Cincinnati, OH (September 1, 2005)–Building on the open, service-oriented architecture of the H-Class Content Delivery Platform, Harris Corporation has announced the launch of its H-Class Alliance Program, an offering that makes it possible for service, software, content and hardware providers to integrate with the H-Class Platform, enabling their solutions to benefit from the platform’s content delivery capabilities.
The H-Class Alliance Program benefits media and entertainment customers by facilitating a greater return on content transactions via the consistent management of workflows across departments within the customer’s organization. Beginning this month, technology suppliers of the media and entertainment market can participate in the tiered H-Class Alliance Program. Harris has also announced that ScheduALL and Marquis are the newest program members.
“Harris’ aim for the H-Class Alliance Program is to lower development overhead for increased functionality,” said Taras Bugir, chief strategy officer of Harris Broadcast Communications Division’s Software Systems business unit. “The H-Class Alliance Program eliminates the island effect of ‘best of breed’ siloed applications and provides a more collaborative approach to workflow. As such, we’ve created an ecosystem that supports ever-changing business models and associated workflows.”
ScheduALL and Marquis Broadcast are introduced as H-Class compliant members, indicating that their applications take partial advantage of the platform’s data model and underlying services such as security, database abstraction, auditing and more. By writing to H-Class framework APIs, members achieve third-party interoperability via custom components that use the common H-Class enterprise workflow methodology.
The H-Class Content Delivery Platform is a scalable, standards-based, enterprise-class platform that supports a highly integrated set of software applications. It is the first solution of its kind to provide a layer of metadata intelligence that enables media and entertainment companies with the mechanisms to automatically transfer content with business rules for greater efficiencies, assured transactions and increased profitability.