Harris and Dega Broadcast Provide Cutting-Edge Technology to BBC for London Olympics

Harris integrated broadcast solution to equip Domestic Broadcaster’s Production Centre at games in London this summer.

UK-based systems integrator, Dega Broadcast Systems, is building the BBC Production Centre for its coverage of the games in London this summer based on a Harris Corporation integrated broadcast solution.

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Harris will supply a range of technology for the BBC Production Centre onsite at the Summer Games, including the Selenio™ media convergence platform and the new Harris® HView™ SX Pro multi-display management solution.  The complete Harris infrastructure solution will provide mission-critical broadcast services for a global viewing audience of many millions.

Harris team works closely with Dega Broadcast for design, installation, training and operational support.

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To help support it through the critical period leading up to the games, BBC has brought together an expert team of systems designers and integrators in which Dega Broadcast Systems is playing a leading role.  In turn, Dega has designed a broadcast production workflow that incorporates system components from a single technology vendor, Harris, to simplify systems integration and product support.

Harris® Selenio™ media convergence platform, HView™ SX Pro multiviewer simplifies infrastructure.

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Selenio will handle all video and audio processing requirements from a single, highly integrated platform that simplifies deployment and maximizes ease of use.  Another space-saving Harris solution, the new HView SX Pro multiviewer, will live within a Harris® Platinum™ integrated routing solution to enable signal monitoring with top grade picture quality and control options.  Harris® 6800+™ core processing and Videotek® test and measurement products complete the solution.

“Our choice of Harris was based on the quality of their technology solutions, combined with their ability to provide a comprehensive package of products cost-effectively,” said John Cleaver, project manager, Dega Broadcast Systems.  “Importantly, Harris works closely with us to ensure that the use of the facilities is maximized, that we understand their products and that the products are efficiently supported throughout the games in London this summer.”

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“As a leading UK domestic broadcaster at the 2012 games in London this summer, the BBC’s exacting quality standards demand a reliable, integrated solution to support their significant global broadcast requirements,” said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications.  “We are proud to help support one of the world’s leading broadcasters throughout this important global sports event.”

About Harris CorporationHarris 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 $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists.  Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.

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