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Leitch Equipment Supports Dome Productions’ Coverage of 2005 United Nations Climate Change Conference


CINCINNATI, December 9, 2005 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) today announced that Dome Productions, host broadcaster to the Canadian government and United Nations for coverage of the 2005 United Nations Climate Change Conference, chose Leitch products as the key components for this major international project. Running November 28 - December 9 in Montreal, this historic event combines the eleventh conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the first-ever meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol.

Harris supplied Dome Productions with a wide range of its Leitch equipment on a leased basis, including X75™SD multiple-path converter/synchronizers, NEO™ advanced application modules, 6800+ utility broadcast/monitoring modules, SuiteView™ multi-source display processors and Videotek® test and measurement instruments.

“We have a long history with Leitch, having worked with the company on all our major projects in the past,” said Gabriel Trempe, director of engineering of Dome Productions. “We selected Leitch to provide key components for use during the 2005 UNFCCC because the company’s products fulfilled all our requirements in terms of functionality and are also robust enough to withstand the rigors of this demanding project.”

The 2005 United Nations Climate Change Conference brings together 7,000 delegates and observers from 189 countries to discuss how countries can better work together to address climate change, including the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol and future initiatives. As host broadcaster of the conference, Dome Productions is providing foreign and domestic broadcasters with live color pictures and international sound of major events, including the welcoming and opening ceremonies, plenary sessions and press conferences.

“Dome Productions has provided technical services for numerous prestigious, international events in the past, and we are pleased that they continue to demonstrate confidence in our company by consistently choosing Leitch solutions for their most challenging projects,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Leitch, which is part of the Broadcast Communications Division of Harris Corporation.

About Dome Productions
As one of North America’s leading production facilities providers, Dome Productions provides turnkey solutions to both domestic and international clients. Dome Productions offers mobile production trucks (high definition, digital and analogue), telecommunications services (transmission via fiber and satellite, satellite media tours and play-outs) and full turnkey host broadcast services (complete management of design, production, engineering and operations). Owned by CTV Specialty Television Inc. and Rogers Broadcasting Ltd., Dome Productions is headquartered in the Rogers Centre in Toronto, and also has offices in both Montreal and Ottawa. (

About Leitch
An industry leader for more than 30 years, Leitch provides high-performance, multi-format solutions for professional digital video. Through its two business segments — Digital Media and Infrastructure — Leitch offers standard-definition/high-definition (SD/HD) products and systems that enable media companies to streamline workflow from production through transmission. Leitch offers a comprehensive, award-winning portfolio of processors, routers, servers, graphics and editing solutions, master control and branding systems, digital signage, network monitoring and control software, and test and measurement instruments, along with premium customer support. Leitch is part of the Broadcast Communications Division of Harris Corporation.

About Harris Corporation
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


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