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DENVER and BILLERICA, Mass. — April 5, 2010 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, and Echolab, a leading provider of professional video production switchers and broadcast tools, have reached an agreement that expands the Harris broadcast portfolio of solutions by making Harris the exclusive reseller of the Atem™ family of versatile, compact and powerful switchers.

"Echolab's agreement with Harris is a boon for customers of both companies," said Echolab President Nigel Spratling. "Current Atem customers should know they will still have access to the same outstanding service, support, people and products, while also gaining the advantages of the large Harris U.S. and international network. Overall, our agreement with Harris will enable more customers around the world to reap the production benefits of an easy-to-use, yet powerful, switcher."

At the 2010 NAB Show (Booth N2502), Harris will showcase Atem switchers packaged with an interface to the new Harris® Inscriber® TitleOne™ XT graphics system. Tight integration between the Inscriber system and Atem switcher enables users to produce professional graphics and compelling digital effects, seamlessly incorporating them into their productions.

Harris will demonstrate three Atem switcher models at the NAB Show. The base Atem switcher, first introduced at the 2009 NAB Show, is a 3 Gb/s 1080p (50 and 59.94), 1-M/E (Mix/Effects) production switcher. The all-new AtemEX is an expanded version of the award-winning original, offering 18 inputs and 10 outputs and two 10-window multiviewers for production monitoring. Rounding out the line is the new 2-M/E Atem2, which offers multi-M/E capabilities and an advanced two-channel 3D DVE at a very affordable price.

"The Atem line of production switchers is a strong addition to the Harris broadcast portfolio — rounding out our offerings and enabling us to expand in fast-growing markets such as house of worship, education and government," said Dave Dougall, vice president of infrastructure and networking, Harris Broadcast Communications. "The new Atem switchers represent exceptional value and power for a wide variety of applications, and enable us to provide customers with an easy-to-use, feature-rich and cost-effective production solution for even the most critical live productions."

Harris will be leveraging the reach and experience of its valued resellers to promote and sell the Echolab switchers in the marketplace.

Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models.

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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 approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 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.

About Echolab, Inc.

Echolab, Inc. is a leading provider of video production switchers and related tools that offer flexibility and on-air reliability for the production and distribution of digital media in a variety of formats. Echolab delivers robust functionality, reliability, and ease-of-use critical to professional-quality productions. Since its founding in 1974, the company has delivered more than 6,000 production solutions to a global client base including major broadcast networks and stations, corporations, educational institutions, houses of worship, sports arenas, entertainment venues, and military facilities. Visit www.echolab.com for more information.

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