Commerical Integrated Receiver-DecoderThe first member of the all-new Harmonic ProView™ 8000 family of integrated-receiver-decoders, the ProView 8100 single-channel commercial decoder and descrambler is a compact, fully featured unit for general-purpose primary distribution applications.

With the ProView 8100, migrating to an all-IP headend and powering the launch of value-added services has never been easier. Users can receive DVB-S/S2, IP or ASI signals, decode SD and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC transport streams to baseband, descramble encrypted programs, and output content to analog or digital. Harmonic’s superior video quality and low latency ensure the timely distribution of content at resolutions up to 1080p50/60.

Workflow efficiency is a key trait of the ProView 8100. The unit provides simultaneous HD-SDI and SD-SDI output with high-quality HD-to-SD down-conversion, allowing operators to use the same device to feed both the HD and SD production chains. Built-in frame-rate conversion brings additional benefits, especially for multi-national program distributors, as it enables content shot at 50 Hz to be distributed at 60 Hz, or vice versa. With this capability, operators no longer need to purchase a separate, stand-alone frame-rate converter.

The 1-RU ProView 8100 supports a rich set of interfaces, including a choice of two or four independent RF ports, DVB-ASI and IP inputs and outputs, and 3G HD-SDI and HDMI outputs. This I/O flexibility allows the unit to integrate with any headend architecture and enables support for advanced content delivery redundancy schemes, such as primary satellite and backup IP network feeds. In addition to live broadcasting, the ProView 8100 supports extraction of encapsulated video content as Multiprotocol Encapsulation (MPE) data for offline distribution—a particularly valuable feature for distribution of syndicated content to network affiliates.

Simple front-panel controls on the ProView 8100 and an intuitive web-based interface let users quickly set all system parameters and store presets for fast recall. Integration with the Harmonic DMS™ video distribution management system allows users to deploy and manage a large pool of widely distributed ProView devices from a single interface, resulting in a highly flexible, cost-effective primary distribution solution.

- Single-channel SD/HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 AVC decoding and descrambling
- DVB-S/S2, DVB-ASI and IP input
- Simultaneous HD-SDI and SD-SDI output
- High-quality, integrated frame-rate conversion and down-conversion
- 3G HD-SDI output supports 1080p60 workflows
- ASI, IP, HDMI and analog video outputs
- Integrated BISS and Verimatrix support, dual DVB-CI slots
- Front-panel controls and intuitive, web-based GUI
- Compatible with Harmonic DMS video distribution management system