-shop solution for DVB-SIS, including transmission and reception,” said Stephane Cloirec, vice president of video appliance products at Harmonic. “Our software solution provides operators a flexible, scalable and cost-effective approach for increasing viewer engagement by including regional channels in DTT offerings.”

Harmonic’s DVB-SIS offering is available as a software licence on the ProStream X Video Stream Processor and the XOS Edge Advanced Media Processor. Migrating to DVB-SIS is as simple as activating the software at the headend and transmitter site. With Harmonic’s DVB-SIS offering, operators can individually tune the bandwidth of regional channels, improving distribution efficiency and flexibility.

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