Harris Releases New Layout Designer for NEO SuiteView Multiviewer

Harris Corp. has released Layout Designer, a new software application that provides configuration, layout design and control of the Harris NEO SuiteView modular multiviewer.

Layout Designer is the next generation of the NEO SuiteView Layout Manager. Harris said it offers customers an improved user interface, enhanced onscreen feedback, and simple-to-implement alarms and audio monitoring.

Layout Designer can read and edit all preset layouts/files stored on any locally or network-connected NEO SuiteView system. When installed on a local or network PC, Layout Designer communicates directly with a NEO SuiteView multiviewer via an RS-232 serial communications port or TCP/IP. With Layout Designer, users can configure their NEO SuiteView system settings, add and configure onscreen input audio and video alarms, calibrate display devices and modify individual picture-in-picture layout settings to create custom display layouts.

"Layout Designer was developed to make our customer's experience with the NEO SuiteView multiviewer easier and more productive," said Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Harris Broadcast Communications Division. "This simple, yet powerful software is designed to be the primary interface with the hardware, allowing the user to work more efficiently. With Layout Designer, users can arrange the video and audio components into multiple layouts that work best for their applications."

Beginning Sept. 8, Layout Designer is included with the purchase of each new NEO SuiteView and is available as an upgrade to existing customers.