TMC Design Enlists DigitalGlue to Help Boost Satellite Connectivity for U.S. Military

Systems expansion to include latest models of Harmonic encoders, decoders, multiplexers and routers

Colorado Springs, CO — September 29, 2016 — Systems integrator TMC Design Corporation, has again turned to DigitalGlue to provide a full complement of Harmonic innovations for the installation of the third satellite connectivity system it is building for the DoD. Based out of Colorado Springs, CO, the DoD intends to use the gear to boost existing satellite connectivity for units deployed around the world. DigitalGlue, a leading engineering firm specializing in design, integration, and support, is a Platinum reseller for Harmonic and recurring recipient of the manufacturer’s 2015 Highest Sales Achievement Award for North America Broadcast & Satellite. This latest system includes Harmonic’s ProStream® 9000, Ellipse® 3100, and ProView™. Tektronix and Nevion products are also integrated.

The Harmonic ProStream®, a high-density stream processor and transcoder, is ideal for multiplexing, scrambling, descrambling and statistical multiplexing of SD and HD MPEG video. Ellipse® series encoders offer multi-format, multi-codec versatility, low latency and an optional integrated modulator that make its platform ideal for both digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG) and fixed contribution. ProView™ 7100, the industry’s first single-rack-unit, is a scalable, multi-format integrated receiver-decoder (IRD), transcoder and MPEG stream processor. Harmonic’s ProView™ 7100 adds broadcast-quality SD/HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC decoding and video transcoding to the feature-rich ProView IRD platform which allows content providers, broadcasters, cable MSOs and telcos to easily and cost-effectively streamline their workflows and decrease operating costs.

The system also includes the TG8000 multi-format video test signal generator from Tektronix, and video routers from Nevion. Tektronix’s TG8000 offers multi-format analog and digital test signal generation and has a modular configurable platform with ideal channel configuration and performance to support reference generator needs. Nevion’s digital video modular routers offer up to 128×128 3G/HD/SD-SDI capability, with extensive third-party support, and its extended router lines make it possible to add standard Flashlink cards in the router and control them like a regular router input/output. Together, the devices will improve and strengthen the DoD’s video transmission system quality.

Jason Baldwin, ISSO explained that “[TMC Design Co. has] purchased similar Harmonic encoders and processors in the past and have been very satisfied with its capabilities and operation, which was the primary reason we turned to DigitalGlue again. The equipment, which offers state-of-the-art video transmission via satellite, will be configured so that it can fit into a vehicle shelter for rapid deployment.”

“With this purchase, TMC Design Co. continues to provide the DoD with reliable and upgraded capabilities allowing them to maintain an excellent relationship with their military customer,” adds Scott Hutchison, Director of Federal Sales at DigitalGlue. “We expect that TMC Design Co. will continue to rely on Harmonic equipment, and DigitalGlue, for its satellite video transmission requirements in the future.”

The new system will be operational later this year.


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