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Harris Corporation to Roll Out Comprehensive NewsForce Broadcast Product Family at NAB2008


New Release Features Integration with Apple Final Cut Pro™ for the Newsroom

CINCINNATI.— Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, will roll out the complete Harris® NewsForce™ high definition/standard definition (HD/SD) newsroom solution at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention being held April 14-17, 2008, in Las Vegas.

Built upon advanced Harris® NEXIO™ shared storage server architecture, NewsForce™ is a comprehensive, HD/SD news environment that provides file-based newsroom workflow from field editing to delivery on air. In combination with its family of high-performance, MOS-enabled news editors and Inscriber® graphics systems, NewsForce™ provides news operations with a powerful, richly featured HD/SD infrastructure that scales cleanly to accommodate all current and future broadcast needs.

The NewsForce™ product line includes a family of editors optimized for the quick edits and 24/7 demands of live news production: NewsForce ES™, a high-resolution, high-performance news editor; NewsForce Desktop™, a proxy editor that operates on standard desktop PCs; NewsForce XNG™, a software-based laptop editor for the field and newsroom; and the proven Velocity NX™, a full-featured promotions/craft-style editor used in newsrooms around the world. All NewsForce™ editors capitalize on the speed, flexibility and fault tolerance provided by the NEXIO™ storage area network (SAN) and provide seamless integration with AP’s ENPS®, Avid’s iNEWS® and other newsroom computer systems (NRCS) to streamline the end-to-end newsroom workflow.

NewsForce™ also features full integration of Apple® Final Cut Pro™, enabling editing directly onto the NEXIO™ SAN — even during ingest — and sharing of media and timelines with NewsForce™ and Final Cut Pro editors. Plug-ins for Final Cut Pro enable content and metadata searches on the NEXIO™ SAN, browse viewing and shot selection, and MOS NRCS integration. This NewsForce™ integration empowers Final Cut Pro users with immediate access to all content on the NEXIO SAN, including content being recorded, and allows edits to air directly from the SAN without waiting for rendering to finish.

“Harris now offers a comprehensive range of news products that address the needs of broadcast news organizations of all sizes and at all points in the migration from SD to HD,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. “Our NewsForce™ product family offers broadcast journalists a rich selection of editing tools, including enhanced use of Final Cut Pro, and our server platform is one of the fastest and most robust on the market. All of these advantages allow unmatched speed to air and offer broadcasters a crucial competitive advantage.”

Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire broadcast delivery chain. The Harris ONE approach brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition services.


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