Harris expands MXF support with MOG Solutions

Harris Corporation will now feature expanded Material Exchange Format (MXF) support in products from its Broadcast Communications Division via a software development kit from the leader in MXF interchange, MOG Solutions. Harris has purchased a group license for the MOG Solutions MXFComponentSuite, which will enable many Harris products to have faster MXF compatibility through unified and optimized workflows. The first Harris product line to incorporate the MOG MXFComponentSuite technology is the family of NEXIO™ high-definition/standard-definition (HD/SD) video servers.

The MXFComponentSuite is a set of MXF-enabled components that abstract the application layer from the details and complexity of the MXF format using simple application programming interfaces. Enabling high-performance transfers of pictures, audio, metadata and the like across a file-based system, this MXF interchange toolkit will minimize file inconsistencies and provide Harris NEXIO™ server users with a reliable and simple means of handling both SD and HD MXF files.

“The NEXIO™ platform is one of the leading servers on the market today, and we are delighted to work with Harris to implement our software development kit to enhance the MXF interchange capabilities of their expansive, worldwide server client base,” said Vitor Teixeira, vice president of product development and sales, MOG Solutions. “Our MXFComponentSuite combines the best technologies and standards of broadcasting and IT worlds in one unit.”

“This MXF interchange toolkit will provide our NEXIO™ customers with a ‘media wrapper’ that improves workflow by enabling our servers to better interface with third-party equipment,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Harris Broadcast Communications Division. “Working with MOG Solutions allows us to draw on their skills as leaders in developing MXF-compliant technologies, and enables us to focus on our core competencies — the development of enterprise-class, server-based shared storage solutions.”

NEXIO™ is a scalable, interoperable server foundation. It is a highly integrated family of products that employs open standards to greatly accelerate time-to-air and dramatically reduce the costs associated with content acquisition, production, distribution and media management — today and for the long term. As a replacement for videotape recorders, NEXIO™ servers provide real-time I/O, network interfaces, ingest, playout and FTP capabilities all within a single chassis. The newest sub-brand in the family is NEXIO XS™, a line of HD/SD transmission servers featuring integrated, software-based codec technology and software-driven up-, down- and cross-conversion to provide the ultimate in reliability, scalability and format flexibility.

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