(March 14 , 2006 - Cincinnati) Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced that its award-winning Leitch X75™ M-PATH Multiple Path Up/Down/Cross Converter Synchronizer is now included in the Dolby® E Partner Program.
The X75 synchronizer is the latest in a number of Harris products that have qualified for the Dolby Laboratories program, including the Videotek® TVM series of video and audio signal analyzers with integral LCD display; the Videotek VTM Series™ of multi-format, on-screen monitors; and the Videotek RS-12AES routing switcher.
"With the demand for high-definition content on the rise, broadcasters are looking to provide consumers with the highest quality experience possible, which includes 5.1 channel audio with HD video. Dolby E technology enables broadcasters to deliver multichannel audio in the space of two traditional channels, making it a seamless transition," said Jeff Nelson, broadcast channel manager, Dolby Laboratories. "We are pleased to welcome the Leitch X75™ as the latest product to meet the requirements of the Dolby E Partner Program and offer broadcasters the tools they need to transition to the HD world."
Dolby E is an audio format that enables professional broadcast equipment to handle multichannel audio and metadata conveniently. Products included in the Dolby E Partner Program undergo testing to confirm proper Dolby E decoding. The program is open to manufacturers of products that incorporate the Dolby Cat. No. 552 or Cat. No. 558 modules, or that are otherwise compatible with Dolby E encoded audio. In addition to supporting manufacturers, the program provides broadcasters and system designers with accurate and helpful information about Dolby E compatibility as they make equipment-purchase decisions.
"Adding qualified Dolby E support to the already versatile X75™ enhances our support of multiple audio channels for surround sound and multiple-language production," said Tim Thorsteinson, president for Harris Broadcast Communications Division's Leitch Business Unit. "This is of growing significance worldwide as high-definition content delivery becomes more and more prevalent, and consumer demand for accompanying surround sound in home theater environments continues to grow."
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees — including 5,500 engineers and scientists — dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. The company's operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications.
Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.