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Harris Corporation to Deliver First CENTRIO Broadcast Multiviewer to Canada’s Global Television Network


Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, is delivering its first new CENTRIO™ multiviewer to Global Ontario, the flagship station of Global Television Network, a Division of CanWest MediaWorks Inc. Introduced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in April, the award-winning CENTRIO™ is a multi-image processor featuring superior graphics, broadcast-quality routing and integrated, precise test and measurement tools.

“CENTRIO™ is a landmark development in multiviewer design and value,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. “It also is a prime example of the ONE initiative Harris unveiled at NAB2007, which signifies our ability to provide unparalleled interoperability across our broad product line and powerful, integrated workflow solutions to our customers. For CENTRIO™, developers from across the Harris technology portfolio collaborated to rethink and redesign the traditional multi-image processor, with a key focus on superior flexibility. CENTRIO™ is able to quickly and easily integrate into the Global Television network’s existing infrastructure, without the need for time-consuming and costly redesign.”

Combining an advanced graphics engine and world-class routing infrastructure in a single, expandable chassis, CENTRIO™ enables unique new capabilities and introduces simplified system designs that reduce the cost and complexity associated with traditional, large-system monitoring implementations. This innovative architecture and functionality make CENTRIO™ ideal for broadcast, multi-video, audio monitoring, master control rooms, broadcast trucks, events and staging applications - anywhere dynamic access to a large number of inputs and multiple displays is required.

At its NAB2007 debut, the CENTRIO™ multiviewer was honored with TV Technology magazine’s STAR Award (Superior Technology Award Recipient), which celebrates the preeminent technological innovations available to the industry.

The innovative CENTRIO™ design provides numerous benefits for large monitoring applications:

Advanced Inscriber® graphics technology - enables customizable, state-of-the-art image layouts that allow users to create a leading-edge monitoring and control tool.

Robust Platinum™ routing infrastructure - supports systems of up to 512 inputs (high-definition, standard-definition, analog or graphic) and drives up to 32 independent DVI displays or 64 independent HD-SDI monitors from a single Platinum™ chassis.

Simultaneous display across monitors of different resolutions - enables easy control of multiple wall applications in multiple rooms, in multiple customizable layouts.

Built-in audio/video test and measure capabilities, user rules creation and on-screen control - allow users to view more information and respond to the system more quickly and effectively.


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