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Harris Corp. Combines Leitch’s Video Infrastructure Portfolio with Content Management Software for Comprehensive IPTV Offering


Solution provides complete IPTV headend and media management capabilities for service providers’ deploying Telco Triple Play

CINCINNATI, February 6, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) today announced the expansion of its content delivery solutions portfolio to include a new, comprehensive Internet Protocol television (IPTV) offering. Harris’ new offering is the only solution in the industry that spans three key layers of an IPTV architecture: business and operations; infrastructure; and test and measurement, monitoring and network management applications. As the only vendor capable of delivering a solution with this breadth and scale, Harris’ IPTV offering will enable service providers to create and deliver complex cross-delivery advertising campaigns, programming playout and other network-based services across broadband network infrastructure.

“The IPTV market is growing quickly with many deployments in the planning stages,” said Michelle Abraham, principal analyst with the market research firm In-Stat. “By the end of 2010, we expect there will be 47 million IPTV subscribers worldwide, up from 3.5 million at the end of 2005.”

With this new offering, Harris can deliver complete digital content workflow processes in compressed or uncompressed domains at the national, regional or local headend offices. For the business and operational layer, which includes workflow solutions for airtime sales, traffic and scheduling, digital asset management and playout automation, Harris’ total solution will encompass complete content management software for integrated workflows. At the infrastructure layer, products from the Leitch acquisition will deliver signal processing, ad insertion, routing and switching, as well as transport services across the core network infrastructure. Lastly, Harris’ industry-leading products for optimizing networking performance include a broad portfolio of test and measurement equipment, as well as control and monitoring systems for maintaining optimal network integrity.

“With the addition of the Leitch portfolio of products, Harris Corporation is now uniquely positioned to offer all of the core elements of an interoperable, intelligent and cost-effective IPTV system,” said Jay Adrick, vice president of Technology for the Broadcast Communications Division, Harris Corporation. “Customers benefit from choosing Harris as their single IPTV source because our solutions are designed to work together under common business rules, which greatly improves the system’s overall reliability and efficiency.”

Harris has IPTV deployments throughout Asia with some of the most advanced telecommunications networks in the world. The broad range of Harris products which enable IPTV today include the NetVX™ multi-service video networking products, DTP-110 and DTP-220 digital turnaround processors, signal processing equipment such as the Leitch X75™ HD/SD multi-path/synchronizer, the award-winning Panacea™ and Integrator Gold™ series routing switches, Leitch NEXIO™ servers, and Videotek® test and measurement equipment. The total solution also includes the Harris H-Class™ suite of integrated media management applications for automation, program scheduling, and traffic and billing.

About IPTV
IPTV (Internet Protocol television) is a method of distributing television content via Internet Protocol over a broadband connection enabling a more customized and interactive user experience. IPTV is also a key component of services providers’ revenue generating “triple play” offering, which combine video, data and voice. An IPTV headend is the central facility where programming is acquired, consolidated, processed and managed before distribution across an IPTV network.

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


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