Shenzhen Topway deploys Harmonic Live UHD technology
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Chinese cable operator Shenzhen Topway Video Communication is using Harmonic Live ultra HD (UHD) video processing technology to deliver its latest broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) services.

Harmonic logo 12 June 19The software-based technology helps maximise bandwidth efficiency while delivering ‘exceptional’ video quality, said Harmonic.

“Our goal was to be one of the first service providers in China to deliver UHD public broadcasts and bring an enhanced, higher-resolution entertainment experience to viewers," said Wen Zhiqiang, assistant manager at Shenzhen Topway Video Communication.

"Harmonic has a solid reputation for reliability and offers a UHD solution that delivers pristine video quality, advanced HDR processing capabilities and flexible deployment options, which made this deployment a breeze.”

At the centre of the technology deployed by Shenzhen Topway Video Communicationis Harmonic’s Electra XOS live video processor collates artificial intelligence, deep tuning for Intel processors and expertise in video algorithms to enable delivery of high quality video, even where bandwidth is limited.

The solution supports UHD statistical multiplexing, HDR processing, uncompressed and compressed IP inputs, and integrated packaging to simplify live video workflows for service providers.

"Our solution for live UHD video processing is one of the first in the industry to support AVS2 — the new UHD Chinese standard — ingest, as well as HDR tone expansion, enabling cable operators like Shenzhen Topway Video Communication to deliver outstanding quality of experience," said Tony Berthaud, vice president of sales and video services, APAC, at Harmonic.

“As cable operators look to address the demand for UHD video, Harmonic's software-centric, cloud-deployable video processing solutions set the benchmark for flexibility and innovation.”