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Harris Corporation To Showcase New High-Definition Compression Products For Broadcasters And Telecom Carriers At NAB2007

Leverages High-Quality H.264 Compression To Enable New Applications And Services (February 13, 2007)

DMN Newswire--2007-2-13-- At the 2007 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and technology company, is showcasing a suite of high-definition television MPEG-4 part 10 (H.264) compression products to address the contribution, distribution, and transmission needs of the global television industry. The new suite of Harris products greatly reduces the required communications bandwidth — lowering costs and enabling new applications such as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).

The new MPEG-4 part 10 (H.264) compression products leverage the latest advances in compression algorithm technology, and complement current Harris MPEG-2 products that are widely used in broadcast communications — including the NetVX™ video networking platform and the DTP™ digital turnaround processor.

MPEG-4 part 10 (H.264) video compression provides significant bandwidth savings over existing compression technologies, enabling applications like Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) over carrier Digital Subscriber Line facilities. The H.264 standard is being used increasingly in international broadcast and transmission systems due to its efficient bandwidth utilization. These new additions to the Harris video compression product lines will allow telecom carriers and broadcasters to leverage the benefits of H.264 technology in integration with existing broadcast infrastructure.


The NetVX video networking platform provides an integrated signal workflow including video encoding, multiplexing and networking capabilities, targeting the needs of television broadcasters and telecom carriers alike. Adding H.264 (MPEG-4) compression capability to this already-powerful product line allows for new applications by enabling reduced communications bandwidth requirements and lower associated costs. The DTP™ product family provides compressed stream processing capabilities including splicing, digital program insertion, graphics and branding. H.264 support in DTP™ allows these same functions to be performed in H.264 in future systems.

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

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