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Harmonic Introduces New ProStream 9000 With ACE Audio/Video Processor and Transcoder

Harmonic, a leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced ProStream 9000 with ACE, a new family of high-density, real-time stream processors and transcoders that introduces increased performance and availability

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- (24 Oct 2012)

New Platform Optimizes Efficiencies for Traditional Broadcast and Next-Generation Multiscreen Applications

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced ProStream(R) 9000 with ACE(R), a new family of high-density, real-time stream processors and transcoders that introduces increased performance and availability capabilities to the company's market-leading ProStream product line. Designed to optimize broadcast television and next-generation multiscreen video applications, the high-performance platform features dual power supplies and the flexibility to accommodate a wide range of applications that maximize efficiency, reliability, and cost-savings for broadcasters, cable and satellite operators, telcos, and IPTV providers worldwide.

The first member of the new family is the ProStream 9100 with ACE, which supports 1 Gb of data throughput and up to 250 simultaneous multiplexing/scrambling services, 20 HD or 60 SD broadcast transcoding services, 20 HD/SD multiscreen inputs with 80 multiscreen output profiles, and integrated any-to-any audio transcoding with audio leveling capabilities in a single rack unit -- making it the industry's highest density transcoding solution for mobile and Web applications. Later family members will support an even higher throughput and the processing of 500 simultaneous services.

"Service providers need an efficient solution for delivering an ever-increasing quantity of media to an ever-increasing variety of devices and services," said Orit Kahana, product line manager, stream processing at Harmonic Inc. "The video processing infrastructures for these providers must be scalable, flexible, and reliable, as well as support a wide variety of input, processing, and output formats. ProStream 9000 with ACE delivers this wealth of features, reducing capital and operational costs significantly through its high density, ease of use, and power efficiency."

Leveraging Harmonic's market-leading ACE transcoding technology -- which currently supports over 25,000 live channels -- ProStream 9100 with ACE delivers exceptional video quality and the flexibility to support such applications as digital turnaround, any-to-any transcoding, time-shift TV, VOD, picture-in-picture (PIP), and live adaptive streaming to PCs, tablets, smartphones, and OTT set-top boxes. ProStream 9100's low power consumption and platform serviceability, with swappable I/O and processing cards and hot-swappable power supplies and fan assembly, provide unmatched reliability and significantly reduced operating expenses.

ProStream 9100 with ACE is available now and will be demonstrated at Harmonic's booth 701 during the TelcoTV 2012 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Oct. 24-26. More information on Harmonic and the company's products can be found at www.harmonicinc.com.

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About Harmonic
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. The company's production-ready innovation enables content and service providers to efficiently create, prepare, and deliver differentiated services for television and new media video platforms. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to the anticipated capabilities and benefits of Harmonic's ProStream(R) 9000 with ACE(R), and ProStream 9100 with ACE products. Our expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the possibility that these products do not meet some or all of their anticipated capabilities or provide some or all of their anticipated benefits, such as significant cost reduction, ease of use, power efficiency, and unmatched reliability.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, such as those more fully described in Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec.31, 2011, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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