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Harris Corporation’s Comprehensive HD Conversion Portfolio Selected by Toronto’s Dome Productions for New HD Truck


CINCINNATI, January 31, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced that its comprehensive Leitch HD conversion portfolio has been selected by Toronto’s Dome Productions for a new HD truck scheduled to be completed by April 2006. The sale includes Harris’ Leitch X75™ M-PATH multiple-path up/down/cross converter/synchronizers; a variety of modules in the Leitch NEO™ XHD™ series of modular HD up/down/cross converters; and the new Leitch 6800+™ series of HD monitoring downconverters with the minimum delay option. The products will be controlled by NUCLEUS™, a next-generation, user-configurable real-time control panel designed to centralize the operational control of processing, branding and routing products.

“Dome decided to go exclusively with Leitch conversion products for this truck since its HD products offer the most advanced design technology on the market at a competitive price,” said Curtis Skinner, manager of engineering services for Dome Productions. “As well, Dome has worked with Leitch for many years on numerous projects and has always been pleased with the high quality of service and support, a key deciding factor for us since this truck will be used to cover many high-profile sporting and entertainment events.”

Harris Videotek® test and measurement products will monitor signal transmission. The sale includes some of the newest products in Harris’ HD/SD test and measurement portfolio, including the Videotek®TVM-950HD multiformat HD/SD-SDI monitor with eye pattern, Videotek® TVM-900 multi-format HD/SD-SDI video and audio signal analyzer, and Videotek® TVM-850 multi-format SD-SDI video and audio signal analyzer.

“In order to remain competitive now and in the future, mobile production companies must ensure their new trucks are equipped with the latest HD technology, and our commitment to developing versatile, scalable products that can withstand the rigors of mobile production environments is the main reason companies such as Dome Productions continue to select the Leitch-branded products from Harris,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Leitch Business Unit, which is part of the Broadcast Communications Division of Harris Corporation. “We are pleased that Dome has selected some of the newest products in our HD portfolio for this major project.”

Harris’ comprehensive SD/HD conversion portfolio allows broadcasters to do more with less equipment, while meeting all current and evolving conversion and synchronization requirements. The Leitch X75™HD provides up/down/cross conversion, SD/HD frame sync and extensive video and audio processing capabilities all in a space-saving 1RU package. The Leitch NEO XHD™ series encompasses high-definition up, down and cross converter modules that perform many of the key functions of the X75™HD in a compact, modular design. For the ultimate system design flexibility, the NEO XHD™ up/down/cross converter combines broadcast-quality up/down/cross conversion functionality, allowing the user to convert SD and HD signals with a single module. The new Leitch 6800+™ HD monitoring downconverter modules can be used to repurpose HD-SDI material for use in an SD-SDI environment; and monitor and/or utilize the converted HD-SDI signal on existing SD-SDI and analog composite video monitors and other equipment. Additionally, the modules serve as a DA by distributing the HD-SDI or SD-SDI input signal.

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 an office in Montreal. (

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 assured communications™


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