Harris enchances NEO Multiviewer

Harris Corporation release of Layout Designer gives sportscasters a new software application that provides configuration, layout design and control of the Harris NEO SuiteView modular multiviewer. The next generation of the NEO SuiteView Layout Manager, Layout Designer offers customers an improved user interface, enhanced onscreen feedback, and simple-to-implement alarms and audio monitoring.

With Layout Designer, users can configure their NEO SuiteView system settings, add and configure onscreen input audio and video alarms, calibrate display devices and modify individual Picture-in-Picture (PiP) layout settings to create custom display layouts.

Layout Designer was developed to make our customer s experience with the NEO SuiteView multiviewer easier and more productive, said Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Harris Broadcast Communications Division. With Layout Designer, users can arrange the video and audio components into multiple layouts that work best for their applications.

Layout Designer can read and edit all preset layouts/files stored on any locally or network-connected NEO SuiteView system. When installed on a local or network PC, Layout Designer communicates directly with a NEO SuiteView multiviewer via an RS-232 serial communications port or TCP/IP.

With Layout Designer, users can define which input PiP channels are visible on the output display; add objects such as PiPs, audio meters and alarms to a layout using a Windows drag-and-drop operation; resize and position PiPs with pixel accuracy using direct-entry; configure onscreen alarms and bar meters for up to eight embedded audio, analog audio, and AES digital audio channels for each PiP; configure analog audio and AES digital audio monitor outputs; and monitor all connected multiviewer systems for audio and video alarm conditions.

Beginning September 8, 2006, Layout Designer is included with the purchase of each new NEO SuiteView and is available as an upgrade to existing customers.