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Harris Corporation Wins Fifth Saudi Television Contract for Integrated HD Broadcast System


Harris ONE™ Approach Chosen for New Facilities in Holy Cities of Makhah and Medinah

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates.— Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a contract for products spanning its broad high-definition (HD) portfolio to build out new Saudi Television facilities in the holy cities of Makhah and Medinah. This is the fifth HD project awarded to Harris by the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture and Information (MOCI) in association with First Gulf Company (FGC), the Riyadh-based dealer and systems integrator.

This contract illustrates another Harris ONE™ approach installation and includes a wide range of Harris solutions that optimize the channel release, core processing, media transport, and newsroom and editing workflows for today’s high-technology broadcast operations. The new facility includes two HD studio control rooms for production and daily live broadcasting of prayers from the Islamic holy shrines in Makhah and Medinah.

“The integrated HD workflow solution from Harris will provide an excellent application for our HD facilities in the holy cities of Makhah and Medinah,” said Dr. Riyadh Najm, deputy minister of engineering, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture and Information. “The HD broadcast products from Harris, together with the systems integration of FGC, have proven to be a winning combination.”

At the heart of the HD control room will be a fully interoperable Harris broadcast system comprising multiple NEXIO™ video servers, Platinum™ routers and Videotek® TVM-950 multiformat HD/SD-SDI signal analysers, as well as a significant number of Zandar™ Predator II™ multiviewers and NEO® and 6800+™ modular series frame synchronisers and converters. The sale also includes Harris Corporation’s Inscriber® RTX™ and Inscriber® G3™ graphics solutions.

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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