Harris, Roundbox Announce OEM Agreement to Deliver First Mobile DTV Broadcast Solution
Corporation and Roundbox, Inc., the leader in mobile broadcast software, have
signed an OEM agreement to deliver a complete mobile broadcast solution for U.S.
terrestrial DTV broadcasters. Under this agreement, the Roundbox Broadcast
Server will be integrated into the Harris ATSC Mobile DTV broadcast system, enabling
the first feature-rich mobile DTV solution available for immediate commercial
deployment. The system will be available for delivery in mid-March.
software provides comprehensive delivery management of ATSC announcement
information, including an on-screen programming guide, and provides a platform
for delivering non-real time (NRT) services to mobile DTV-compliant
devices. With this solution, broadcasters will be able to extend
television’s reach to mobile devices and expand their portfolio of services
beyond linear television to include data, text and video clips.
experience is critical to assuring wide adoption of mobile DTV,” says Tim
Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications.“Our
partnership with Roundbox ensures that broadcasters’ assets will be delivered
to users in a visually rich and compelling way on a wide variety of
broadcast-enabled mobile devices.”
joint offering brings together Roundbox’s market-leading mobile broadcast
technology with Harris Corporation’s broadcast headend leadership to provide a
compelling, turnkey solution for broadcasters,” says Dennis Specht, co-founder,
president and CEO of Roundbox.“Together we will continue to deliver the
most advanced solutions to help broadcasters deliver a broad range of
compelling content-rich mobile DTV services.”
information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.