Cincinnati, OH (July 10, 2006)–Harris Corporation has announced that Radio Globo, a highly influential radio broadcaster throughout Latin America, has once again selected Harris technology and expanded its use of the Harris 3DX family of products for high-power AM transmission in Brazil. The transmitters, destined for sites in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, will also be outfitted with Harris DEXSTAR exciters for HD Radio broadcasting.
“As a leading radio company, it is crucial to have the right technology in place to ensure that our listeners can receive the best possible audio quality and content,” said Rubens Campos, general director of Sistema Globo de Radio (Radio Globo). “Going digital, especially on the AM band, is the only way that radio can grow its audience. We believe that Harris offers the best combination of high-quality equipment, competitive prices and excellent customer service to help us move forward with HD Radio and offer a more attractive on-air product to our listeners and advertisers.”
Radio Globo, a long-time Harris customer, decided to install additional, higher-power 3DX systems based on its familiarity with the transmitter’s high audio quality, power efficiency and maintenance-friendly operation. The company currently has a 3DX-50 transmitter at the Belo Horizonte site broadcasting analog and HD Radio signals since September 2005.
Now, Radio Globo Rio and Radio Globo Sao Paulo will install 3DXD-200 transmitters, the newest additions to the industry-leading 3DX family. Radio CBN Rio will also install a recently launched 3DXD-100 transmitter, while Radio CBN Sao Paulo will add a 3DX-50 to its family of transmitters. Redundant exciters and power supplies will be integrated, ensuring that each station will remain on the air at all times.