Harris Corporation to Showcase Integrated SD/HD Solutions for Broadcast Television at Media Summit 2006

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Last Updated: May 31, 2006 5:47 pm GMT
(May 31 , 2006 - Miami) Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) today announced it will showcase an array of standard- and high-definition (SD/HD) solutions for broadcast television at Media Summit 2006, the only production, programming and technology television conference developed specifically for Central America and the Caribbean, being held May 31 – June 2 in Miami.


Visitors to the Harris booth (number 1F) will see SD/HD products and systems that are designed to help broadcasters achieve their goals by enabling greater productivity, reduced costs, and new revenue streams as they deliver content to their consumers.

The Harris ADC automation system will be shown in a booth demonstration controlling the IconMaster™, IconLogo™ and IconStation™ master control and branding products and the NEXIO™ XS integrated transmission server. Integrating SD and HD I/O, "agile" software-based codecs and cutting-edge IT connectivity, the NEXIO XS integrated transmission server is fully software-configurable and uses software codec technology to encode and decode HD and SD content. Based on the industry-leading Leitch NEO™ modular platform, IconMaster™ combines critical master control functions with multi-layer integrated branding and is the only master control that can be combined with other advanced applications to create the ultimate plug-and play-system — all in the same frame. IconStation™ is the first branding solution to combine logo insertion with multiple, real-time, data-fed crawls and a squeezeback DVE for maximum channel branding impact. Also NEO™-based, IconLogo™ is a modular branding solution that is ideal for channel-branding applications such as time/temperature, still/animations, audio clip playback and text crawls for breaking news.

Visitors to the Harris booth also will have the opportunity to see the new Videotek® VTM Series™, which features the world's first user-configurable, field-upgradeable, multi-format test and measurement console. The innovative, modular platform makes the VTM Series™ fully customizable and affords broadcasters unprecedented flexibility. Also on display will be the Videotek® TVM-950 multi-format HD/SD-SDI video and audio signal analyzer. With 100 percent digital signal processing technology, the TVM-950 provides accurate, stable display of single or multiple Waveform, Vector, Gamut, Audio, Picture, Timing and Data Analyzer functions in quadrant or full-screen views for HD/SD-SDI. Visitors also will see the Videotek® PTM-305 handheld, personal test monitor. Offering multi-format functionality and versatility that is unmatched in the handheld test and measurement segment, the lightweight, battery-powered PTM-305 personal monitor features a video test signal generator, color monitor, waveform/vector scope and an audio analyzer/monitor.

The expanded Harris portfolio, which now includes Leitch video editing and Inscriber® graphics systems, is able to meet broadcasters’ content creation requirements in both standard- and high-definition. Harris will showcase the flagship product of its new Inscriber® graphics family, the Inscriber® G3™. An HD/SD-selectable character generator (CG) system, the Inscriber® G3™ demonstrates the Harris commitment to providing customers with on-air broadcast graphics solutions that deliver results by providing maximum ease of use, a wide variety of key functionality and the ability to interface seamlessly in an automated or news environment. Visitors to the Harris booth also will see a demonstration of a turnkey Velocity™ HD format-flexible, non-linear editing system.

Also on display will be a NewsNet™ news production system featuring the NEXIO™ server with NewsFlash™ editors. As a high-resolution craft editor, NewsFlash™ sets industry standards for speed of editing and turnaround. The key is direct Fibre Channel access to shared NEXIO™ storage — by all users, without delay or restriction. More important, all seats can begin editing the moment that ingest begins — enabling a true collaborative environment. Visitors also will see a demonstration of the new Velocity™ XNG news editing system. Velocity™ XNG provides journalists with a portable SD/HD news editing system, giving users the powerful and flexible Velocity workspace functionality on a laptop. Velocity™ XNG supports full standalone production capability and advanced capabilities for story transfers over network connections, as well as complete shared storage integration when connected back onto the NEXIO server system.

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.

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