Harris Corporation Installs NEXIO AMP™ Servers for Spanish Broadcaster Television de Galicia’s Digital Transmission Expansion

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Last Updated: November 21, 2008 3:56 pm GMT
(WINNERSH, England--November 21, 2008) Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has installed seven NEXIO AMP™ advanced media platforms at Spanish broadcaster Television de Galicia (TVG) as part of an expansion project by TVG to extend its digital transmission capabilities and create a foundation for future growth.

The installation was managed by Broadcast Meditel, a Harris Corporation dealer in Spain.

The Harris® NEXIO AMP media platforms with FTP (file transfer protocol) capacity were installed at the head office of TVG in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The servers will be used to support several on-air transmission channels and will be interfacing with their installed Harris ADC™ automation system, creating robust and efficient ingest and playout workflows.

“We chose NEXIO AMP™ because it provides us with a powerful and reliable server platform and represents an important evolution from our legacy Harris server technology,” said Antonio Posse, engineering director of TVG. “Features such as automatic up/down/cross conversion for complete format transparency, integrated channel branding and the compatibility of the servers with the multiple software systems in our environment were some of the key factors in our decision. We are also confident in the NEXIO AMP server’s ability to easily scale as we grow our operations in the future.”

The Harris solution will allow TVG to expand its transmission area to 14 inputs and 28 play channels, allowing all media to be acquired and stored centrally to supply multiple channel services to multiple users. The installation also includes five Harris NEXIO AMP Logo™ channel-branding media application licenses that will be used to embed logos into programs while on air.

“TVG needed to ensure the chosen system was not only scalable, but also offered full compatibility between HD and SD on the same server,” said Eduardo Galiano, managing director of Broadcast Meditel. “The NEXIO AMP server solution met these requirements.”

“We are very pleased to have been chosen by TVG to support the expansion of its broadcasting operation,” said Richard Scott, vice president, Europe, the Middle East and Africa operations for Harris Broadcast Communications. “The combination of NEXIO AMP servers and NEXIO AMP Logo licenses will allow TVG to reduce their time-to-air, as well as the costs associated with content acquisition, production, distribution and media management.”

Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire media delivery chain. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition services.

About TVG
Based in Galicia, Spain, TVG is a public broadcasting company committed to delivering quality programming through a wide range of entertainment and information options, including comedy and drama series, musical, travel, and educational programs. The company was created in 1984 with a vision of inspiring social unity by transmitting a positive media message throughout the country. More information on TVG can be found at www.crtvg.es.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of $5.4 billion and 16,500 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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