Harmonic has announced that Magyar Telekom, a telecommunications operator in Hungary, has successfully deployed Harmonic’s EyeQ content-aware encoding solution for its IPTV service. With the EyeQ solution, the operator is able to deliver additional HD channels and realize a 30 percent bandwidth saving on the aggregated constant bit rate (CBR) core network, without investing in additional network infrastructure. Harmonic’s reseller Yazoo ensured a smooth deployment at every stage of the project. The EyeQ encoded stream is fully H.264 compliant, so there are no changes to today’s ecosystem, whether it is based on SaaS, appliances, virtual machines, or native-cloud infrastructure. By reducing the bit rate required for high-quality video delivery, the EyeQ solution delivers substantial OpEx and CapEx savings to the operator. Magyar Telekom also employed advanced statistical multiplexing technology from Harmonic, which aggregates the variable bit rate (VBR) encoded channels into a CBR core network to optimize its bandwidth.