VOS – The Future of Video Today
Harmonic VOS enables completely virtualized media processing from a single software platform, encompassing historically discreet functions — including ingest, playout, graphics, branding, compression and packaging — for broadcast and multiscreen delivery. It has the potential to fundamentally change the video delivery ecosystem by bringing these functions into one simplified, unified platform and workflow, for increased operational flexibility, scalability and efficiency.
At the center of VOS is the Harmonic PURE Compression Engine, which provides groundbreaking video quality and bandwidth efficiency for SD, HD and Ultra HD formats, and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC compression over CBR, VBR and ABR streams.
The first announced product based on VOS is Electra XVM, which is designed to run on blade servers in virtual machine environments. Electra XVM features the superior video quality and bandwidth efficiency of the PURE Compression Engine, as well as the workflow efficiency of integrated branding and graphics.