Harris Broadcast Communications intros next-gen fiber optics

Harris Broadcast Communications will introduce the company’s next-generation of OPTO+ fiber-optic products at IBC 2012, offering a modular solution that simplifies and expands the way broadcasters transport electrical signals at exceptional quality around fixed and remote broadcast facilities.

The company will deliver a complete all-in-one solution to help customers rapidly launch, expand and sustain their on-air channels and services — while strengthening revenue growth and protection.

The company has notched several key sports wins in the past year. UK-based systems integrator Dega Broadcast Systems reports a highly successful conclusion to the building of the BBC Production Centre for its coverage of the games in London this summer based on a Harris integrated broadcast solution.

Harris Broadcast Communications has provided a technical infrastructure solution to the Pinewood Studios Group in the UK for its HDTV production facility. Pinewood Studios will install the equipment in brand new HD production galleries, servicing two dedicated 840-square-meter production studios at the Pinewood site, just outside of London, as part of a wider multi-million pound upgrade in its TV business.

Harris has been selected as the technology vendor of choice for a country-wide digital TV transition project in the West African state of Togo. Harris will completely renew the country’s broadcast TV infrastructure by designing, installing and commissioning an entire digital video chain to transmit throughout the country — using a national network of DVB-T2 transmitters and satellite services.

Harris Broadcast Communications will provide a digital end-to-end integrated high-definition (HD) infrastructure and workflow solution at a new Palestine TV news production and playout facility, providing all necessary tools to drive the broadcaster’s news, production and master control centers. Based in Ramalla, this new studio and master control room (MCR) will support the entire workflow production chain from ingest through to playout, playing news stories to air with speed and efficiency.

The company will soon deliver an integrated infrastructure and workflow solution for the first Iraqi high-definition (HD) news channel in the Kurdish region of the country. Rudaw Media Group, one of Iraq’s leading publishing companies, selected Harris technology as the core of its new file-based production workflow and playout facility. With this channel, Rudaw will extend its reach beyond print media and venture into television to gain audience share from Kurdish-speaking TV viewing communities.

Harris Broadcast Communications will soon deliver a complete high-definition (HD) integrated file-based broadcast solution to Venthar Television to support the launch of a new regional entertainment channel from ingest to playout.

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