Harmonic Demos 4K at CES

Harmonic has powered multiple end-to-end transmission demonstrations of 4K television during 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Harmonic continued to showcase the new format on Ultra HD TVs and set-top boxes with its partners, Broadcom Corporation, Sigma Designs and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. through the end of the show on Jan. 10.

The standards-compliant live 4K Ultra HD 30-Hz broadcast workflow, powered by Harmonic ProMedia Xpress high-performance file-based transcoding software and decoded by Broadcom’s latest BCM7445-based STB, will be shown at Broadcom’s private booth in CES Meeting Place MP25966. Demonstrations are by appointment only.

The 4K Ultra HD 120-Hz broadcast workflow is also powered by Harmonic ProMedia Xpress transcoding software. The transcoded UHD 24/30/60 fps content will be played back on Sigma Designs’ 120-Hz Ultra HD Platform. Sigma’s Ultra HD TV Chipset uses only two chips, a SX6 UHD TV Application Processor and a FRCX Video Processor, to build a high performance and cost effective 120-Hz Ultra HD TV that will be shown at Sigma Designs’ suite 2990 in the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

ProMedia Xpress is also undergoing interoperability testing with 4K 60-Hz Samsung UHD TVs, which will be shown at booth 12004 in the Central Hall.

Harmonic recently showcased a consumer-grade, end-to-end 4K 60-Hz broadcast-quality workflow at Inter BEE 2013 in Tokyo. Employing Harmonic’s HEVC technology, ProMedia Xpress transferred the 4K Ultra HD content to a high-end PC outfitted with a consumer-grade graphics card, whereupon the content was played out onto a consumer-grade Panasonic 65″ UHD TV at 60 fps.





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