Ascent Media Group Selects Harmonic’s Rhozet™ Transcoding Technology for Viia™ Digital Media Services Platform
Sunnyvale, Calif. - Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that its Rhozet™ universal transcoding technology has been selected by Ascent Media Group (AMG) for its Viia™ media services platform. AMG’s Viia services platform with Rhozet transcoding technology enables media companies to digitize content once, then store, manage, re-purpose and distribute it globally in multiple formats and languages to numerous providers simultaneously.
“Rhozet provides the critical media transcoding piece of the Viia solution in an efficient and effective manner,” said Morgan Holly, Vice President, Digital Services at Ascent Media Group. “With its strong automated workflow capability, broad format support and quality output, Rhozet’s transcoding technology is a valuable asset for our customers who have a high volume of content and custom transcoding requirements. We’re also impressed with the ease in which we have been able to integrate Carbon Coder’s capabilities with Viia’s core engine.”
AMG’s Viia suite of services reduces time-to-market significantly, facilitates new revenue streams for existing assets, and can be implemented as a fully outsourced services platform or as individual managed services. Viia allows customers to meet the growing consumer demand for entertainment content on broadband, mobile, and other digital outlets and devices.
“Ascent Media Group’s Viia platform is an important technology to enable major Hollywood studios to archive, repurpose and distribute content digitally through a variety of media channels,” said David Trescot, Vice President of the Rhozet Business Unit at Harmonic Inc. “Rhozet transcoding technology enhances the Viia platform by providing a more efficient workflow while maintaining image quality, effectively addressing two key issues for movie studios – quality and production time.”
Harmonic’s Rhozet transcoding solutions are offered in both off-the-shelf and customized software configurations. The company’s acclaimed Rhozet Carbon Coder™ universal transcoding application facilitates the transfer of media between a variety of platforms, including acquisition, editing, playout, archive, the Internet and mobile devices. Carbon Coder can run as a stand-alone application or as part of a multi-node, fully-automated rendering farm. Carbon Coder provides high-performance, scalable and cost-effective transcoding for a broad range of business environments, from specialized studios to enterprise-scale installations.
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