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Sultanate of Oman TV Selects Leitch NEXIO

First Server-Based News Production and Playout System (February 27, 2006)

Harris Corporation announced that Sultanate of Oman Television, the national broadcaster of Oman, has selected the Leitch NEXIO server platform as its first server-based news production and playout system. The new system includes three Leitch NewsFlash non-linear editors and 10 Leitch NewsFlash Preditor low-resolution browse/editors.

Sultanate of Oman Television, which transmits its broadcasts through a network of stations spread across the country, chose the NEXIO(tm) server system for news production and transmission applications at its new facility in Muscat. The system also includes an Autocue QSeries(tm) client server application system, which handles newsroom and transmission automation. The sale was made by Mustafa Sultan SECOM Co. LLC, Harris' distributor of Leitch products in Oman.

NEXIO(tm) is a modular, scalable server system for transmission and news environments, which offers integrated application platforms for editing, browsing and media management across a multi-tiered storage hierarchy. As an operation grows, the NEXIO design allows users to build systems ? up to 28.8 terabytes in a single domain - in small, low-cost increments. The system's low-resolution browse and edit solution, NewsFlash Preditor(tm), features a common user interface between high- and low-resolution editing environments, providing users with exceptional collaborative and performance capabilities. Completed projects can be passed from NewsFlash Preditor(tm) back to the NEXIO(tm) server system to be converted into new, high-resolution, broadcast-ready clips, or they can be further refined using the system's NewsFlash® in-server networked editor. Designed for news and craft editing, NewsFlash® allows users to begin editing a story within seconds of starting to ingest, and the edit is available to be played to air within seconds of completion.

Sultanate of Oman Television began broadcasting from Muscat in November 1974 and separately from Salalah in November 1975. In June 1979, these two stations merged to form a unified broadcasting service, which broadcasts its programmes around the world via Arabsat, Nilesat, Hot Bird, Asiasat3, OptusB3, Telestar5, HISPA SAT and NSS7. Since 1997, Oman TV has also broadcast its programs over the Internet using its Web site.

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 over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees - including 5,500 engineers and scientists - dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications(tm) products, systems, 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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