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Harris Corporation Delivers Professional-Grade IP Audio for Radio Broadcasters at an Affordable Price

MELBOURNE, FL/DENVER, April 3, 2012 — The 2012 NAB Show marks a new era for Harris Corporation’s (NYSE:HRS) Intraplex® family of studio-to-transmitter link (STL) solutions for radio broadcasters as the company introduces the IP Link 100, the first in a new range of low-cost, high-performance audio codecs that help customers deliver program audio affordably and reliably. Harris will debut the IP Link 100 at NAB (April 16-19, Las Vegas convention Center, Booth N2502).

The IP Link 100 is a compact solution for reliable program audio transport between two or more points, whether in an STL configuration, from studio-to-studio, or from a remote broadcast location to a studio for sports and live events. The IP Link 100 brings “always on” Intraplex technology to a very affordable price level, and incorporates distinct high-end features that cost extra on competing devices — or do not exist at all.

“The reliability of sending program audio over IP networks continues to increase, giving broadcasters reasons to migrate beyond lower prices,” said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. “The IP Link 100 translates the reliable professional-grade quality of top-shelf Intraplex IP solutions to a condensed design that gives our customers a lower price, along with confidence that their program audio will dependably arrive at its destination.”

Harris brings several innovations to the IP Link 100:
• Dynamic Stream Splicing, a redundant delivery platform that merges two audio streams over the same or separate networks — ensuring seamless, intact delivery of program audio.
• Multicoding, an industry first that enables simultaneous delivery of audio in two different formats — including uncompressed audio for premium quality, and compressed audio formats for lower-bandwidth backup links.
• Automatic Backup to a plug-in USB drive or a local audio source in the event of IP connectivity loss.

The IP Link 100 begins shipping in September, with related product introductions on the horizon.

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 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. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Sonnox Posts Pro-Codec Competition On Facebook

Three Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec Plug-ins To Be Won

OXFORD, UK: To mark the introduction of its new Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in, Sonnox has announced a fun competition on Facebook, where three Pro-Codec’s will be awarded on September 1st !

Following a lengthy collaboration with mp3 creator Fraunhofer IIS, the resulting Pro-Codec software introduces real-time auditioning, encoding and decoding of audio, using Fraunhofer’s professional codecs, within a DAW environment.

“The Pro-Codec represents a huge advance in enabling engineers to precisely audition codecs in real time,” explains Sonnox Sales & Marketing Manager, Nathan Eames. “It’s now possible to make highly informed mix decisions with the knowledge of exactly how it will sound when encoded to various different formats.” more

Barix Reflector Service Simplifies Radio Network Distribution over IP for Bell Media Group

Barix AG announces that syndicated content provider Bell Media Group of Raleigh, North Carolina, has successfully deployed the Barix Reflector Service to distribute live North Carolina Central University football and basketball games to eight regional AM radio stations comprising the NCCU Sports Network. Barix Exstreamer 1000

Bell Media Group is among the earliest Reflector Service customers, establishing a reliable and cost-efficient Audio over IP distribution network for its syndicated college sports programming service. Barix introduced the Reflector Service last spring to help broadcasters with limited IT resources to establish IP links for single stations and broadcast networks with minimal effort and hassle.

“Satellite communications was very expensive, and ISDN was also out of my range,� said Jay Bell, president and chief engineer for Bell Media Group. “IP has saved me between $3,000-4,000 on distribution alone. I became familiar with Barix and beta-tested the Reflector Service for the 2010 college football season. All the tests went well and we will continue using the Barix Reflector service for sports, music and other remote broadcasts, with the goal of adding more radio affiliates.� more

Barix and StreamGuys Support IP Program Distribution Network for University of North Dakota

Fighting Sioux Radio Network distributes live UND football and hockey games to 12 broadcast affiliates in two states

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, November 8, 2010 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, has partnered with streaming media provider StreamGuys to establish a low-latency IP distribution network for University of North Dakota football and hockey broadcasts.

Twelve radio stations across North Dakota and Minnesota comprise the Fighting Sioux Radio Network. The network, seeking to expand its broadcast footprint, selected IP distribution after comparing costs and automation capabilities with competitive distribution systems. The choice enabled a lower startup cost while ensuring uptime and smooth operation at unmanned facilities.

The network deployed Barix Exstreamer 1000 professional IP audio codecs across the distribution chain. The Exstreamer 1000 encodes and decodes program audio and relay signals, all delivered over the StreamGuys streaming platform. more

Barix Audio over IP Solutions Support Live Global Broadcasts for the 2010 Commonwealth Games

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, October 21, 2010 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, announces that more than 1000 Barix Audio over IP devices were used for contribution, distribution and monitoring of live broadcast audio for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.
Barix Exstreamer 1000
The 2010 Commonwealth Games, held from October 3-14, were considered the largest multi-sport event staged in India. More than 6,000 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 disciplines. Host broadcaster Prasat Bharathi, India’s largest public broadcaster, produced the official “International Signal� live from 12 competition venues.

Prasat Bharathi contracted Mahanahar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), a telecom service provider and the largest provider of broadband services in Delhi, to install and operate a redundant fiber network from all 12 venues to the International Broadcast Center (IBC), transporting IP audio over MPLS. The IBC managed and delivered more than 40 contribution and 250 coordination feeds to and from the venues, and served as the origination point for broadcast signals delivered globally to rights holders. more

Barix Audio Over IP Solutions Distribute Programming for Radio Notimil in Ecuador

Instreamer 100 and Exstreamer 100 provide clear signals and improve audio quality for Ecuadorian Armed Forces Radio in four cities

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, September 21, 2010 — Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, announces that Radio Notimil, the official radio station for the Armed Forces of Ecuador, has deployed a Barix Audio over IP network to distribute programming to radio stations in four cities. Diseños Integrados y Telecomunicaciones (DIT), a design and integration telecommunications company specializing in providing networking solutions, designed and installed the system on behalf of Radio Notimil. more

Stellar New IP Audio Codec from APT to Launch at NAB

APT’s New WorldCast Astral IP Audio CodecNot JUST an IP Audio Codec -WorldCast Astral is World’s first Codec Platform to Offer Remote Facility Control and Streaming Audio Back-Up.

Belfast, UK, 22nd March 2009 – APT, the codec specialists within the WorldCast Systems group, will launch a brand new IP audio codec, the WorldCast Astral at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The WorldCast Astral, the latest addition to APT’s highly acclaimed and award-winning WorldCast IP series, will be the industry’s first IP codec to also offer remote control capabilities and audio back-up from a streaming server.

“This is a truly exciting new development in the worldwide codec market,� states Kevin Campbell, APT Sales Director. “The WorldCast Astral is packed full of innovative new features such as streaming audio back-up and broadcast facility management that will it make it a key device for every studio and transmitter site.� more

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