Harris to showcase at NAB new multiviewers, radio transmitters, and advancements in server technology

Harris Corporation will showcase many new technologies at NAB this year including demonstrating their expanded range of
multiviewers, introducing the Harris ZX5000 transmitter
for HD Radio and analog FM broadcasters and showcasing its latest
advancements in server system technology and storage protection.

Harris Corporation will showcase its expanded range of
multiviewers at the 2008 NAB convention in booth N2502. The demonstrations will include
products from Zandar Technologies, which Harris acquired in November 2007. Harris
will be demonstrating a wide selection of multiviewers from its new portfolio
at the show.The Harris offering includes the award-winning CENTRIO multiviewer,
the Zandar Predator II multiviewer, the Zandar QS100HD Quad Card, and the

“Harris Corporation’s broad range of multi-image
display processors provides best-in-class monitoring that has been proven
repeatedly in a number of mission-critical customer applications,” said
Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. “By
combining the Zandar portfolio with the Harris multiviewer range, we are able
to provide flexible and scalable solutions that are leading the way in
multiviewer technology.”

Harris Corporation will also extend its range of
multiplatform delivery solutions with the introduction of the world’s first
Mobile Pedestrian Handheld (MPH) ready digital exciter at the 2008 NAB

“The Harris MPH ready exciter is designed to provide
today’s multimedia broadcaster with one hardware platform capable of multiple
modulation schemes,” said Thorsteinson. “As the only MPH ready
exciter on the market, this platform can be used by broadcasters today to
deliver MPH content to various mobile and video devices — and to deliver
standard and HDTV programming to traditional TV sets.”

Harris Corporation will also introduce the Harris ZX5000 transmitter
for HD Radio and analog FM broadcasters at the NAB convention. The ZX5000
transmitter is the latest entry in the company’s popular range of ZX
transmitters, now comprising five models ranging from 500 watts to 5 kW of

The Harris ZX5000 offers an unprecedented compact size for a
5 kW transmitter for both analog FM and HD Radio broadcasting and comes in a
single-rack solution with an exciter and signal processing gear. As with other
ZX transmitters, the ZX5000 supports tri-mode operation with on-the-fly
switching between analog FM operation, HD Radio digital-only operation, or
FM/HD Radio common amplification broadcasting.

“The Harris ZX5000 satisfies broadcaster demand for a
compact, high-performance transmitter in the 5 kW power range for both FM and
HD Radio operation, and offers a cost-effective point of entry to HD Radio broadcasting
for medium-to-large market broadcasters worldwide,” said Tim Thorsteinson.
“Large market stations have taken notice of ZX transmitters as reliable
back-ups for high-power transmitters, and the higher power level of the ZX5000
builds on that reputation for large and major market broadcasters.”

Finally, Harris Corporation will showcase its latest
advancements in server system technology and SAN-based fault tolerance as the
new NEXIO AMP media platform and Intrinsic Mirroring technology make their
North American debut at the 2008 NAB convention.

NEXIO server technology forms a core component of Harris
channel playout solutions for today’s broadcast operations. Harris NEXIO AMP
pairs a high-performance, HD/SD server architecture with best-in-class content
protection. Among the platform enhancements on display at NAB2008 will be
integrated codec support for the Panasonic AVC-Intra and Sony XDCAM HD 35/50
formats, file-based workflow support for GXF, MXF, Panasonic P2, AVC-Intra and
Sony XDCAM HD 35/50 files,support for AFD (Active Format Descriptor), which
optimizes video aspect ratio conversion for broadcasters migrating to HD,
expanded timecode capability and closed captioning as file capability.

Visitors to the Harris booth will also be introduced to the
patent-pending Intrinsic Mirroring technology, the latest advance in NEXIO
storage protection for all SAN-based NEXIO systems. This software-based option,
which is now available, leverages the powerful, Emmy-winning RAIDsoft software
RAID technology that is inherent in Fibre Channel connected NEXIO I/O nodes.

Intrinsic Mirroring mirrors all content onto two identical
SANs simultaneously during the ingest process without the need to replicate or
copy the content. Even content that is brought in as a file transfer or is
created as part of an editing operation is immediately and simultaneously
mirrored to the two SANs. Intrinsic Mirroring works with RAIDsoft to provide
100 percent bandwidth capacity even if one side of the mirrored storage system
fails, enabling a platform architecture with no single point of failure.

“The advanced architecture of NEXIO AMP breaks new
ground for server feature sets and fault tolerance, resulting in a
best-of-breed solution that customers can build their business around with
confidence,” said Thorsteinson. “At NAB2008, NEXIO will once again
demonstrate why it is a pre-eminent brand of video server, and why new
enhancements such as integrated media applications and Intrinsic Mirroring
establish NEXIO AMP as the logical first choice for all channel playout applications
— as well as news and sports production.”

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