German commercial television conglomerate ProSiebenSat.1 Media is the first broadcaster in Europe to take delivery of the new Harris Platinum router. The sale, for the company's Berlin facility, was made by Teracue, the distributor of Harris broadcast products in Germany.
The high-capacity, small-footprint Harris Platinum routing switchers provide signal routing up to 256x256 in 15RU and 512x512 in 28RU and support a mix of any signal — video and audio, from analog to HD —in the same frame. Built for maximum reliability in even the most harsh 24/7 operation, Harris Platinum is well suited for network, local broadcaster, mobile production, cable, telco, military, government and corporate applications.
ProSiebenSat.1 Group has two main facilities: one in Berlin and the other in Munich. The Berlin facility houses the main studios for live recording of television programs and production and is where news and TV programming is produced for the complete broadcast chain. Most content is created for entertainment channel Sat.1 and news channel N24. The Harris Platinum router serves as the backbone of the Berlin facility and is also used for live signals being routed to the Munich facility for playout.
See Harris in stand 7.621 or M225 at IBC2006, or visit: www.harris.com.