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Harris Corporation Showcases Integrated Broadcast Workflow Solutions at Broadcast Asia 2007


Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, is showcasing a wide range of innovative broadcast workflow solutions at the Broadcast Asia 2007 exhibition and conference being held June 19 - 22 at the Singapore Expo, Halls 7 and 8. The Harris solutions enable customers to improve efficiency, create new revenue streams and reduce the costs of operations.

Following are some of the highlights that visitors to Broadcast Asia 2007 will see at the Harris booth:

Newsroom and Editing
NewsForce™ – a complete, file-based newsroom solution built on the NEXIO XS™ server platform, which includes three new Harris editors optimized for fast cutting, voicing and airing of news and provides a streamlined, MOS-enabled infrastructure for producing, processing, distributing and managing standard-definition/high-definition (SD/HD) content.

Integration of Apple Inc.’s industry-leading Final Cut Studio® production suite with NewsForce™ – takes advantage of the open XML API in Final Cut Pro®, the Emmy® award-winning editing software at the heart of Final Cut Studio®, to provide tight integration with the NEXIO™ storage area network.

Integration of the Harris® Velocity NX™ promo editor with Dixon Sports Computing’s video clip management tools – enables the creation of high production-value HD/SD highlight packages in live sports broadcast environments.

Core Processing
Platinum MX™ – extends the innovative Platinum™ line of large routers into medium-scale configurations. Platinum MX™ is designed for cost-effective configurations up to 128x128 in a compact 9RU frame, while providing the same advanced capabilities of the larger 256x256 and 512x512 Platinum™ routers.

OPTO+™ – provides top-quality, easy-to-use fiber solutions in a minimal amount of space. OPTO+™ features a unique architecture that provides natural cost advantages to both system-wide and individual application solutions. Fiber modules are able to operate simultaneously alongside any processing and/or distribution modules within the 6800+™ frame.

The QSEE6800+HST module – provides cost-effective signal monitoring capabilities. The module permits user-customizable alarm criteria, with both level and time-duration thresholds, and scalable thumbnail viewing for up to eight HD/SD signals with four groups of embedded audio.

Channel Release
Harris Channel ONE™ – a complete solution for automated TV channels that combines a high-quality graphics playout server, animation, live video, video clips, audio, real-time external data feeds and master control functionality in a single chassis, enabling broadcasters to produce and air complete television channels in HD or SD.

DTP-300 – the latest addition to the Digital Turnaround Processor (DTP™) product line, the DTP-300 allows broadcasters to add local branding, insert commercials, manage EAS and rate-shape MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 program streams without having to decode and re-encode at the local station level.

Inscriber® G-Scribe™ 5.0 – an advanced suite of on-air graphics design tools featuring an updated, full-featured character generator, real-time animation, multilayer compositing, 3D fly by technology, and a feature-rich media store for managing digital assets.

H-Class™ ADC™ Playout Automation – a premier production room tool for automated dubbing, content management and program playout. Ideal for small- to mid-size broadcasters, the ADC™ Playout Automation system controls a full range of devices, including the latest integrated switchers and branding equipment; manages complex effects and playout tasks; and can be customized to add air channels or device controls with the option of expansion as station needs grow.

Media Transport
NetVX™ ENC-A21 HD/SD and ENC-A11 SD encoders – bringing the latest high-performance H.264 video encoding technology into the successful Harris® NetVX™ video networking system.

Digital Signage
InfoCaster™ version 3.0 digital signage solution – offering the ability to create, schedule, manage, distribute and deliver graphics, live video and dynamic data to a single local display or thousands of remote displays spread over a nationwide network.

Radio and Mobile TV Transmission
Advanced radio transmission technology, including the Harris® ZX1000 1 kW FM transmitter from its ZX™ range of low-power FM transmitters; FlexStar® family of HD Radio™ products, featuring an Importer, Exporter and DSP-based exciter to enable HD Radio™ multicasting; DATAplus™ content management datacasting platform; and the NetWave™ networkable digital audio console.

Harris also will display its Atlas™ series of DVB-H transmitters for Mobile TV transmission; and its new DMB 670 transmitter for Mobile TV and digital radio transmission. Factum Electronics of Sweden provides the video encoding and multiplexing technology for the DMB 670, the first Harris-manufactured transmitter for the T-DMB (Terrestrial-Digital Mobile Broadcast) transmission standard.

With audio processing ally Neural Audio Corporation, Harris will demonstrate Neural-THX® Surround’s latest solutions for professional studio setup and digital radio and DTV transmissions. Neural-THX® Surround MultiMerge, UpMix and DownMix are used to broadcast discrete 5.1 surround sound content over current stereo infrastructure. Additionally, Harris, Neural Audio and VoiceAge will demonstrate Neural®-AMR-WB+, a high-performance, very low bit rate codec that is capable of delivering high-quality multimedia content at bit rates as low at 8kbps and up to 48kbps.

Test and Measurement
Low-cost broadcast solutions for precision video test and measurement – including HD-STAR™, a portable, HD/SD generator and test monitor, and the Videotek® VTM-4100 user-configurable, field-upgradeable, multi-format test and measurement console. The VTM-4100 features the newly released, optional Mandarin user interface that offers Chinese text capability in the menu and help system.

Addition of data-analysis parameters/file-correction tools to the Videotek® QuiC™ media analysis server – enabling file analysis during ingest and correction of file problems on the fly with no operator intervention.

See Harris Broadcast Communications Division at Broadcast Asia Booth 7E2-01, Hall 7.


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