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Harris Corporation To Launch Next Generation Of Intraplex® SynchroCast™ Platform For Radio Broadcasters At NAB2007

A Dynamic, Scalable Solution For Audio Synchronization In Multiple-Transmitter Networks (February 12, 2007)

DMN Newswire--2007-2-12-- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, will introduce Intraplex® SynchroCast3™, a third-generation simulcasting product for radio broadcasters with overlapping transmitters, at the 2007 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention being held April 16-19 in Las Vegas. The system uses the proven Intraplex® T1/E1 multiplexer or NetXpress™ IP multiplexer platform with the precision of GPS digital timing to enable a network of transmitters to increase coverage areas and reduce interference, especially in geographical regions with difficult terrains. The product is estimated to begin shipping spring 2007.


SynchroCast3™ improves on earlier generations of the SynchroCastä product with higher frequency sampling, new alert/alarm reporting features, simplified management, and easy integration into existing SynchroCast™ installations. The solution features a more efficient use of network bandwidth by the timing system, allowing users to allocate additional bandwidth to voice and data transmission.


With SynchroCast3™, radio broadcast system operators can install a simulcast radio system on a single channel or an entire radio system without having to install a completely new system. For legacy point-to-point systems, SynchroCast3™ uses either T1 or E1 transmission lines readily available from Telco carriers or via private networks. These can be traditional land-based or microwave links.


 



Synchrocast3™ also can be added to Intraplex® NetXpress™ for stations transporting program audio or voice traffic and signaling over IP networks. The IP environment allows point-to-multipoint capability, meaning that a single Synchrocast3™ studio installation can synchronize audio at multiple sites. By compensating for jitter, NetXpress™ enables the audio or voice signal to be accurately timed as it reaches the various transmitters included within the network. Additionally, NetXpress™ users can monitor the entire operation from a central location in the studio.


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 sales of about $4 billion and more than 14,000 employees — including more than 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services for global markets, including government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and wireless transmission network solutions. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com


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