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Business highlights from broadcast and production

Harris Corp. was selected by Dotcast as the manufacturer and systems integrator for the Dotcast Digital Network. Harris' Broadcast Communications Division will manufacture, install and maintain Dotcaster Edge Servers and supporting technology.

Shure Inc. purchased Popper Stopped studio pop filters from Middle Atlantic Products.

Time Warner's Channel 7 in St. Pete, FL, has outfitted its mobile production unit with six Telemetrics TM-9255 coax camera control systems.

Tektronix acquired Adherent Systems, which it will combine with its video business to provide solutions that will enable the deployment of MPEG technology for storage and transmission of video over broadband communication networks, including the Internet.

Paxson Communications made Tektronix test and measurement equipment the standard for use in its PAX TV Network.

Manhattan HDTV facility Colossalvision purchased a Fujinon HA10×5ERM HD lens.

Solid State Logic has had five recent sales of Aysis Air, Aysis Air Mobile and Axiom-MT to major broadcast facilities and mobile trucks. The orders include JC Studios in Brooklyn, NY; SWTV in Tempe, AZ; Turner Studios in Atlanta, GA; WWOR TV in Secaucus, NJ; and NMT in Somerville, NJ. JC Studios purchased two 32-channel Aysis Air digital broadcast consoles.

Crawford Communications finished its four-month move into a new all-digital facility. The company's operations were relocated to 3845 Pleasantdale Road, Atlanta, GA, 30340.

Philips Electronics and Sun Microsystems are collaborating in the development of streaming multimedia solutions for emerging broadband media and VOD.

Vancouver-based post house Rainmaker Entertainment Group completed installation of a new Snell & Wilcox HD1010 eight-input, HD production switcher within its premiere HD edit suite.

KUHT/Houston Public Television purchased three Sony DMX-R100 digital consoles for its new facility on the University of Houston campus. The first new console is currently online in the complex's Studio One production room, with the other units scheduled to go online later in the year.

ParkerVision PVTV equipment is in use at Ackerley Group-owned KION/KCBA-TV in Salinas, CA, including Digital PVTV Studio NEWS systems and Digital CameraMan three-CCD robotic pan/tilt cameras.