Cincinnati, OH (March 30, 2010)--Harris Corporation has appointed SCMS, Inc. as the exclusive dealer of Harris PR&E studio systems and consoles for the U.S. radio broadcast industry.
The agreement also confirms SCMS as the main U.S. dealer for Harris radio transmission sales. Harris will continue to provide the majority of field service and technical support for its radio broadcast customers.
The exclusive studio agreement extends Harris's reach into small and medium-sized markets for single item sales. Harris also expects SCMS to boost its ability to package complete studio systems for broadcasters in markets of all sizes, including consoles, furniture and studio accessories.
"SCMS has been serving the radio broadcast industry for 35 years, and its nationwide presence of nine field offices and a corporate center of operations greatly expand the Harris sales force for studio and transmission products," said Richard Redmond, director of strategic marketing, Harris Broadcast Communications. "The relationship gives Harris an exclusive, high-profile dealer that owns a large part of the radio broadcast resale market, improving our ability to reach more customers and deliver complete solutions."
"Harris is a strong brand and company with state-of-the-art technology, and we believe that working with SCMS will give them the strongest possible presentation for studio and transmission systems available in the U.S. radio broadcast industry," said Bob Cauthen, president and owner of SCMS, Inc. "Despite the tough economy, there are a large number of radio stations and broadcasters that are growing and in need of new facilities. SCMS will put more people on the street that are exclusively focused on selling new Harris products into these stations."