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Harmonic Launches Electra X Line

Harmonic has announced details of the newest generation of its Electra line with the launch of the Electra X family of advanced media processors.

The company is billing the Electra X encoders for broadcast and multiscreen content delivery as the world’s first encoder family to support graphics, branding and playout functionalities, as well as full-frame Ultra HD (UHD) live encoding.

“Building on the success of our industry-leading compression family, the Electra X media processors offer a dramatic new approach to encoding,” said Bart Spriester, senior vice president, video products, Harmonic in a statement. “The Electra X simplifies content delivery operations, enabling video content and service providers to offer linear and multiscreen services from low bandwidth profiles all the way up to UHD, plus the additional function integration can have a profound impact when deploying new services.”

The new Electra X products include the Electra X2, a one RU media processor, and the Electra X3, a two RU processor that can support UHD formats up to 2160p60.

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