Harmonic has introduced the Ellipse family of encoders for advanced digital video contribution applications and showed two models at the NAB Show.
The Ellipse 1000 is designed for fixed-line contribution, and the Ellipse 2000 with DVB-S2 is intended for digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG). The new Ellipse AVC low-latency compression options will be available in the third quarter of the year.
The Ellipse 2000 facilitates mobile operations for live news or event coverage by providing low-latency encoding technology to DSNG vehicles. The Ellipse 2000’s latency of less than 300ms, combined with the bandwidth efficiency gains of AVC compression and DVB-S2 modulation, makes this system well suited for DSNG operators.
The Ellipse 1000 encoder features dual GigE IP, DVB-ASI and optional DVB-PDH or G.703 outputs to enable video contribution over wired communication links.