New Multiviewer and Routing Solutions from Harris
“The convergence of baseband and broadband along with the advancement of multiplatform delivery means that broadcasters and service providers need powerful hybrid signal management tools in their workflows,” said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. “Our new multiviewer and routing enhancements address complex, changing requirements while providing overall improvements in reliable signal management.”
Harris introduced the following new multiviewer and routing solutions at the 2011 NAB Show:
· HView™ IP multiformat broadband multiviewers and HView™ SX Hybrid multiviewers
· Matrix expansion of Platinum™ routers to 512x1024
· MADI interfaces for Platinum and Platinum™ MX routers
· Magellan™ family of router control panels
The 2011 NAB Show marks the North American debut of the HView IP multiviewer, built for networked environments with compressed video and audio feeds; and the HView SX Hybrid multiviewer, designed for hybrid applications with traditional baseband and IP signals.
The HView IP multiviewer simplifies signal management in facilities working almost purely in the IP environment, including IPTV and cable headends and those streaming directly to the Internet. HView IP supports multiple compression formats and resolutions and includes support for virtual network control, RSS display and multiformat IP stream decoding with visual alarming.
The HView Hybrid SX multiviewer combines baseband and broadband monitoring, superior graphics, integrated test and measurement and VNC remote desktop control. It is available as a standalone multiviewer or as a combination multiviewer/router within the Harris Platinum platform. The recent integration of Harris multiviewer, frame sync and audio mux/demux capabilities within Platinum routers supports the growing desire to consolidate video and audio processing in the routing frame. This year, Harris is taking it a step further with new cards that address the quantity and diversity of I/O to enable simple, cost-effective expansion of routing functionality — proving that no other product provides a more integrated routing, processing and multiviewer solution.
The Platinum router’s new matrix expansion functionality supports the integration of large monitor walls and multiviewers by greatly extending output capabilities in Platinum routers. This addresses the growing need for more outputs than inputs, allowing customers to create a simple matrix that can tie two routing frames together and support a 512x1024 solution. This new capability supports both coax and fiber connectivity for short and long cable runs, and can support any combination of routing, processing and multiviewer functions across one or two routing frames.
MADI interfaces for Platinum and Platinum MX routers can accept up to 128 signals of mono audio for presentation to a TDM crosspoint. This means it can effectively connect up to four audio consoles to the router over coax or fiber — quadrupling the number of potential audio signals and creating a much higher-density audio signal routing solution.
Magellan Router Control
NAB also marked the North American debut of the Magellan family of router control panels, representing a fast, powerful and user-friendly way to control both Harris and third-party routing systems. Designed with an understanding of the physical layout of a typical facility or outside broadcast truck, Magellan is available as a series of 10 programmable hardware panel types in compact 1 and 2RU versions. Template-driven panels provide intuitive, Web-based configuration for quick and straightforward setup in local and remote operations.
In broadcast communications, Harris 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 $6 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.