Harris to provide NEXIO AMP as part of American Forces Network installation

Broadcast systems integrator Snader and Associates has contracted Harris to provide a comprehensive broadcast communications system for the American Forces Network (AFN). The AFN delivers news, information and entertainment to almost 1 million troops worldwide outside of the United States.

Snader and Associates is designing the new broadcast system, which will be installed at the Defense Media Center in Riverside, CA, and is expected to be completed this summer. Under the agreement, Harris will provide broadcast routing, automation, video servers, core processing and asset management products.

The system includes the first members of the new Harris NEXIO AMP product family — the NX3601HDI media platform with integrated storage and the NX3601HDX media platform for use on a NEXIO storage area network.

NEXIO AMP pairs HD/SD server architecture with content protection.

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