|[February 11, 2013]
Harris Broadcast Breaks Barriers in Router Design with Platinum™ IP3
DENVER --(Business Wire)--
Harris Broadcast raises the bar it previously set for multi-format
signal routing with the introduction of the Platinum™ IP3 router - the
broadcast industry's first router to accommodate separate video, audio
and data paths within the same frame.
The Platinum IP3 is also the first signal router that can scale to
multi-frame configurations for very large broadcast and media operations
using a common architecture, simplifying installations and eliminating
costs associated with external components and complex cabling. The
intelligent architecture maximizes on-air security, with a pioneering
approach to audio, video and multiviewer signal protection based on
redundant crosspoints and integrated routing designs.
The industry's first "triple-path" architecture for signal routing is a
true innovation, and marks an evolution of the proven technology within
Harris Broadcast's Platinum routers - the first to offer a
"dual-path" architecture for separate video and audio paths. The
groundbreaking triple-path architecture of the Platinum IP3 retains the
ability to cleanly separate video and audio signals while becoming the
first broadcast router to offer a true path to network convergence.
"Offering a future-proof design that looks beyond baseband/IP
convergence to cover ultra-high-bandwidth needs, including 4K and
beyond, gives our customers a unique opportunity to prepare for
approaching changes," said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast.
"But the ability for our ustomers to intelligently scale routing
systems to any size using a common architecture, along with the best
possible on-air protection, delivers real-world benefits that are
clearly viable today."
The Platinum IP3 delivers high-quality, multi-format signal routing up
to 576x1024 in a single 28RU frame. It can scale to at least 2048x2048
in multi-frame configurations without external distribution amplifiers
or combiners, reducing costs and labor. The design eliminates the need
to take stations off the air while scaling into multiple frame systems -
another industry first.
As with other Platinum routers, the Platinum IP3 accommodates
multiviewers, frame synchronizers, advanced I/O options and audio
mux/demux capabilities within the frame for a space- and energy-saving
integrated solution. The ability to customize router size, and the
integration of multiviewers and other systems, make the Platinum IP3
ideal for traditional broadcast plants as well as mobile production
trucks, houses of worship, cable/IPTV (News - Alert) facilities and large satellite TV
operations among other end users.
Systems integrators also benefit from a solution that is easy to
configure and customize based on end user requirements. A highly
intuitive controller supports effortless setup and simplifies
communications management between the router and other connected
"Ultimately, the Platinum IP3 breaks barriers by ensuring that customers
are not dead-ended by limitations to matrix size, control options or
expansion of integrated functions," said Paul Eisner, vice president of
workflow, infrastructure and networking, Harris Broadcast. "This
architecture gives users the freedom to protect their initial
investments and build on their existing systems while also preparing
them for an IP future."
The Platinum IP3, now shipping worldwide, will make its debut at the
CABSAT 2013 show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Dubai World Trade
Center, March 12-14, Hall 7, Stand C7-10), with its North American debut
scheduled for the 2013 NAB Show this spring (Las Vegas Convention
Center, April 8-11, Booth N2503).
About Harris Broadcast
Harris Broadcast develops uniquely integrated digital media solutions
that streamline the entire content workflow from live production to
transmission. The company's tools and technologies fit seamlessly into
any media operation, enabling customers to easily and profitably create
compelling content for delivery over multiple distribution platforms.
With a presence in key locations around the world, Harris Broadcast
supports media customers in more than 130 countries. Additional
information is available at www.harrisbroadcast.com.
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