Cincinnati, OH (November 3, 2004)–Harris Corporation, the first company in the world to sponsor live demonstrations of both the European Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) and U.S. HD Radio digital radio transmission standards in Mexico at last year’s CIRT Convention, premiered an end-to-end digital radio system at this year’s CIRT Convention in early October.
Throughout the CIRT Convention, Harris’ Broadcast Communications Division showed how radio broadcast content can be generated and transported in digital format, from the news reporter in the street to delivery to the end user.
Additionally, Harris launched its NetVX product line, an integrated, high-speed connectivity solution that can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of networking, in Mexico. NetVX is an ideal solution for television broadcasters, cable TV operators, and telecommunications service providers who rely on receiving and distributing content as efficiently and as affordably as possible.
Three products were highlighted in the end-to-end digital radio demo. The first, PocketREC, is a unique, portable digital recorder that is ideal for news interviews in the field and editing on the fly. The second, Harris’ PR&E BMXdigital console, offers twice the mixing buses of any digital console, independent analog and digital inputs for both the “A” and “B” inputs on each module, and frame sizes to accommodate up to 38 modules. The third, Intraplex IntraLink-IP multiplexers, provide transport over 10/100BAST-T circuits for STL-TSL links, remote pickup, program and spot delivery, confidence monitoring of remote transmitter sites, and emergency backup of program feeds.
Harris showed the final part of its digital radio system at CIRT last year during live transmission demonstrations with Grupo Radio Centro broadcasting both European-standard DAB and U.S.-standard HD Radio signals at the same time.
Harris Broadcast Communications Division