Cincinnati, OH (April 3, 2006)–Harris Corporation’s Broadcast Communications Division today announced that Itelazpi SA, has installed the Harris Intraplex CrossConnect Systems and Servers to provide radio transmission services for the Independent Community of Euskadi (Basque Country). The Intraplex system will be used to provide reliable, high-quality Basque public radio transmission from 170 locations throughout the region.
According to Itelazpi technical manager Román Odriozola, “As 60 percent of Basque municipalities have a population of less than 2,000, it was not generally thought to be cost effective to put in place additional infrastructure to reach these regions. However, with the availability of the Harris Intraplex system, we can cost-effectively provide digital voice, data, Internet and video services.”
Intraplex provides FM broadcasters with complete flexibility to combine, interconnect, and multicast traffic among up to six T1 or E1 lines. In addition, the CrossConnect Server accepts a wide range of plug-in modules for integrated drop and insert of voice, data, program audio and video services.”
Basque Country is a cultural region that straddles the Pyrenees Mountains, which define the border between France and Spain.
Odriozola added, “Harris Intraplex enables us to ring the region with efficient, synchronized transmitters. We can now offer greatly improved, reliable broadcast services for those who already had some degree of reception, and for those who never have. The cultural and economic benefits will be substantial.”
Intraplex increases the efficiency of digital transmission networks by reducing recurring costs and protecting critical T1 and E1 network traffic. Moreover, its inherent flexibility means a network fabric may grow to include multiple, meshed T1 or E1 lines when communications requirements demand connectivity between multiple sites.