Harris Corporation Expands Broadcast Multiviewer Portfolio to Support Baseband, Hybrid and Fully Broadband Applications
“Today's multiformat, multi-resolution, multichannel broadcast environments present all-new challenges in video and audio monitoring,” said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. “The extension of our multiviewer line is one way that Harris is enabling customers to more efficiently manage multimode workflows and cost-effectively migrate existing infrastructure to an IP-based world.”
Harris IP Multiviewer
At IBC, Harris introduced a 3RU multiviewer designed to meet the needs of IT-centric operations in Security, Surveillance, Public Safety and Government Agency markets, as well as at head ends of multichannel broadcasters that are transitioning to IP-based infrastructures. The new multiviewer provides all the monitoring capabilities of a traditional baseband multiviewer, but functions in an IP-networked environment where the feeds being monitored are all compressed video or audio.
With its ability to support multiple compression formats and resolutions, the new IP-based multiviewer is ideal for operators that use different codecs for different jobs — from high-quality H.264 to lower-bit MPEG-2. Unique features include support for virtual network connection (VNC) control, which allows the user to view and control PC-based devices; RSS display, which enables interaction with a broad range of network data providers; and multiformat IP stream decoding with built-in, visual alarming.
Harris Hybrid Multiviewer
Harris also unveiled a new multiviewer designed for hybrid applications with routing and monitoring of both traditional and IP signals. Combining baseband and broadband monitoring, superior graphics, and optional integrated test and measurement tools for baseband signals in a single chassis, the new multiviewer/router solution is built to reduce integration costs and enable a more efficient use of space in today’s complex A/V monitoring environments.
The Harris hybrid multiviewer resides within the output section of the Harris® Platinum™ router frame, and is available as either a multiviewer-only or multiviewer/router integrated solution. Available in four chassis sizes (5RU, 9RU, 15RU, 28RU), the hybrid multiviewer offers unique features such as IP video display, RSS feeds direct to the display and advanced VNC capabilities. With VNC, multiple standalone devices can be controlled with the click of a mouse; this allows operators to respond more quickly to alarms and enables systems integrators to eliminate dedicated hardware for control and monitoring of third-party devices.
Harris Multiviewer for Every Application
The Harris multiviewer portfolio also includes high-quality, economical, quad-split modules that are ideal for space-constrained environments such as outside broadcast/mobile production; and a compact but complete HD control and monitoring solution in a 1 or 2RU frame, which is well suited to control rooms, production centers or monitoring facilities that require a flexible, highly scalable architecture.
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models.
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 approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available atHarris