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Olympic Broadcaster Taps Harris

The International Broadcast Center in Vancouver
Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is installing broadcast gear from Harris Broadcast for its coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

The Harris package for the consortium—which serves as the official broadcaster for the 2010 Games—includes Nexio AMP and NewsForce HD/SD production platforms, which will be used to build video clips for news and other programs. Also to be installed are Harris NetVX video networking systems and Inscriber G7 integrated SD/HD broadcast graphics systems. A variety of fixed and handheld Harris Videotek test and measurement systems will be used to monitor video and audio signals live from the venues, assuring signal integrity and compliance with national broadcast standards.

Harris will also provide a backup control solution for FTP file transfer during digital coverage of the Games on and The system includes Nexio Remote software, which monitors and controls channels on Nexio servers over a local area network, and the Nexio PlayList event-sequencing application, which enables clips to be selected from the Nexio database and arranged in any order for frame-accurate transmission.

CTV, the leading broadcaster within the Consortium, is currently using Harris Nexio AMP and NewsForce platforms, Inscriber G7 graphics and the Inscriber Connectus centralized graphics management system, for its local and national news coverage.