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CN8, The Comcast Network, Chooses Harris Corporations OSi-Traffic Application

(January 22, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-1-22--

CINCINNATI, January 22, 2007 Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, will provide its premier traffic application, OSi-Traffic, to CN8, The Comcast Network. CN8, the nations largest and most diverse multiregional cable network reaching more than nine million cable homes in 20 television markets, chose OSi-Traffic for its real-time network and zone capabilities.

"Harris® OSi-Traffic gives us real-time, cutting-edge tools and responses with minimal wait time," said Ellen Aulson, director of Special Operations at CN8. "This, combined with the softwares ability to handle our zone and network requirements, was the primary reason we chose OSi."

CN8s ability to manage its mission-critical operations will be enhanced by OSi-Traffics real-time traffic, accounting and yield management tools. The multizone, multinetwork functionalities of OSi-Traffic application facilitate CN8s delivery of customized programming to its different zones. The scheduling component of OSi-Traffic ensures that broadcast schedules need only to be entered one time and will immediately filter to all zones. The system provides each zone with the ability to override the network log at anytime to accommodate local spot insertion. This will enable CN8 to further streamline its operations, eliminate redundant data-entry of information and increase revenue by maximizing station inventory.

CN8 joins a growing number of cable providers that have selected Harris® OSi Sales, Traffic and Research Solutions for the systems agility in catering to a wide variety of media operations. Designed for multi-environment solutions, OSi-Traffic ensures that clients have a cost-effective business environment that provides efficiencies of scale and growth.

"With OSi-Traffic, clients receive an innovative solution that gives them a high level of functionality customized to their individual needs," said Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Harris Broadcast Communications Division.

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About CN8, The Comcast Network

CN8, The Comcast Network ( has quickly become one of the nation's largest and most honored regional 24-hour diversified television networks - serving more than nine million cable homes on the U.S. East Coast. The network provides quality, locally produced programming in four main areas: live, interactive television; regional news; entertainment; and coverage of high school, college and professional sports. CN8 has been nominated for 314 regional Emmy Awards. CN8, The Comcast Network is owned and operated by Comcast Cable Communications, Inc., a division of Comcast Corporation and the country's leading cable and broadband services provider.

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 $3.5 billion and nearly 14,000 employees ? including more than 6,000 engineers and scientists ? dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications products, systems, software 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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