Harris Rolls Out of NAB With New Mobile Production Products, Customers
At the 2012 NAB Show, Harris showcased several new products and features aimed at the HD mobile production trucks market, as well as an expanding roster of news, sports, live events, and broadcast/cable network customers.
“Harris provides the infrastructure that brings everything together in the mobile production environment,” says Doug Armstrong, president, Touring Video. “They offer a wide spectrum of dependable and rugged products to withstand the hardships of the road. Everything works seamlessly together, from routers and multiviewers to signal processing and test.”
Harris Platinum integrated routing solutions continue to evolve, building new options into the frame to reduce space, energy use and costs — from Harris HView SX Pro multiviewers to multichannel audio distribution interface (MADI) solutions for higher-density audio routing.
“Harris integrated routing solutions allow me to work more efficiently and add a creative flair to a very technical aspect of the mobile production truck,” says Nic Dugger, president of TNDV. “The Harris solution enables creativity, from built-in, stylized multiviewer outputs down to the way I configure router panels for both the truck and the soundstage. No other router solution offers that kind of freedom and flexibility.”
Elsewhere, the Harris Selenio media convergence platform recasts the truck infrastructure as an all-in-one solution for signal processing, networking and compression — while Harris also offers its compact X85 and X50 frame synchronizers/converters, and 6800+ core processing systems to simplify truck operations. New Harris Videotek test and measurement solutions showcased at NAB include the VSG-4CSD clock system driver and VSG-4MTG master timing generator to establish house synchronization and router timing to ensure seamless operation across the infrastructure.
Harris Magellan router panels and CCS Navigator graphical software bring various levels of control and monitoring across the infrastructure, while Harris Inscriber graphics offer simple on-board creation and management tools to enhance visual content and protect on-air brands.
“Harris emphasizes high-application density and interoperability in its product architecture, which translates to fewer physical connections, reduced costs, and intelligent and integrated solutions for our mobile production customers,” says Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. “The result is a seamless, reliable and efficient operation that turns the mobile production truck into a true HD production center.”