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26/09/2008

Harris Shows Full 3 Gb/s-Ready Portfolio At IBC2008

An international communications and information technology company, the Harris Corporation, showed a complete portfolio of 3 Gb/s-ready technology at the 2008 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) that enables broadcasters to easily and affordably transition from standard definition (SD) to high definition (HD) and all the way to 1080p broadcasting.
At IBC2008, visitors to the Harris stand who are building a new facility from the ground up, or simply adding products to their existing operation, could see the full scope of Harris 3 Gb/s technology - including signal processors, multiviewers, test and measurement, routers and servers - in one convenient, central location.
Harris showed support of 1080p I/O for its NEXIO AMP advanced media platform at IBC2008 - making it the industry's first 3 Gb/s-ready broadcast server. This functionality enhances the broad range of HD and SD video formats the NEXIO AMP platform already supports and enables broadcasters to more easily and affordably migrate to the emerging 1080p format.
In signal processing, Harris is extending the market leadership of its acclaimed X75 with the worldwide debut of the X85 enhanced all-in-one processor. The X85 adds all-new features into its space-saving 1RU frame: a linear frame rate conversion option converts 59.94 Hz and 50 Hz-based signals; dual-channel processing provides maximum efficiency; and a 3 Gb/s upgrade allows for an easy, economical move anytime a broadcaster is ready to make the transition to 1080p.
Harris also unveiled the SFS6800 - the industry's first 3 G b/s embedded audio/video synchroniser.
The SFS6800+ provides both video and audio synchronisation and delay for SD-SDI (and optionally HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s), integrated audio and video processing amplifiers and support for four-AES audio embedding, de-embedding and insertion/removal of Dolby metadata.
Other highlights in signal processing include NEO XHD-3903, a leading HDTV converter available with built-in 3 Gb/s 1080P 50/59.94 processing and conversion capabilities and a range of OPTO+ fiber products in the 6800+ platform, which offer 3 Gb/s electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical conversion capabilities.
In routing, IBC2008 marked the worldwide introduction of the Platinum MX 3 Gb/s router series in a space-saving 5RU frame. Offering high-quality signal routing up to 72x64 and high-end options such as integrated CENTRIO multiviewers and mux/demux, the 5RU Platinum MX provides customers with a high-capacity, small-footprint routing solution that supports a mix of any signal - video and audio, from analog to 3 Gb/s HD-SDI - all in the same frame.
For test and measurement applications, Harris showed a new 3 Gb/s dual-input module for its popular Videotek VTM and TVM series. Already the most cost-effective test product of its kind on the market today, the flexible VTM Series now adds the new 3 Gb/s module to provide a combined package offering SD, HD and 3Gb/s performance - including integral 3 Gb/hd/sd signal source for complete system testing - at an affordable price.
Also 3 Gb/s-capable is the new Videotek AVM-717-3GB, a versatile, space-efficient and self-contrained test and measurement solution that supports all existing HD formats including 1080p, as well as standard-definition SDI and, optionally, composite analog.
Further information is available at: www.harris.com
(KMcA)

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