DiviCom Electra 8000 Universal Broadcast Encoder

The DiviCom Electra 8000, from Harmonic, is an encoding and transcoding platform. The Electra 8000 supports MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2 codecs in standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) formats (up to full frame-rate 1080p 50/60). The DiviCom Electra 8000 features four channels per rack unit (RU) and uses 40% less power than the industry average for HD AVC encoding. The Electra 8000s native capability to decode and encode both MPEG-2 and AVC enables operators to accommodate both existing and future architectures using a single hardware platform.

Divicom Electra 8000 Universal SD/HD MPEG-2 and AVC Encoder

DiviCom Electra 8000 Encoder Features

  • High quality ultra-low bit-rate encoding with Hierarchical LookAhead and pre-processing
  • Up to 4 channels per chassis (1RU)
  • Statmux over IP in LAN and WAN environments with DiviTrackIP
  • A compact design supporting up to 4 video inputs in a 1-RU chassis, ideal for operators mindful of their carbon footprint, energy costs and rack space
  • Support for either MPEG-2 or AVC encoding/transcoding, and a wide variety of SD and HD formats, including 1080p24 and full frame-rate 1080p50/60
  • An enhanced compression engine with a unique multi-pass architecture incorporating the latest ASIC and DSP/FPGA technologies
  • An innovative high quality second channel output, capable of delivering a variety of resolutions, from picture-in-picture all the way up to full HD resolution for switched digital video (SDV) or time-shifted TV applications
  • A built-in broadcast quality up/down converter for differentiated services such as an HD broadcast of the premium SD lineup
  • Integrated statistical multiplexing “in the box” with Harmonics DiviTrackMX, or support for DiviTrackIP in LAN or distributed WAN environments
  • IP or ASI outputs, multiple audio format options, native support for Digital Program Insertion (DPI), and FLEX integrated decoding with IP, 8VSB or ASI inputs

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