New ProView 8100 IRD Series Boosts Harmonic’s Primary Distribution Solution Offering

The newly announced ProView 8100 commercial integrated receiver-decoder (IRD), the first member in the new ProView 8000 IRD family, optimizes primary distribution of video content over satellite or IP delivery networks. This general-purpose, single-channel decoding platform delivers features traditionally available only in high-end IRDs – such as simultaneous HD-SDI and SD-SDI output with high-quality down-conversion-to broadcasters and service providers, enabling them to power HD and SD production chains with a single device to maximize workflow efficiencies and cost savings. Through a compact design and advanced feature set, the ProView 8100 IRD increases workflow efficiencies, cost savings, and reliability for global broadcasters and service providers, simplifying the migration to an IP infrastructure and launch of value-added services.