Integrated Receiver-Decoder, Stream Processor and TranscoderHarmonic’s ProView™ 7100 is the industry’s first single-rack-unit, scalable, multiformat integrated receiver-decoder (IRD), transcoder and MPEG stream processor. Leveraging Harmonic expertise in Intelligent Function Integration, it adds broadcast-quality SD/HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0/4:2:2 10-bit decoding and video transcoding to the feature-rich ProView IRD platform, allowing content providers, broadcasters, cable MSOs and telcos to easily and cost-effectively streamline their workflows and decrease operating costs. For applications in which preserving pristine video quality is paramount, the ProView 7100 supports AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit decoding up to 1080p.

The ProView 7100 IRD harnesses a flexible and modular design to address the vast spectrum of content reception applications, from decoding, descrambling and multiplexing of multiple transport streams to MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 transcoding. With an advanced and dense multichannel descrambler, the ProView 7100 simplifies the deployment of (or migration to) an all-IP headend solution and powers the launch of added-value services. The flexible hardware design is easily reconfigured with firmware upgrades, enabling seamless adaptation to new inbound video formats and codecs, such as MPEG-4 AVC.

The ProView 7100 utilizes powerful processing capabilities to multiplex transport streams that include local and regional data, and also to perform determinisitc remultiplexing for SFN distribution. It supports transcoding of up to eight channels of AVC to MPEG-2, allowing programmers to efficiently distribute superior-quality video content while using minimal satellite transponder capacity. Content can be received and transcoded to any resolution required.

A rich set of options includes input of multiple DVB-S/S2, IP and DVB-ASI feeds. Support for advanced content delivery redundancy schemes includes the ability to provide simultaneous primary satellite and backup IP network feeds.

• Four TS descramblers with four integrated DVB-CI slots
• MPEG-2 4:2:0 8-bit and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:2 10-bit decoding
• Broad SD/HD format support, including 1080p decoding
• Up to eight channels of MPEG-4 AVC to MPEG-2 transcoding with downconversion option
• Single/dual-channel decoder in 1 RU
• Four stereo pairs of audio decoding
• Four independent ASI outputs
• Four IP outputs with 1+1 redundancy support
• HD-SDI, SD-SDI, HDMI and analog video outputs
• Any-to-any remultiplexing capabilities
• Deterministic remultiplexing for SFN distribution
• T2-MI deframing to MPEG TS
• Regeneration of PSI/SI and MPEG tables
• Graphical user interface provides easy drag-and-drop management