Tiger Technology to Demo Low-Cost, Secure, and Globally Accessible Cloud Storage Management at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo

Tiger Bridge Is the World’s First Solution to Directly Integrate Microsoft, Amazon, and Google Cloud With Other Storage Tiers and NTFS, Increasing Simplicity, Efficiency, and Cost Savings for Data Life Cycle Management

At the upcoming Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in Orlando (Oct. 20-24) and Barcelona (Nov. 3-7), Tiger Technology will showcase Tiger Bridge, an enterprise-class, software-centric data storage solution that supports seamless capacity expansion, disaster recovery, geo replication, and remote collaboration by bridging existing Microsoft servers to the cloud. Tiger Bridge reduces storage costs by intelligently assigning data to the storage tier best suited to the data’s life cycle stage. As the first solution that directly integrates cloud into NTFS, Tiger Bridge is transforming the way that organizations store and manage their data.

“When companies store seldom-used data on high-performance storage, it dramatically increases their costs, reduces storage capacity, and decreases workload capability,” said Alexander Lefterov, CEO at Tiger Technology. “At Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, we will demonstrate how organizations can instantly optimize their storage with Tiger Bridge. Using Tiger Bridge, content is always stored in the right place, at the right time, in the most cost-effective way. It’s a fundamentally simple solution that ensures business continuity and boosts agility.”

Tiger Bridge offers an innovative approach to storage management. Rather than using external hardware solutions to access cloud and object storage, it allows Windows to blend disk, tape, and cloud into a single namespace visible to all legacy applications and workflows. Data is dynamically assigned to hot, cool, and archive public cloud tiers for frequent, infrequent, and rare access, as well as on-premise object, network, or tape storage. Providing companies with a low-cost, secure, and globally accessible cloud storage solution, Tiger Bridge alters the economics of data management and allows businesses to collaborate more efficiently.

Tiger Bridge allows organizations to continue using their existing applications and workflows seamlessly and without interruption. Whereas traditional storage systems require that entire files or folders be restored, even if only a portion of data is needed, Tiger Bridge can partially restore data, saving companies valuable time and disk space. In addition, Tiger Bridge helps businesses recover fast in the event of catastrophic failure by instantly and automatically restoring data. Tiger Bridge is certified by Microsoft, AWS, IBM, Backblaze, and Wasabi clouds, as well as Milestone and Genetec, the world’s top security and surveillance VMS providers.

Tiger Bridge will be demonstrated at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in Orlando, Oct. 20-24, on Booth 608 and at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in Barcelona, Nov. 3-7, on Booth 519. More information about Tiger Technology is available at www.tiger-technology.com/.

Actus Digital Agrees to Distributor Partnership With Video Systems in Brazil

Actus Digital, a leading provider of compliance and media monitoring solutions, today announced a new partnership with Video Systems. Video Systems, located in São Paulo, will serve as Actus Digital’s Brazilian distributor, driving growth in the South American market. Previously, Video Systems represented Volicon in Brazil.

“When Volicon announced the end of life of its product line, it became critical that we identify the best replacement solution for our customers,” said Kazuyuki Tsurumaki, president of Video Systems. “Actus Digital is the most compelling solution, offering an advanced and flexible approach to media monitoring, an unmatched feature set, and the ability for customers to repurpose their existing Volicon hardware with Actus Digital software. Actus Digital also provides SLA coverage for existing Volicon users, which is extremely valuable during this transition period.”

Since 1993, Video Systems has been a leading technology distributor to the broadcast and telecommunications market. Beyond distributing advanced technology, Video Systems offers services, systems integration, and project development. The Video Systems team is made up of engineers and technicians with vast market experience in addition to diversified training that is always up to date in order to meet current and future market demands.

“Video Systems has a long history of success in the Brazilian market. Its past achievements and market dominance with Volicon make this a clear distribution choice for Actus Digital,” said Actus Digital CEO Sima Levy. “We look forward to serving Video Systems’ customer base and effectively assisting them in making a smooth and cost-effective transition to the future of media monitoring.”

Shop LC and The Jewelry Channel Elevate Online Shopping Experience with Harmonic

Retail Giants to Deliver High-Quality, Low-Latency Video Streaming with Harmonic’s VOS360 SaaS

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Austin, Texas-based online auction shopping network Shop LC and its U.K.-based sister company, The Jewelry Channel (TJC), leaders in internet retailing of jewelry and lifestyle products, will use Harmonic solutions to power their OTT services. Using Harmonic’s VOS®360 SaaS, Shop LC and TJC will be able to distribute live OTT content to any screen with exceptional quality of experience and low latency, as well as deliver on-demand content for web shoppers.

“Low latency is critical for live OTT. Having Harmonic as a video delivery partner gives us the confidence to provide an outstanding online shopping experience to our customers,” said Vineet Vashisht, chief technology officer at VGL Group, Shop LC’s and TJC’s parent company. “Harmonic’s VOS360 SaaS sets the benchmark for delivering high-quality, low-latency live video streams, and that is why we’re also looking at replacing our on-prem playout system and creating pop-up channels with Harmonic in the near future.”

Harmonic’s VOS360 SaaS will give Shop LC and TJC the unique capability to stream CMAF DASH and low-latency HLS video. Using its time-shift feature, Shop LC and TJC can easily create high-quality VOD assets for use on their website, including videos and images related to retail products, thereby offering an enhanced shopping experience to customers.

“Harmonic’s expertise in cloud and video streaming technologies ensures that Shop LC and TJC can provide a world-class live OTT experience to customers, along with high-quality on-demand content that engages customers and boosts sales,” said Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development, at Harmonic. “With 24/7 operations, a cloud-neutral approach and extensive expansion options, VOS360 SaaS not only streamlines the current workflow for the shopping channels but also provides ample confidence of enhancements in the future.”

Harmonic will showcase its latest video streaming innovations at NAB Show New York, Oct. 16-17 in booth N336. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s solutions is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

AVIWEST Broadens Reach in Middle East With New Office in Dubai

AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced it has opened a new sales and services office in Dubai, expanding the company’s presence in the Middle East. To ensure that regional customers’ requirements for reliable, powerful live video contribution solutions are thoroughly met, AVIWEST has appointed Nicola Atta as Middle East sales office manager.

“The new office location in Dubai enables AVIWEST to better serve and respond quickly to immediate presales, sales, and service needs across the United Arab Emirates, building on AVIWEST’s close collaborations with broadcasters and video professionals in the region,” said Erwan Gasc, CEO at AVIWEST. “By providing broadcasters and media professionals with a local presence, AVIWEST’s new office will ensure superior services and support and further augment the company’s growing business in the Middle East.”

AVIWEST’s new office will be located at Dubai Silicon Oasis, HQ Building — Wing B – Office 306, Dubai.

More information on AVIWEST and its products is available at www.aviwest.com.

Harmonic Introduces Powerful New Analytics-Driven Service for Cable Operators

CableOS Central Service Leverages Advanced Analytics to Revolutionize Cable Network Diagnostics and Capacity Planning

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced CableOS™ Central, a new AI-enabled service that features data analytics, 24/7 operational support and engagement tools for cable operators. Designed to complement Harmonic’s CableOS virtualized CMTS solution, CableOS Central provides operators with an intelligent and customizable way to proactively identify and address technical issues and network capacity opportunities, enabling delivery of superior-quality internet, voice and video services.

“While we were originally drawn to Harmonic’s CableOS solution because it enabled faster broadband while addressing critical space and power requirements, access to the network data provided by this solution has been a real game-changer for our operations,” said Rick Mlcek, president of shared services at Buckeye Broadband.

“CableOS deployments continue to gain momentum, and Harmonic is once again breaking barriers with its new CableOS Central service,” said Gil Katz, senior vice president, Cable Access Business Operations, at Harmonic. “Leveraging the rich data analytics available through our platform, CableOS Central is a powerful new service enabling operators to predict and address issues before they become service-affecting. As operators continue to roll out scalable gigabit broadband services and provide advanced entertainment, business and home-security service offerings, CableOS Central is essential for delivering exceptional quality of service.”

Harmonic’s CableOS Central service is composed of three service pillars: Data Analytics, Operations and Engagement Portal.

CableOS Central Data Analytics service continuously collects, synthesizes and presents network data through a modern set of real-time dashboards, smart alerts and notifications, enabling unprecedented service visibility. Unlike legacy cable data monitoring systems that periodically report the health of only a few network elements, the CableOS platform provides rich real-time data spanning the network physical layer, from data-center servers to remote devices, access network performance parameters and application traffic patterns.

CableOS Central Operations features a 24/7 team of cable access and networking experts, augmented by an innovative AI toolset. This team complements operators’ existing network operations centers by continuously analyzing data from CableOS Central Data Analytics, detecting and diagnosing issues, predicting future problems and assisting with configurations and upgrades.

CableOS Central Engagement Portal enables operators worldwide to quickly and efficiently engage directly with Harmonic. It is a state-of-the-art connected platform that provides operators with powerful tools for case planning, calendars, software downloads, product and deployment documentation and event management.

Harmonic will demonstrate its CableOS Central service at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Oct. 1-3, in New Orleans at Booth 247. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s solutions is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

AVIWEST Simplifies the Delivery of Live Video Streams to Affiliates

AVIWEST’s StreamHub Transceiver Now Enables Broadcasters to Interconnect to Numerous Third-Party Live Transmitters at a Time

AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced that the new software version of its iconic StreamHub transceiver is now vendor-agnostic and universally compatible with third-party transmitters. Using StreamHub, video professionals and broadcasters can receive transmissions from various types of transmitters, enabling them to quickly, easily, and simultaneously share high-quality live content with multiple affiliates or other broadcast facilities.

AVIWEST StreamHub provides broadcasters with a scalable and tailored video solution for managing and sharing live streams from multiple transmitters via a single interface. With StreamHub, video professionals can manage multiple streams and distribute them to multiple affiliates from a single point of control. Having the power to interconnect to numerous third-party live transmission tools instantaneously saves video professionals time and money.

Knowing that broadcasters are often on the go and working from remote locations, StreamHub offers a web-based user interface with a video thumbnail view. This tool allows broadcasters to build a live video multiview composed with all input streams, which can be fed to affiliates. The multiview can be enriched with overlay information for each source, such as audio level and transmitter name. The main advantage of this capability is that it reduces data while feeding affiliates with multiple streams, allowing affiliates to choose a main stream from those available.

“By streamlining their production workflow and optimizing costs with our flagship AVIWEST StreamHub transceiver, broadcasters can offer an increased amount of live video content and boost viewer engagement,” said Ronan Poullaouec, chief technology officer at AVIWEST. “During a live event, broadcasters need to ensure there is no delay. Viewers do not want to miss a second of the action, especially for live sports. Choosing AVIWEST’s live video solution with state-of-the-art HEVC encoding will ensure high-quality video at minimum bit rates with low latency.”

StreamHub features AVIWEST’s Emmy Award-winning SST (Safe Streams Transport) protocol, which reliably combines multiple algorithms, including FEC, ARQ, and VBR rate control, to provide a high quality of service. StreamHub’s universality enables it to support a variety of streaming protocols, such as RTMP, RTSP/RTP, HLS and TS/IP, to ensure that broadcasters can freely distribute video content over the public internet and virtually any IP networks, including 3G, 4G, and 5G.

AVIWEST’s transceiver can be deployed on-premises or operated as a cloud-based service tailored to any news or live video production organization’s workflow and operational constraints, making it ideally suited for today’s ever-evolving multiscreen video delivery world.

More information on AVIWEST and its products is available at www.aviwest.com.

Harmonic Advances CableOS Solution with Expanded Cloud-Native and New FTTH Capabilities

Powerful New CableOS Version Extends Cable Access Leadership

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced further innovative advancements to its groundbreaking CableOS™ solution. Designed from the ground up as cloud-native, the CableOS platform and applications add powerful scalability, resiliency and data-center agility capabilities. This new version also includes both containerized DOCSIS CMTS and passive optical network (PON) applications, enabling converged delivery of broadband-over-cable and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services.

“Building on Harmonic’s established leadership position with its CableOS offering, we are further unleashing the power of cloud-native architectures,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “DOCSIS CMTS and PON OLT are now simply containerized CableOS applications that run in parallel on the CableOS platform. We are delivering on the promise of smarter and simpler operations for our cable customers who are increasingly requesting converged solutions for cable- and FTTH-based broadband services.”

Benefits of the original software-based CMTS pioneered by Harmonic included state-of-the-art bandwidth delivery through commercial-off-the-shelf servers instead of inflexible custom hardware, thereby reducing space, power and hardware upgrade constraints. Now added to the CableOS solution are the cloud-native operational advantages of smaller operating domains, flexible high-availability architectures, elastic scale-out for service expansion, expanded telemetry and simplified A/B testing of new features. Based on open-standard Kubernetes, the CableOS platform dynamically orchestrates containerized applications and is designed to be flexibly deployed across headend, data center and cloud environments.

The CableOS solution also takes advantage of its cloud-native platform to support converged DOCSIS CMTS and FTTH PON OLT applications, and additional containerized access applications such as DOCSIS 4.0 in the future. 10G EPON and 10G XGS-PON are both included in the new CableOS version, as is a remote CableOS OLT module that has the same footprint as Harmonic’s Pebble Remote PHY device. Through a single CableOS instance running in a centralized data center, operators can simultaneously deliver Remote PHY DOCSIS and Remote OLT FTTH services, dramatically simplifying the operational complexity of managing and scaling multiple broadband access applications.

“Fiber-to-the-home services are increasingly becoming a standard offering alongside DOCSIS among global MSOs,” said Jeff Heynen, research director, Broadband Access and Home Networking, Dell’Oro Group. “Having a cloud-native-based platform to converge the deployment and management of both services will be critical to helping MSOs simplify the management of both services and, ultimately, ease the transition from coax to fiber when necessary.”

Harmonic will demonstrate its latest CableOS solution with Remote OLT FTTH capability at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Oct. 1-3, in New Orleans at Booth 247. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s solutions is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

Comporium Migrates to Distributed Access Architecture with Harmonic CableOS™ Solution

Harmonic’s Virtualized Cable Access Solution Enables Smarter, More Flexible and Scalable Deployment of DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Broadband Services

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Comporium, a leading cable operator in South Carolina, is powering its DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit broadband services with a virtualized cable access solution from Harmonic. Featuring a scalable, software-based architecture, Harmonic’s CableOS™ solution provides Comporium with a cost-effective solution for delivering cutting-edge internet and video services through a distributed access architecture (DAA).

“Improving our subscribers’ quality of experience is a key initiative, and traditional CMTS solutions fall short of providing the flexibility, scalability and efficiency we need to cost-effectively launch multi-gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 broadband services,” said Mike Deller, vice president of engineering and planning at Comporium. “Harmonic’s CableOS solution saves us significant space, power and legacy hardware costs, enabling an easy migration from older CMTS platforms to new virtualized DOCSIS 3.1 networks that will give us a competitive edge in the market.”

Deployed at Comporium in a DAA, Harmonic’s CableOS solution is the industry’s first and only field-proven, software-based Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) and end-to-end Remote PHY system. In addition, Comporium is using Harmonic’s Electra® XT high-density transcoder to maximize bandwidth efficiency for IPTV service delivery.

“Speed is a major determining factor in consumer satisfaction with broadband services today, and that’s why Comporium is joining a host of other cable operators in North America and globally to deploy Gigabit internet services powered by our CableOS solution,” said Yaniv Ben-Soussan, vice president of sales, North America cable at Harmonic. “The CableOS solution enables continuous improvements in upstream and downstream bandwidth capacity plus all of the flexibility and scalability that comes from having a virtualized cable access solution, positioning Comporium for tremendous business growth.”

Harmonic will showcase its groundbreaking CableOS solution at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Oct. 1-3 in New Orleans at booth 247. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s solutions is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

Harmonic Extends Cable Access Leadership at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2019

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that it will demonstrate significant new advances to its industry-leading cloud-native cable access solution at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2019. Deployed by a growing number of leading cable operators worldwide, Harmonic’s CableOS™ solution is enabling the industry’s transition to 10G through transformational technology, architecture and service innovations.

“Cloud-native software is turning the tide on cable access, enabling unprecedented broadband speeds, network scalability and operational efficiencies,” said Asaf Matatyaou, vice president, solutions and product management, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “At the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, we will demonstrate how Harmonic is extending our industry leadership through powerful new cloud-native solutions and services, and through a growing number of groundbreaking deployments with industry leaders. With our CableOS solution, operators are cost-effectively delivering multi-gigabit internet speeds today, while also positioning themselves for the 10G future.”

Deliver Better Broadband and Realize Operational Savings with CableOS
Harmonic will showcase its field-proven CableOS cable access solution, the industry’s first cloud-native Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) and end-to-end Remote PHY system. The CableOS offering enables better broadband services and greater operating efficiencies through simultaneous support for traditional, centralized and new distributed architectures on a single-core server, as well as support for both DOCSIS 3.1 today and coming DOCSIS standard advancements.

Highlighting the service innovation velocity possible through CableOS’s cloud-native technology, Harmonic will demonstrate its revolutionary low-latency feature that dramatically improves quality of experience for gamers. In addition, leveraging the rich data analytics available in the CableOS offering, the company will unveil a groundbreaking new AI-driven 24/7 network diagnostic and capacity management service for cable operators.

Launch Streaming IP Video Services Faster
At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Harmonic will also showcase its acclaimed VOS® solution that enables operators to launch new IP video services faster, be more agile and simplify operations — essential for business success in the increasingly competitive pay-TV market. The VOS offering integrates and collapses the digital video delivery chain, including time shift and nDVR, enabling cable operators to easily create, deliver and monetize pristine-quality streaming HD and 4K resolution TV.

Boost Video Quality-of-Experience with Content-Aware Encoding
Harmonic will also showcase its award-winning EyeQ™ content-aware encoding (CAE) at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. EyeQ CAE enables operators to launch streaming TV with up to 50% less bandwidth consumption on their core and access delivery networks and up to 50% less nDVR storage requirements.

Thought Leadership on Next-Generation Cable Access
Asaf Matatyaou, vice president, solutions and product management, Cable Access Business at Harmonic, is a speaker at the session “Mission 10G: Implementing Forward-Looking Capabilities in Your Network.” The SCTE Cable-Tec Expo preconference session will take place on Monday, Sept. 30, at 7 a.m. at the Hilton in Grand Ballroom C&D.

Matatyaou will also present a paper on “Practical Lessons of a DAA Deployment with Virtualized CMTS” during the session “Virtualizing the CMTS: Progress and Current Events” taking place on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 a.m. in room 225-227.

Further information about Harmonic and the company’s solutions is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

Viaccess-Orca and Broadpeak Power New NPVR Service for Orange Poland, Increasing Audience Engagement

Using VO’s Service Delivery Platform and CloudPVR Solution From Broadpeak, Orange Poland Can Deliver NPVR, Catch-Up TV, and Start-Over Services on All Devices

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that it is powering a new NPVR service for Orange Poland in partnership with Broadpeak, a leading provider of CDN and video-streaming solutions. VO’s Service Delivery Platform (SDP) has been integrated with Broadpeak’s CloudPVR solution, enabling Orange Poland to launch NPVR, catch-up TV, and start-over features on set-top boxes (STBs) and iOS and Android™ devices, with a fast time to market.

“Within the Polish TV market, there’s a high consumer demand for NPVR capabilities. To be competitive, we needed to introduce an NPVR service quickly and cost-effectively,” said Piotr Jaworski, CTO at Orange Poland. “VO and Broadpeak joined forces, creating a simple and efficient solution for managing and delivering NPVR. Being able to launch this new NPVR offering in just eight months, from kickoff to commercial launch, is a huge benefit for us as it enables our subscribers to enjoy the content they love more comfortably and intensively.”

VO’s SDP enables Orange Poland to manage subscribers and service delivery efficiently from a single platform whilst reducing costs. Using the comprehensive capabilities offered by VO’s SDP, Orange Poland can effectively manage the limits on the number of recordings, storage, and time duration, which are critical to a successful NPVR service. Broadpeak’s CloudPVR solution includes the BkM100 to manage recordings and the BkS350 origin packager to ingest and record ABR live streams. The BkS350 also records live content in one video format and then packages and encrypts it on the fly in any ABR format, providing massive storage savings.

“Orange Poland is the fastest-growing pay-TV operator in Poland,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “We are extremely proud to build, together with VO, a solution that delivers Orange Poland’s vision for the future of television.”

“Today, users want the flexibility to watch television shows at any time, and services like NPVR are a great way for operators to address those subscribers’ demands,” said Paul Molinier, Viaccess-Orca CEO. “Working with Broadpeak, we’re helping Orange Poland to communicate and interact with audiences on all devices and deliver personalised recordings, including programs that have already been broadcast, improving audience engagement.”

VO will demonstrate its SDP and other solutions at IBC2019 at Stand 1.A51. To set up a meeting and to learn more, click here: https://www.viaccess-orca.com/what-s-new/events/ibc-2019.

Broadpeak will demonstrate its Cloud-PVR and other solutions at IBC2019 at Stand 5.B78. To learn more and book a meeting, visit https://broadpeak.tv.