Denver, CO (February 12, 2013)—Harris Broadcast has introduced Platinum IP3 multi-format signal router, reportedly the broadcast industry's first router to accommodate separate video, audio and data paths within the same frame.
The Platinum IP3 is also said to be the first signal router that can scale to multi-frame configurations for very large broadcast and media operations using a common architecture, simplifying installations and eliminating costs associated with external components and complex cabling. The architecture maximizes on-air security, with a new approach to audio, video and multiviewer signal protection based on redundant crosspoints and integrated routing designs.
Harris Broadcast's Platinum routers offer a "dual-path" architecture for separate video and audio paths. The triple-path architecture of the Platinum IP3 retains the ability to cleanly separate video and audio signals while reportedly becoming the first broadcast router to offer a true path to network convergence.
The Platinum IP3 delivers multi-format signal routing up to 576x1024 in a single 28RU frame. It can scale to 2048x2048 in multi-frame configurations without external distribution amplifiers or combiners. The design eliminates the need to take stations off the air while scaling into multiple frame systems.
The Platinum IP3, now shipping worldwide, will make its debut at the CABSAT 2013 show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Dubai World Trade Center, March 12-14, Hall 7, Stand C7-10), with its North American debut scheduled for the 2013 NAB Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 8-11, Booth N2503).