Harris has shown its full support for the SMPTE Recommended Practice (RP 2021-9:2009) for the implementation of the Broadcast eXchange Format (BXF). BXF is a data exchange format that standardizes interfaces among systems dealing with content metadata, content movement, schedules and as-run information. The recently published practice supplements the existing BXF standards and simplifies the creation of interoperable BXF applications. Development of the recommended practice document took place under the SMPTE BXF Working Group led by Chris Lennon, director of integration and standards for Harris Broadcast Communications.
Industry acceptance of the BXF standard continues, with many other vendors beginning to adopt the standard as a method of exchanging data across applications.