Harmonic Releases Software Spectrum X Media Server

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Harmonic announced an addition to its Spectrum family of media servers. Software Spectrum X is a software-only media server that delivers what the company calls “broadcast quality and mission-critical reliability” from a 1RU COTS server that aligns with Harmonic’s Spectrum MediaPort 7000 real-time I/O module’s footprint.

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Software Spectrum X is in a compact footprint that packs up to four video channels in 1RU. The software supports a wide range of video codecs, resolutions, and I/O options, including 12G SDI, SMPTE 2110 and NDI, enabling media companies to deliver pristine, low-latency video in resolutions up to HD 1080p and UHD.

A feature of Software Spectrum X is its plug-and-play integration into any Spectrum system, due to API support. Software Spectrum X is also compatible with Harmonic’s MediaGrid shared storage system. The software’s open architecture ensures interoperability with third-party, best-of-breed solutions while enabling rapid development of new features and unparalleled flexibility for media ingest, production and playout applications. A special low-cost licensing option of Software Spectrum X is available for ingest-only workflows.