Harris Ships ‘Fully Functional’ 3 Gpbs HD Router

Harris Corp. has begun shipping what it calls its first “fully functional” routing systems with the capability to pass on 3 Gpbs signals. Such functionality is now standard equipment on all its HD routing systems manufactured in the Melbourne, Fla.-based company’s Platinum and Platinum MX lines.

Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications, said while other manufacturers are in the development stage when it comes to 3 Gpbs products, “Harris is already shipping routers that will enable broadcasters to keep pace with emerging standards, such as 1080p.”

The new high-capacity routing switchers were designed to carry a small footprint, Thorsteinson said in a statement, with the Platinum and Platinum MX units capable of providing signal routing up to 128x128 in 9 RU, 256x256 in 15 RU, and 512x512 in 28 RU.

Harris said because its Platinum routers were designed with all its internal paths capable of 3 Gpbs from inception, separate cards for input, output and cross-point are being made available to existing Platinum HD-SDI router users.