A special low-cost licensing option of Software Spectrum X is available for ingest-only workflows.
Harmonic has introduced Software Spectrum X at IBC 2023, the next-generation software-only advanced media server. This solution sets new standards for broadcast quality and mission-critical reliability, all within a compact 1RU COTS server that aligns with the footprint of Harmonic’s Spectrum MediaPort 7000 real-time I/O module.
Speaking about the new launch, Stéphane Cloirec, Vice President, Product Management, Video Appliances at Harmonic, said: “The Software Spectrum X solution combines the time-proven, solid foundation of Harmonic’s industry-leading Spectrum media server with a future-proof, software-based architecture that enables our customers to adapt to the evolutions in the media industry. Featuring an open and scalable design, the new software paves the way for versatile and reliable applications with the simple addition of new codecs, channel-in-a-box functionality, IP I/Os and other advanced features as business requirements dictate.”
Software Spectrum X delivers performance and functionality within a compact footprint. It can accommodate up to four video channels in a single 1RU unit. The software supports an extensive array of video codecs, resolutions, and I/O options, including 12G SDI, SMPTE 2110, and NDI. This versatility enables media companies to deliver pristine, low-latency video content at resolutions up to HD 1080p and UHD.
One of the cornerstone features of Software Spectrum X is its seamless integration into any Spectrum system, because of common API support. Additionally, it is fully compatible with Harmonic’s MediaGrid shared storage system. The software’s open architecture ensures compatibility with third-party solutions, offering flexibility for media ingest, production, and playout applications. Harmonic also offers a special low-cost licensing option for ingest-only workflows.