Harris Corporation Boosts Power to ATSC Mobile DTV System with Networking and Compression Upgrades
Selenio™ vastly improves video quality and supports higher mobile channel counts
Optional encryption engine supports content protection for mobile channels
ATSC Mobile DTV booth demos highlight electronic couponing, stereoscopic 3D
MELBOURNE, FL/LAS VEGAS (NAB Show, Booth N2502) — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has boosted the power to its MPH™ system for ATSC Mobile DTV via new compression and networking technology that ultimately delivers better picture quality and higher channel counts for broadcasters.
The new Selenio™ integrated media convergence platform greatly improves encoding power and redundancy, delivering 14 slots per encoding frame that essentially results in an unlimited mobile channel count. New decoder and encoder modules provide the cleanest transition between formats possible to retain superior video quality through the transmission chain.
The technology also supports an optional built-in IP-SEC Simulcrypt encryption engine to support “clear-to-air” or pay conditional access operation for content protection. Optional DTS Neural Surround Sound™ 5.1-to-2.0 downmixing, ensures that consumers receive a proper stereo mix from 5.1 surround sources. DTS Neural audio processing is also available as an option to optimize ATSC main channel and mobile audio quality.
The complete Harris MPH ATSC mobile system now features a choice of Selenio or NetVX™ for networking and compression, the Harris Synchrony™ mobile networking adapter and the Harris Apex M2X™ exciter, as well as the Roundbox Server from Roundbox Inc. to generate service signaling and transmit a rich Electronic Service Guide (ESG).
With Selenio integrated into the MPH system, Harris will demonstrate a variety of consumer-oriented mobile applications in alliance with LG Electronics and Roundbox, including mobile digital signage and a proof-of-concept, auto stereoscopic 3D demo for glasses-free viewing being shown for the first time.
Electronic Couponing is perhaps the most unique demo at the Harris booth. LG will show its first Android-enabled smartphone prototype equipped with Mobile DTV reception to demonstrate the capability of receiving non-real-time data including electronic coupons. The demo will show how users can access coupons from local merchants, delivered in the form of a still image with an embedded code that resembles printed coupons. Customers can store the coupons on their receiving devices and redeem them at participating businesses, using a scanner at the point of purchase.
The coupons are generated over the Roundbox Server and transmitted over the Harris MPH system in compliance with the emerging ATSC Non-Real-Time Content Delivery Candidate Standard. Las Vegas-area CBS affiliate KLAS-TV is supporting the over-the-air transmission demo.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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