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Harmonic Encoder VIBE CP9000


The Harmonic ViBE®  CP9000 encoder enables rapid, reliable deployment of superior-quality HD and Ultra HD content for mission-critical contribution applications.

With the significant increase in UHD TV sets hitting the market, content providers and broadcasters are looking for a solution to address the needs of early adopters of the premium TV standard. Compact and reliable, the ViBE CP9000 contribution encoder is the answer. Superior video quality is a primary objective of the platform, and the ViBE CP9000 delivers with pristine 2160p UHD and 1080p HD content featuring high dynamic range (HDR).

 Innovative Compression Technology

The ViBE CP9000 encoder addresses the call for preserving video quality at the front of the broadcast chain with the ability to process uncompressed UHD signals at eight times the bitrate of current HD sources, up to 370 Mbps. The platform encodes content in a single slice in

real-time via AVC (H.264) or HEVC (H.265), today’s most advanced compression standards. Up to two UHD or eight video channels, and 32 audio stereo channels, can be encoded on the 1-RU chassis. With its wide range of encoding tools, HEVC offers incredible compression efficiency, making distribution and delivery of live UHD content available for satellite, cable, terrestrial and fiber networks.

The ViBE CP9000 encoder employs 4:2:2 10-bit precision encoding technology originally designed for professional transmission. Compatible with the Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and SMPTE ST 2084 (PQ) HDR formats, the platform is also ready for the next phases of UHD content delivery. As a result, image detail, sharpness and color gradients are preserved throughout the distribution process right up to the consumer’s UHD display.

 Versatile and Future-Proof

With a depth of just 16.9 inches, the compact and rugged ViBE CP9000 encoder is a perfect fit for DSNG vehicles, teleports and flyaway packages. SDI and all-IP contribution and primary distribution use cases are both supported. A low latency encoding mode offers broadcasters the chance to get a true jump on the competition, and also enables home/remote production application. The encoder can be used to transport pristine live video from a field location to the studio via IP, significantly reducing production costs by cutting the number of vehicles and staff members sent to cover live events.

Simple and cost-effective to deploy, the ViBE CP9000 encoder is interoperable with most professional decoders, including the Harmonic ProView7100 IRD. It integrates seamlessly with the Harmonic ProSwitch smart redundancy switch as well, enabling a compact 1+1 UHD redundant solution in just 3 RU. DVB/SMPTE standards are supported. The small system footprint and low power consumption of the ViBE CP9000 ensures exceptional ROI and helps assure that your investment will pay off well into the future.


Pay-As-You-Grow Scalability

License-based pricing assures that customers pay only for the features they need. Video and audio codecs and formats are easily added to the ViBE CP9000 encoder via firmware upgrade, enabling a scalable migration path that provides operational flexibility and business continuity, and extends the system’s value.


World-Class Service and Support

Harmonic stands behind the ViBE CP9000 platform with comprehensive service and support programs, including system design, service deployment, technical support and network maintenance. World-class service plans and a global network of flexible and responsive support professionals help ensure your ability to deliver outstanding “anytime, anywhere, any-device” customer experiences.



   Ultra HD and HD single-slice encoding

   Superior real-time HEVC/H.264 420/422 10-bit encoding

   Up to two UHD or eight HD channels per chassis

   Up to 32 audio stereo channels per chassis

   Compliant with EBU UHD Phase-1 specifications

HLG, PQ10, HDR10 and S-Log3 HDR support

   Front-panel and web-based user interfaces