Harris Highlights Convergence, Transmission

Harris Broadcast President Harris Morris introduces the Selenio media convergence platform.
Harris Broadcast says it has the most comprehensive toolset available to help broadcasters realize the benefits of digital media convergence.

"We believe content is the richest and most diverse it's ever been," said President Harris Morris at the company's NAB Show press conference. On the other hand, "we believe a lot of content doesn't reach its full potential."

To that end, the company is launching Selenio, which it touts as "the broadcast industry's first integrated media convergence platform."

Ideal for hybrid environments, Selenio combines traditional baseband video and audio processing, video and audio compression and IP networking technology into a single platform.

Harris partnered with LG Electronics, WRAL-DTV, Roundbox and iSet at the show to demonstrate new applications for Mobile DTV, including 3D, EPGs and digital signage.

The company also launched several radio transmission products, including the Flexiva air-cooled FM transmitter, FlexStar HDI200 HD Radio Importer and the Multi-System Controller (MSC) for redundant transmission, and for television, the Maxiva UAX Compact air-cooled, UHF TV transmitter, Apex M2X exciter IP and satellite receiver as well as a range of Outdoor Transmission Enclosures.

Harris also announced a three-year deal to build a complete IPTV network for digital signage at Madison Square Garden. © 2011 NAB

Tom Butts

Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched digitalbroadcasting.com for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Tech (www.tvtech.com), the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.