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All Mobile Video Picks Harris Corporation's HD conversion platform for New HD Truck

HD conversion platform is the latest in a series of Leitch infrastructure installations on HD trucks (February 16, 2006)

Harris Corporation today announced that its comprehensive Leitch high-definition (HD) conversion portfolio has been selected for a new HD truck by All Mobile Video (AMV), a key player in the mobile production industry. This sale - which includes several of the company's newest high-definition products - is the latest in a series of Leitch infrastructure installations on HD trucks that provide on-site production capabilities for live sports, news, entertainment and other events.

"The Leitch HD platform was selected because its control system gave us the advanced features and flexibility we needed in our new HD truck," said Richard Duke, vice president, AMV. "The control system can be customized for individual events and easily reconfigured from event to event at the push of a button, simplifying our operations immensely."

AMV's new HD truck incorporates the Leitch NEO XHD series of modular HD up/down/cross converters; the Leitch 6800+ series of HD downconverters; and NUCLEUS, a user-configurable real-time control panel to centralize the operational control of processing, branding and routing equipment.

"We evaluated the top HD conversion equipment in the market and found the Leitch technology and portfolio offered by Harris to be the most advanced and flexible for our needs," added Lee Blanco, director of mobile operation, AMV. "The Leitch team was also able to respond to a number of our specific needs."

"Our HD conversion portfolio continues to be the solution of choice for new mobile units and those converting to high definition, and we're pleased that AMV chose to equip its new HD truck with Leitch-branded products from Harris," said Tim Thorsteinson, president for Harris Broadcast Communications Division's Leitch Business Unit. "The key players in the mobile production market are fast becoming HD-ready, and they need versatile, scalable and reliable solutions to meet the rigorous demands of mobile environments - exactly the type of solutions that Harris delivers."

Harris' comprehensive SD/HD conversion portfolio allows broadcasters to do more with less equipment, while meeting all current and evolving conversion and control requirements. For maximum system design flexibility, the Leitch NEO XHD family of HD converters includes broadcast-quality up-converter, down-converter and cross-converter modules in a compact design. The new Leitch 6800+ HD down-converter can be used in both monitoring and on-air applications. It features a minimum delay operation - an industry first - which allows it to transparently bridge a facility's HD and SD infrastructure. The modules also serve as a distribution amplifier (DA) for the HD-SDI or SD-SDI input signal.

At the center of operations is NUCLEUS, which offers user-configured, real-time control and monitoring of any Leitch CCS Protocol-enabled device, including products within the NEO and 6800+ platforms. NUCLEUS provides more knobs for parameter adjustments, more buttons to quickly invoke parameter value changes, an enhanced display and the ability to quickly store and recall device presets.

About All Mobile Video
All Mobile Video is the country's premier provider of end-to-end video and audio solutions for entertainment, sports, and news programming and events. All Mobile Video offers the full spectrum of services - from spacious Manhattan-based sound stages with full post-production capabilities to mobile production and editing trucks and extensive uplink solutions that travel worldwide - as well as an extensive equipment inventory that allows us to fully custom spec any facility or location.

Additional information about All Mobile Video is available at

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(tm) 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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Related Keywords:Harris Corporation, All Mobile Video, Leitch, Leitch NEO XHD, HD Truck, HD Conversion, mobile production, cross converters, Leitch 6800+, NUCLEUS,

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