NBA All-Star HD coverage relies on Harris fiber solutions

March 13, 2007

The NBA's HD broadcast of the 56th NBA All-Star game Feb. 18 from Las Vegas relied on a fiber-optic HDTV solution from Harris.

The solution featured the Harris OPTO+ fiber-optic line's Coarse Wave Division Multiplexer modular products and the Harris CCS Navigator control and monitoring application running remotely over an IP network.

The OPTO+ wideband optical splitter and protection switch, which enables enhanced reliability during mission-critical events, delivered path redundancy.

During the All-Star Game, the NBA used the OPTO+ fiber-optic solution to carry HD signals over 5mi from courtside to the field production facility before the signal was uplinked to the main NBA distribution point.

For more information, visit www.harris.com.

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