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Newest Broadcast Technology Wins Big at NAB2007


CINCINNATI — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, was honored with five prestigious industry awards at the 2007 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB2007) convention in Las Vegas.

Harris won TV Technology magazine’s STAR Award (Superior Technology Award Recipient) for the CENTRIO™ multi-image processor; Broadcast Engineering magazine’s Pick Hit award for the Harris Channel ONE™ integrated channel release solution; and Television Broadcast magazine’s Top Innovation Award for the OPTO Test™ OFI-20B optical fiber identifier.

The MPH™ (Mobile-Pedestrian-Handheld) in-band mobile DTV system, jointly developed by Harris Corporation and LG Electronics, was also honored at NAB2007 — winning TV Technology magazine’s STAR Award and Television Broadcast magazine’s Top Innovation Award. The MPH™ system provides robust DTV signals to mobile, pedestrian and handheld devices.

“At NAB, we introduced a wide range of innovative new solutions for broadcast workflows that enable broadcasters to create new revenue models, improve customer workflows and reduce the cost of operations,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Harris Broadcast Communications Division. “Winning these prestigious industry awards underscores the success of our strategy to be the ONE answer for customers across the industry.”

The TV Technology STAR Awards are designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. A panel of judges consisting of TV Technology editors and columnists reviewed a variety of products, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then submitted their award nominees. The Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Awards are the industry’s longest-running new technology awards. An anonymous panel of Broadcast Engineering readers who are working professionals in the broadcast, post and network and satellite industries selected the winners. Products or technologies that receive the Television Broadcast magazine’s Top Innovation Award are nominated by industry professionals and selected unanimously by the editorial team of Television Broadcast. These awards are presented in recognition of Technology Insight for the Bottom Line™, having combined innovative technical achievement with workflow and cost efficiencies.

Unveiled at NAB2007, CENTRIO™ is a breakthrough multi-image processor designed to streamline complex, large-system broadcast monitoring applications and combine an advanced graphics engine and a routing infrastructure in a single, expandable chassis. Harris Channel ONE™ integrates a high-quality graphics playout server, animations, live video, video clips, audio, real-time external data feeds and master control functionality in a single chassis — providing broadcasters with the necessary components to produce and air complete television channels in high definition or standard definition. The OPTO Test™ OFI-20B is a handheld, easy-to-use optical test instrument that identifies optical fibers by detecting the optical signals being transmitted through the fibers without having to open the fiber.


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