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Harris Corporation to Demonstrate Integrated Workflow Solutions at IBC2007 International Broadcasting Convention


At IBC2007, Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, will showcase cutting-edge solutions that enable broadcasters to profit from new, multichannel services, seamlessly transition to high definition and more effectively project their on-air brand. The solutions will feature functional workflows that mirror customers’ real-world environments. Harris integrated workflows at IBC2007 will include:

Business Operations: Leveraging the H-Class™ platform for interoperability across sales,traffic, scheduling and billing operations

Harris® H-Class™ is a family of media and operation control software products that supports the workflow within a media operation, from proposals and sales through to media playout and delivery.

H-Class™ provides one system of interoperability whereby customers can add software applications, compliant third-party products or extended licensing capabilities to expand their businesses beyond current revenue models. Visitors to the Harris booth will see several H-Class™ applications in action.

In the area of business operations, Harris will showcase the Landmark air-time sales, Vision scheduling, and Broadcast Master scheduling and sales H-Class™ applications. Developed to meet the specific needs of clients in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific regions, these products drive sales and traffic operations at some of the world’s leading media companies.

Media Management: Connecting Content to Revenue

The Harris® ADC™ and D-Series™ H-Class™ playout automation applications will be demonstrated in the area of media management. ADC™ is a premier production room tool for automated dubbing, material management and program playout. Ideal for small- to mid-size broadcasters, ADC™ controls a full range of devices, including the latest integrated switchers and branding equipment, and manages complex effects and playout tasks. D-Series™ is ideally suited for media companies that manage and distribute content to large channel counts.

Also on display is Invenio®, the H-Class™ digital asset management system. Invenio® provides a suite of software applications for the ingest and management of rich media assets. The system acts as the front end to the workflow engine by providing consolidated metadata that makes it easy to find, utilize, manage and present ingested content.

Newsrooms and Editing: Editing to air faster in an end-to-end, file-based workflow

For newsroom environments, IBC2007 will mark the European introduction of NewsForce™, a complete, file-based newsroom solution built on the advanced NEXIO™ server architecture and featuring a new generation of Harris editors optimized for the fast cutting, voicing and airing of news. With servers, editors and Harris® Inscriber® graphics systems working directly on the NEXIO™ storage area network, NewsForce™ provides a streamlined, MOS-enabled infrastructure for producing, processing, distributing and managing both SD and HD content.

Core Processing: Interoperable hybrid infrastructure — the glue that binds your workflow

In core processing at IBC2007, Harris will showcase CENTRIO™, a breakthrough multi-image processor, combining a superior graphics engine, a robust broadcast-quality router, and integrated test and measurement tools. Uniquely capable of driving up to 32 independent DVI displays or 64 independent HD-SDI monitors, CENTRIO™ features a superior graphics engine that enables customizable image layouts.

Harris also will demonstrate the advanced audio processing and 3Gb/s capability across the Harris signal processing and distribution products — including the Platinum® router — providing cost-effective, HD-compatible products supporting emerging standards such as 1080p. New enhancements in the signal processing product line further extend the portfolio breadth and include an HD audio/video frame synchronizer and processor; an SD aspect ratio converter in the 6800+™ platform that is firmware-upgradeable to a utility- or broadcast-quality upconverter; and a 3D decoder for composite signals in the 6800+ platform with integrated audio capabilities. In addition, color correction functionality and a loudness management solution have been integrated with the X75™ multi-path converter/synchronizer. Visitors to the Harris stand also will see expanded functionality in its OPTO+ fiber optics product line including L-Band, analog transport and Studio-in-a-Module available in WDM, CWDM and DWDM wavelengths. Harris also is showcasing the cross-portfolio control of its NUCLEUS™ control panel and CCS Navigator™ control and monitoring application.

IBC2007 also will represent the European introduction of the new, portable HD-SDI and SD-SDI generator and monitor, HD-STAR™, and the VTM-2400 HD/SD on-screen monitor - a 1RU, multifunction precision test instrument that adds a low-cost alternative to the Videotek® VTM Series™.

Channel Release: Integrating automation with master control and branding to deliver your on-air look with quality, flexibility and creativity

At IBC2007, Harris will unveil a powerful new media platform that will change the way broadcasters think about video servers. This new technology establishes a scalable, interoperable foundation for building an end-to-end HD/SD broadcast television solution. The line of products includes next-generation NEXIO™ servers that pair true shared storage functionality with a range of integrated applications that go beyond video ingest, edit and on-air playback to set a new standard for media production and transmission.

Look for Harris Corporation’s leading graphics and branding products in channel release, including the IconMaster™ v2.0 master control and branding solution, which provides the high level of control needed in the multiservice, multiformat world; the Inscriber® G3™, an HD/SD-selectable graphics system designed to meet the demands of fast paced, live-to-air production including live news, sports, elections and entertainment; and the Inscriber® RTX™ HD/SD custom on-air graphics system, which boasts a rich multilayer environment for the simultaneous display of text, graphics, animation, video, DVE, rolls, crawls and more.

To further improve the workflow, Harris has added new data-analysis parameters and file-correction tools to its Videotek® QuiC™ media analysis server, which will enable customers to analyze files during ingest, correct certain file problems on the fly with no operator intervention and significantly improve efficiency.

Media Transport: Moving media faster, easier, cleaner - anywhere

In media transport for IBC2007, Harris will announce the European launch of a suite of HDTV H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10) compression products for the NetVX™ platform that will enable new applications and services by allowing lower-bandwidth operation of HD services over satellite, terrestrial and IPTV delivery platforms. Harris also will be announcing enhanced functionality for the Intraplex® NetXpress™ — an IP multiplexer that provides reliable transport of audio, video and data over IP.

At IBC2007, Harris also will introduce a next-generation family of content encoding and compressed content editing applications that build on the successful legacy of the Digital Turnaround Processor (DTP™).

RF Transmission: Reliably leading into the digital future with the broadest line of transmitter solutions

Harris continues to offer one of the industry’s broadest lines of RF Transmission solutions, including ATSC and DVBT transmitters, and a growing range of mobile TV solutions, including in-band ATSC, DVB-H, T-DMB and FLO™. At IBC2007, Harris will showcase its new line of DMB 670 multimedia transmitters and ZX™ FM transmitters, which are RoHS-compliant at all power levels.


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