Cincinnati, OH (March 22, 2007)–Harris Corporation will demonstrate a full complement of networked digital radio broadcast studio systems, consoles and supplementary equipment at the 2007 National Association of Broadcasters convention (April 16-19, Las Vegas).
The Harris Radio Broadcast Systems display, located at booth N2502 in the North Hall, will focus on enhancements to existing products and new ancillary tools designed to improve the live, daily studio workflow at an economical price point.
“The need for networkable radio studio products has increased greatly in the past year as stations–especially those that have added HD Radio transmitters–face the challenge of filling more channels with compelling content,” said Debra Huttenburg, vice president and general manager of Harris Broadcast Communications Division, Radio Broadcast Systems business unit. “The role of the studio console continues to evolve beyond a distinct on-air system, into part of a scalable, integrated, audio management system. Harris continues to bring new products to market and enhance existing solutions to serve the entire studio environment, from the smallest independent station to the largest consolidated studio facilities.”
At NAB2007, Harris will feature the VistaMax studio audio networking system for larger facilities and VistaMax Envoy system for small-to-medium and satellite studio facilities at the heart of its studio systems and consoles display. The VistaMax platform drives on-air content from multiple sources to multiple studios, while reducing the complexity of engineering associated with traditional routing solutions.
Harris will introduce the VistaMax 500-series code for consoles and cardframes. The software-based platform features enhanced UDP support for external servers, like computer playback systems, to remotely control VistaMax devices and to receive real-time system status messages. Incorporation of SNTP for real-time synchronization, automatic reverse logic routing for sources with two-way logic (microphones, associated control panels), expanded macro support, intercom applications and enhanced support for complex link topologies are among the additional benefits.