Harris Corp. Demonstrates FLO Mobile TV Products at NAB2006
Harris Apex™ digital exciter is centerpiece of new Harris FLO-capable product line
LAS VEGAS, NAB 2006, April 24, 2006 — Harris Corporation today announced that it will introduce a new line of television transmitters at NAB2006 to support mobile television applications using FLO technology. The Harris Atlas™ Mobile and Ranger Mobile TV transmitters are powered by the Harris Apex™ digital television exciter, featuring fully adaptive linear and non-linear correction for FLO requirements. Visitors to Harris’ Central Hall location (Booth #C807) will see the Harris Atlas Mobile UHF transmitter delivering FLO mobile television services to a FLO-capable handset.
“Harris has been working with the development team at QUALCOMM MediaFLO™ Technologies since 2004 to develop a version of its Apex digital television exciter for FLO air-interface requirements. At NAB2006, we’re pleased to highlight the results of that effort: a complete range of television transmitters capable of transmitting FLO services,” said Dale Mowry, vice president and general manager of the Harris Television Broadcast Systems business unit.
QUALCOMM developed the MediaFLO system to enable the delivery of rich, high-quality multimedia content to mobile handsets. FLO technology, a key component of the MediaFLO system, is an air-interface technology designed to increase capacity and coverage and reduce costs for multimedia content delivery to mobile handsets. MediaFLO USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM, will implement the technology in the United States in a nationwide mobile multicasting network. Globally, FLO technology is supported by the FLO Forum (www.floforum.org), an organization responsible for driving global standardization of the technology.
“As potential mobile multimedia operators around the world consider how to best launch their services, the MediaFLO system provides a compelling and cost-effective mobile TV solution,” said Rob Chandhok, vice president of engineering and international market development for QUALCOMM MediaFLO Technologies. “Our work with leading broadcast television transmitter manufacturers such as Harris makes it easier for those mobile multimedia operators to implement an advanced and cost-effective FLO-based service offering.”
The Apex FLO exciter is the newest version of the Harris Apex digital exciter first developed for ATSC transmission requirements. Introduced in 2002, the Harris Apex ATSC exciter has become the leading digital television exciter in countries rolling out ATSC services. Virtually the entire Harris ATSC transmitter range, from low-power to high-power in VHF and UHF bands, will be FLO capable.
Harris will initially offer FLO capability in versions of its Atlas and Ranger television platforms. Since its first shipments in 2004, the Harris Atlas liquid-cooled UHF platform has shipped into television transmission operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and the United States, for analog operations from 2.5 kW to 30 kW and DVB-T and DVB-H applications from 1.25 kW to 6 kW. Harris is offering the Atlas Mobile transmitters for FLO applications from 1.7 to 10 kW.
The Ranger Mobile transmitter platform builds upon the leading lower power ATSC Ranger transmitter platform. Available in 250 and 500 watt FLO versions, the air-cooled Ranger Mobile transmitter is ideal for initial FLO transmitter deployments, as well as distributed, single-frequency networks.
Harris Broadcast Communications Division is an active member of the FLO Forum. The FLO Forum is a multi-company initiative committed to advancing the global standardization of FLO technology, including compliance and certification benchmarks for the technology. Composed of more than 30 industry-leading organizations, the FLO Forum works to develop products and services, based on FLO technology, that enable the delivery of advanced multimedia services to wireless consumers.
About Harris Broadcast Communications Division
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees — including 5,500 engineers and scientists — dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. The company’s operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
QUALCOMM® is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated.
MediaFLO™ and FLO™ are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated.
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