Harmonic powers HD, nVOD rollout in Maldives for CableNET

Video delivery specialist Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) says Maldives cable provider CableNET is deploying a range of Harmonic video and edge processing solutions to power the first high definition (HD) and near video-on-demand (nVOD) network in the Maldives.

Harmonic last year released DOCSIS Lite, which offers the cable TV industry a route to more advanced IPTV-like services by using IPTV-optimized edge QAM devices and CMTS software, said CableNET will be able to run simultaneous cable and MMDS services to the entire country with a single bandwidth-efficient MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) headend. CableNET will be the first operator in the Maldives to provide MPEG-4 SD and HD, nVOD and digital channel mosaic services.

The deal involves Harmonic's ProView 7000 and 2900 integrated receiver/decoders (IRDs) to receive the channel feeds from satellite; Ion AVC encoders and the ProStream 1000 stream processing platform to compress and multiplex the video signals for distribution; the ProStream 8000 digital mosaic solution to create multi-channel mosaics; and the NSG 9000 universal edgeQAM for the distribution of the programming over CableNET's cable and MMDS networks.

Harmonic's NMX Digital Service Manager controls the entire digital headend.

CableNET, established in 2001, is one of the fastest growing companies in the Maldives, and is now available to thousands of home in the capital island of Male and its nearby islands. In addition, CableNet has launched services in the Southern Atolls of Addu and FuahMullah, and is continually exploring other markets around the country. For more:
- see this release

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