Deliver Your News to the World

Harris Set to Transform Large Routing with Launch of Platinum


Advanced, multi-format router makes NAB debut

CINCINNATI, February 6, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) today announced it will showcase Platinum™, the company’s new, advanced line of multi-format routing switchers for large routing applications, in Harris booth #SU2929 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention being held April 24-27 in Las Vegas.

The high-capacity, small-footprint Platinum routing switchers provide high-quality signal routing up to 256x256 in 15RU and 512x512 in 28RU and support a mix of any signal — video and audio, from analog to HD — all in the same frame. Built for maximum reliability in even the most harsh, 24/7 operation, Platinum™ is ideal for network, local broadcaster, mobile production, cable, telco, military, government and corporate applications — any environment that requires routing of a large number of signals.

“Built on the foundation of established Leitch routing architecture — which is widely regarded as the de facto standard for robustness and reliability — Platinum™ is equipped to meet all the complex requirements of today’s large routing applications,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Leitch Business Unit, which is part of the Broadcast Communications Division of Harris Corporation. “Superior control, unprecedented reliability, effortless serviceability — Platinum™ delivers it all. But what makes this new router truly revolutionary is its innovative, future-proof architecture, which is designed to incorporate feature additions that are unavailable in any traditional core router on the market today.”

Platinum™ offers redundancy that extends from power and control all the way to complete signal paths. Redundant, load-sharing power supplies and fans, along with front-loading, hot-swappable modules, ensure that a customer’s system remains online even during upgrades. For further reliability, Platinum™ scales in increments of eight inputs or outputs, thereby limiting the number of signals affected by any one module, while also enabling cost-effective scaling as customers increase the number of signals.

Platinum™ is supported by the Leitch Command Control System™ (CCS) and SNMP, as well as an extensive line of control panels and applications, including the new NUCLEUS™ user-configurable, real-time control panel. The Platinum router’s distributed control system is unique in the industry in that it requires no separate, centralized controller. Configuration information related to each frame, including all the information that the frame needs to operate within a system, is stored in non-volatile memory on each resource module in each frame.

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


This news content was configured by WebWire editorial staff. Linking is permitted.

News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.