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Harris Corporation Extends Its ONE Initiative For Broadcasters: Showcases Interoperability, Integration And Innovation At NAB

Company Focus Creates Efficiencies Broadcasters Need To Stay Competitive (February 21, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-2-21--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, will unveil the next step in its ONE initiative for broadcasters at NAB2008 ? demonstrating a range of interoperable workflows, integrated technologies and innovative solutions that enable broadcasters to seamlessly move content and information between and within workflows. This approach creates efficiencies that today's broadcasters need to stay competitive.

"Interoperability has never been more critical, and that's why Harris is making the commitment to validate and certify the interoperability of not only our products, but of third-party products as well," said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. "By leveraging interoperability based on open industry standards and integrating technologies into common platforms, Harris is enabling broadcasters to avoid expensive and time-consuming installation hassles, conserve valuable rack space and implement high-value systems that work seamlessly together over the life of the investment."

At NAB2008, Harris will demonstrate interoperable, integrated and innovative solutions for a range of current and emerging broadcast workflows:

Production Workflow Solutions
To keep pace in the highly competitive news and sports markets, broadcasters are turning to high definition and looking to migrate in ways that won't affect their productivity or impact their on-air product during the transition. Harris tackles this challenge with end-to-end, interoperable, HD/SD news and sports solutions that integrate seamlessly into broadcast operations.

Highlights at NAB2008 will include the roll out of the complete Harris® NewsForce HD/SD newsroom solution, which provides broadcasters with a comprehensive offering of editing tools, full integration of Apple® Final Cut Pro and one of the fastest, most robust servers on the market. The benefit to broadcasters: streamlined workflow, unmatched speed to air and a crucial competitive advantage.


3 Gb/s Solutions
Harris is making it easy for broadcasters to affordably migrate to the emerging 1080p high-definition format. For most of the Harris 3 Gb/s product offerings, customers pay only for 1.5 Gb/s support now. Then, whenever 3 Gb/s support is required, they can unlock it with a simple software key.

Highlights at NAB2008 will include the latest addition to the Harris 3 Gb/s family of products, the X3G 1RU, all-in-one converter and synchronizer, as well as demonstrations of 3 Gb/s support across the Harris signal processing and distribution portfolio.


Multiplatform Delivery Solutions
Today's broadcasters are challenged with readying their content for multiple applications and channeling it through the right pipe, in the right format, at the right time. Whether the requirement is to move content inside the plant or across the country, Harris offers a flexible, end-to-end solution to streamline any delivery workflow.

Highlights at NAB2008 will include a new JPEG2000 compressed transport transceiver and a fiber optic transport module in the Harris® 6800+ platform, a new statistical multiplexing feature in the NetVX range of MPEG-4/H.264 video encoders, and the introduction of the world's first MPH In-Band Mobile DTV-ready digital exciter.


Channel Playout Solutions
Flexible playout systems that offer options for automated content flow and high-impact graphics and crawls are at a premium for broadcasters looking to new revenue streams. To meet customers' varied requirements, Harris provides a full range of scalable, automated channel playout solutions ? from specialty channels to fully automated, multichannel playout systems with integrated master control.

Highlights at NAB2008 will include the North American debut of the NEXIO AMP media platform, which offers the ability to host integrated, software-enabled media applications, and the launch of Inscriber® G7, which combines the functionality of multiple products with innovative graphics technology to provide a robust HD/SD 3D graphics creation and playout solution for live-to-air environments.


Media Workflow Solutions
In the battle for ad dollars and viewers, streamlined media workflows - with tight interoperability between automation, traffic, sales and billing and digital asset management applications - have become essential to today's broadcasters. To address this industry need, Harris is integrating the Broadcast Exchange Format (BXF) standard into its full suite of software applications and setting a new standard in interoperable media workflows.

Highlights at NAB2008 will include the North American debut of the H-Class Comperio digital asset management system, designed for integration with ADC and D-Series automation products, as well as NEXIO AMP video servers; and tighter integration between H-Class ADC automation and Harris® OSi-Traffic systems using BXF implementation.

Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire broadcast delivery chain. The Harris ONE approach brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition services.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of over $4 billion and 16,000 employees ? including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

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