Barrandov Builds HD TV studios

    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

    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

    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

    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

    SOURCE Harris Corporation