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Barrandov Builds HD TV studios

Press releases 2008-10-03
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (IBC2008, Stand
7.G20) - Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has received an order spanning its
high-definition (HD) product portfolio from the Czech Republic's Barrandov
Studios. The Harris equipment will be used in the build-out of a new master
control, ingest and central equipment room for Barrandov Studios' new HD
channel. TV Barrandov will be a nationwide digital television channel and is
due to make its debut in January 2009.


The order includes the Harris(R) NEXIO AMP(TM) advanced media platform for
recording and playout, Platinum(TM) router, CENTRIO(TM) multiviewers, an
IconMaster(TM) master control and branding solution, IconStation(TM) advanced
on-air branding platform, Videotek(R) VTM Series(TM) test and measurement
devices, and the Inscriber(R) RTX(TM) customized graphics platform and
Inscriber(R) G3(TM) HD/SD-selectable character generator (CG) system. Also
included is a host of video/audio processing and distribution products. The
project was handled, designed and installed by Elvia-Pro, Harris Corporation's
dealer in the Czech Republic.


"We chose Harris for this important HD build-out project because they were
able to provide us with the advanced workflow solution we need for our new HD
facility," said Michal Kratochvil, technical director of TV Barrandov. "The
NEXIO AMP server's integrated software codec support, automatic up/down/cross
conversion and future potential to host software-enabled media applications
will improve our workflow throughout the entire acquisition-transmission
chain. We were also very pleased with the system design and install provided
by systems integrator Elvia-Pro, a company we have worked with on many other
projects."


TV Barrandov received its licence from the Czech broadcasting council
(RRTV) in April 2008. The launch of this channel in early 2009 will see a mix
of programming, from entertainment to documentaries and international films.
Furthermore, TV Barrandov is expected to have its own in-house production
facility making its own local programmes. The new channel will be available
via DVB-T, satellite, IPTV and cable platforms.


"This order from such a well-respected and world-renowned organisation
like Barrandov Studios is a clear endorsement of the advantages of the Harris
ONE(TM) solution," said Richard Scott, vice president, Europe, the Middle East
and Africa operations for Harris Broadcast Communications. "As TV Barrandov
makes the transition to HD, they will reap the benefits of Harris' truly
interoperable solution across the complete workflow chain from ingest to
playout."


Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that
provide interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire media delivery
chain. The Harris ONE(TM) solution brings together highly integrated and
cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and
for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition
services.



About Harris Corporation


Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of more
than $5.3 billion and 16,500 employees - including nearly 7,000 engineers and
scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured
communications(R) products, systems, and services. Additional information
about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com



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