Harris to Present Tech Seminars at IBC

Harris Corp. will conduct 14 one-hour seminars demonstrating the company's technology in key areas such as HD radio, mobile TV, IPTV and HDTV during IBC2006 in Amsterdam. The seminars will be held in the Training Zone in Hall 8 at the RAI.

Rich Redmond, strategic director for the Harris radio system business unit will discuss digital radio standards, implementation implications, spectrum required and what to ask when determining what is the right standard for organizations.

For HDTV, Jochen Kuhnen, market manager for the Videotek test and measurement product line, will examine the basics of HDTV signals, their similarities and difference compared to SD signals and how to effectively monitor these signals to ensure compliance to production and broadcast standards. Other topics of discussion include HD encoding and the myriad formats for video and audio, including AES, embedded and Dolby and the challenges of getting such signals on the air.

John Delay, director of strategic management networking solutions for Harris, will focus on the basics of IPTV signals, the architecture of the network operations center and its distributed network services required to originate and deliver broadcast and on-demand services. Particular emphasis will be given to workflows, infrastructure and performance verification technologies, as well as the workflows required to deliver advertising in a distributed network environment.

Covering mobile TV, Dave Glidden, director of TV strategic marketing and business development, will discuss the RF implications for broadcasting multimedia content to mobile devices. Key considerations include availability and cost of spectrum, as well as issues such as maximum allowed power, potential deployment sites, effects on adjacent services, available RF channel bandwidth, propagation characteristics, potential handset antenna gain and overall cost of implementation.

The hour-long presentations will be from Friday, Sept. 8 to Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.