Doug Lung /
07.03.2008 12:00 AM
Albavision to Buy ATSC M/H DTV Gear From Harris for Guatemala and Costa Rica
Harris Corp. has reached an agreement with Albavision (the Angel Gonzalez Group) to implement Harris’ new full mobile DTV transmission platform for broadcast operations in Guatemala and Costa Rica—Radio Television Guatemala and REPRETEL in Costa Rica. Albavision will be the first to roll out the new Harris mobile TV platform in Latin America. The technology is based on the proposed ATSC mobile/handheld solution.

“Radio Television Guatemala and REPRETEL have existing Harris ATSC transmitter installations and have been broadcasting in the ATSC standard for more than a year,” said Juan Palbo Alviz, Albavision chief technology officer. “Therefore, we are very excited to take the next step and be the first broadcast operation in the Latin American region to broadcast to mobile devices using the new Harris mobile TV platform. The new proposed ATSC standard capability will allow us to integrate our current high-definition infrastructure and the capacity of mobile television without the need to incur a major investment. This is possible by making efficient use of spectrum when combining high-definition content for residences and lower resolution content for mobile units—both within the same transmission frequency and infrastructure.”

Nahuel Villegas, Harris vice president for the Latin America and Caribbean (CALA) region, said, “ATSC adoption is increasing within the CALA region, and Harris is pleased to play a significant role in Albavision’s mobile DTV evolution. The proposed solution offers broadcasters such as Albavision a proven, reliable solution for local, mobile TV services. Broadcasters can count on Harris to provide complete mobile DTV transmission solutions that offer new revenue streams through new multimedia content.”

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