SOURCE: Harmonic Inc.

Harmonic Inc.

September 23, 2010 09:00 ET

Harmonic Honored With Cable & Satellite International Product of the Year Award

Distribution Management System (DMS) Simplifies Operations for Broadcast and Content Distribution Applications

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2010) -  Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that its new Distribution Management System (DMS) has been awarded the Best Satellite Contribution/Distribution/Transmission Solution at this year's Cable and Satellite International Product of the Year awards. Recognized as one of the most prestigious technology awards in the industry, the CSI Awards were announced at the IBC 2010 exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Friday, September 10.

Harmonic's DMS is a control and management system that enables over-the-air (OTA), in-band control of content distribution network elements including Harmonic's ProView™ 7000 receivers. A state-of-the-art management platform, DMS enables content providers, aggregators, broadcasters and service providers to simplify operations by providing centralized control of the entire distribution system, including local programming switching, ad insertion triggering and implementing regional blackouts. DMS lowers operating expenditures and eliminates the need for costly remote site visits by controlling the video distribution network from a single control system with advanced scheduling, configuration, software upgrade and inventory management capabilities.

"Our new DMS solution is proving ideal for applications including content distribution to operators, affiliates and service providers, as well as distribution for digital terrestrial TV services," said Ran Ferster, Senior Product Manager at Harmonic Inc. "Being recognized as a CSI Product of the Year is an honor and particularly gratifying given the caliber of this year's panel of judges, as well as the other entrants we were up against."

About Harmonic Inc.
Harmonic Inc. is redefining video delivery with the industry's most powerful solutions for delivering live and on-demand video to TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Harmonic's technical innovation and market leadership enable the company to offer a unique and comprehensive solution portfolio -- including encoding, transcoding, content preparation, stream processing, asset management, edge processing, and delivery. Broadcast, cable, Internet, mobile, satellite and telecom service providers around the world choose Harmonic's IP-based digital video, software, and broadband edge and access solutions. Using these award-winning and industry-leading solutions, operators can reduce costs and differentiate their services by offering consumers a higher quality, personalized multi-screen experience.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is headquartered in San Jose, California with R&D, sales and system integration centers worldwide. The company's customers, including many of the world's largest communications providers, deliver services in virtually every country. Visit http://www.harmonicinc.com for more information.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27(A) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21(E) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements related to: simplifying operations by providing centralized control of the entire distribution system; lowering operating expenditures and eliminating the need for costly remote site visits by controlling the video distribution network from a single control system.

Our expectations and beliefs regarding the capabilities of Harmonic's Distribution Management System (DMS) and the anticipated benefits for customers may not materialize, and actual results could differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in Harmonic's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its recent Reports filed on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Harmonic does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

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