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08/11/2013

Harris Completes Netherlands Digital Move

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Harris Broadcast has announced the company has completed the Netherlands’ transition to all digital radio.
Harris Broadcast and Broadcast Partners deployed the nationwide digital audio broadcasting plus (DAB+) solution in three months, which included more than 30 Harris Broadcast Maxiva VAX transmitters with web enabled IP-based control and monitoring from the head-end to the transmission stage.
With the government mandate to move to complete national digital radio coverage by 2017, commercial broadcasters saw business advantages in accelerating their program, appointing Broadcast Partners to design, build and run the digital network. Working with Harris Broadcast, the broadcasters were able to meet their targeted date to have the complete network up and running.
"The timescale on this project was enormously challenging, and Harris Broadcast quickly rose to the occasion to ensure that the transition was a success," said Robert-jan van der Hoeven, Broadcast Partners.
"Based on a proven, robust VHF transmission platform, the Maxiva VAX transmitter is well-recognized for being a category-leader in power efficiency and extended power range. The complete network is now fully on air and is the first nationwide radio service relying entirely on IP connectivity for the transmission feeds – a result of Harris Broadcast’s deep IP expertise and advanced capabilities of the transmission equipment."
Broadcast Partners elected to deliver all content from the head-end to the transmitters over IP.
"We are thrilled to see our technology at work in the world’s first national DAB+ deployment," said Pablo Gargiulo, president, global sales, Harris Broadcast.
"Broadcasting today is a fast-moving business, and the advanced modular design of our new generation transmitters enables flexible configurations, new functionality such as IP connectivity, and low total cost of ownership. This also enabled our teams to react quickly to meet the customers’ complex project requirements."
The Harris Broadcast Maxiva VAX is a VHF Band III transmitter for DAB and DAB+ radio, and is also used in analog and digital television applications, with PowerSmart® solid-state architecture.
VAX transmitters also include Harris Broadcast Apex M2X™ software-definable exciters, enabling broadcasters and network operators to easily support analog to digital transitions.
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