SOURCE: Harmonic Inc.

Harmonic Inc.

October 20, 2010 08:45 ET

Harmonic NSG Universal edgeQAM Selected by Armstrong for VOD Service Expansion

Market-Leading NSG 9000's Unparalleled Output Density Enables Cost-Effective VOD and Future HD Service Expansion

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) - SCTE CABLE-TEC EXPO BOOTH #1251 -- Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that cable television operator Armstrong has expanded its video-on-demand (VOD) service in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland with Harmonic's Narrowcast Services Gateway™ (NSG) 9000 universal edgeQAM featuring Privacy Mode edge encryption. The deployment of the NSG 9000 also provides Armstrong with the highest level of security, as well as the capacity to increase its HD channel offerings in the future.

"VOD is an important and growing service and it is critical that we are able to support more and more users in a scalable, secure and highly reliable manner," said Michael Giobbi, CTO at Armstrong. "Additionally, with the NSG 9000's unparalleled output density, we can continue to expand our HD channel offerings in the future while maintaining exceptional video quality."

"In an effort to offer a more compelling and differentiated service, cable operators need solutions that help them deliver high-value, personalized entertainment services while addressing scalability and performance," said Jim Marino, Vice President of North America Cable & Telco Sales at Harmonic Inc. "Harmonic's complete line of market-leading NSG edgeQAMs offers unique flexibility to operators, with proven success and reliability, support for a wide range of applications, software upgrade capabilities and a future-proof design."

Harmonic leads the industry in edgeQAM deployments with more than one million QAMs shipped to cable service providers worldwide. Harmonic's edgeQAM technology powers video-on-demand (VOD), broadcast, switched digital video (SDV), modular cable modem termination system (M-CMTS) and cable IPTV services that serve more than 50 million cable TV subscribers around the world.

About Armstrong
Armstrong has a rich history of leading the industry in technology and innovation, beginning with nine channels of video in 1963 to offering a full spectrum of services, including advanced Television, Telephone, and Internet today. Along the way they pioneered many industry standards. Armstrong was an early entrant in the broadband business and is now leading the way with innovative Fiber to The Home design and implementation.

About Harmonic Inc.
Harmonic Inc. offers a comprehensive, innovative and market-leading portfolio of video infrastructure solutions, spanning content production to multi-screen video delivery. Harmonic customers can efficiently create, prepare and deliver differentiated video services over broadcast, cable, Internet, mobile, satellite and telecom networks, while simplifying end-to-end asset management, reducing costs and streamlining workflows.

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is headquartered in San Jose, California with R&D, sales and system integration centers worldwide. The company's customers -- including each of the top 20 Fortune 2000 media companies -- choose Harmonic to enable their high quality video services delivered to consumers in virtually every country. Visit 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: expanding HD channel offerings in the future while maintaining exceptional video quality; supporting a wide range of applications, software upgrade capabilities and a future-proof design.

Our expectations and beliefs regarding the capabilities of Harmonic's NSG 9000 and the anticipated benefits for Armstrong 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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