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Harris Corporation Will Highlight Complete Family Of Broadcast Transport Products At NAB2008

Company Offers Multiplatform Delivery Solutions For Any Transport Application (February 21, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-2-21--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, will extend its family of multiplatform delivery solutions with the introduction of two new transport products at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention taking place April 14-17 in Las Vegas (Booth N2502, Las Vegas Convention Center). Leveraging the value and versatility of its industry-leading 6800+ core processing platform, Harris is introducing the CTT6800+, a JPEG2000 compressed transport transceiver, and the OP+HMT, a fiber optic transport module, to address the evolving needs of broadcast distribution businesses.

"With the wide range of consumer viewing options available today, broadcasters are challenged to transport their content in multiple formats, in multiple delivery methods," said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. "To address this need, Harris offers a complete family of transport solutions for a variety of uncompressed or compression methods, including H.264, MPEG-2 and JPEG2000. For customers needing to get content from one location to the next ? whether it's 50 feet or across the country ? Harris can provide a transport solution that enables the best video quality for any budget."

The CTT6800+, a module designed for the 6800+ platform, is a compressed transport transceiver, utilizing mezzanine-level JPEG2000 compression to transport baseband media signals (including HD-SDI, AES audio, LTC and Serial data) over an ASI link carrying MPEG-2 transport stream. The CTT6800+ allows the user to efficiently utilize available bandwidth for transmitting broadcast-quality video, audio and data while maintaining post-production quality levels. When coupled with the IPA6800+ module, the CTT6800+ allows efficient transport of HD signals over IP networks.


Also designed for the 6800+ frame, the OP+HMT fiber optic transport module joins a growing lineup of Harris® OPTO+ modular products that cover a variety of signal types, including video, audio, Ethernet, RF, signal data and intercom. The OP+HMT module provides 8-SDI or 4-HD-SDI channel multiplexing and de-multiplexing utilizing a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) approach, which shares a single optical link among multiple electrical signals and thereby lowers transport costs. Fiber-optic outputs are available in 1310nm FP and 16 CWDM wavelengths. Fiber optic receivers are available in either a PIN or an APD high-sensitivity version. In a combination TDM and CWDM system, up to 128 SDI signals can be transported on one single-mode fiber optic cable, providing superior transport efficiencies for uncompressed signals.

"The 6800+ platform has been a mainstay in the traditional broadcast industry for many years because of the powerful price/performance value it delivers," said Thorsteinson. "By expanding the platform's functionality to address new IP and fiber transport applications, Harris is now able to enter the distribution market at very aggressive price points."

The CTT6800+ and OP+HMT products are among the wide range of Harris solutions that optimize the media transport workflows of today's broadcast operations.

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 www.harris.com


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