Harmonic Touts Acquisitions, UHD

Harmonic will show footage from the NASA UHD channel, a partnership announced last fall.

Leading the charge for Harmonic at NAB Show is the new next-generation media-storage platform, the Harmonic MediaGrid 4000 shared storage solution. The scale-out storage system offers 24 6 TB drives in a 4RU chassis, and delivers the performance of a Fibre Channel (SAN) network with the scalability of Ethernet-based network-attached storage (NAS). With support for each stage of the media workflow process the Harmonic MediaGrid 4000 offers storage consolidation features and the ability to scale capacity and bandwidth as needed.

Storage capacity to be expanded incrementally by 48-, 96- or 144-TB with the addition of MediaGrid ContentStore 4240 nodes outfitted with 24 hot-swappable 2-TB, 4-TB or 6-TB SAS drives.

The Harmonic MediaGrid 4000 can handle 4K, 5K and 6K workflows.

MediGrid 4000 also focuses on 4K ca- pability, offering a potential solution to the demanding requirements of UHD storage requirements by leveraging SAN and NAS to facilitate a balance between bandwidth and capacity.

Harmonic also plans to showcase its Spectrum X advanced media server and TVN’s ViBE 4K UHD encoder, which include both the HDR-10 and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR schemes.

The company has been involved with the NASA TV UHD channel, which airs high-resolution images and video generated on the International Space Station and from other current NASA missions using Harmonic encoding and processing equipment.