Granite to Monitor Transmitters with Harris ReCon

Two of Granite Broadcasting’s stations—Detroit-based KOCV and Odessa, Texas, public broadcaster KOCV—have purchased Harris Corp.’s ReCon, to monitor and control analog and digital transmitters as well as site equipment.

ReCon is a remote control and facility management tool that allows for greater efficiency than contact closure remote control systems. It uses the Web to monitor SNMP and control Harris Corp., and many non-Harris transmitters, through a serial interface.

KOCV also purchased a Harris DiamondCD DHP60P2 DTV transmitter and MONITORplus, an integrated plug and play system to simultaneously monitor RF transmission system performance, transport stream integrity and program A/V quality.