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Harris Corporation Contracts with Russia's Svyaz Engineering to Begin Local Manufacturing of Digital Television Transmitters
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011


  • Regional manufacturing allows Harris to support transition to digital broadcast television in the Russian market
  • Broadcasters in region to benefit from competitive pricing and faster, more efficient deployment of digital television


MOSCOW, January 11, 2011 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has contracted with Svyaz Engineering to begin local manufacturing of Harris digital television transmitters to support the Russian Federation's transition to digital over-the-air television.

This regional manufacturing presence will enable Harris to offer localized support for broadcasters migrating to the DVB-T/T2 digital format as Russia continues its move toward an analog switch-off date in 2015. Local manufacturing will allow Harris customers in the region to benefit from competitive pricing, improved lead-time and immediate access to post-sales support.

"We look forward to working with Svyaz to support the Russian Federation in its digital transition," said Richard Scott, senior vice president, global sales and service, Harris Broadcast Communications. "Svyaz is a solid engineering and manufacturing company, boasting unrivalled technical capabilities and world-class manufacturing services. In addition, Svyaz provides Harris with direct access to Russian broadcast business opportunities."

Svyaz specializes in power supply manufacturing, as well as distributing manufactured products to local and export markets. Located in Moscow, the Svayz plant will produce Harris® Maxiva™ UHF multimedia TV transmitters.

"We are delighted to enter into this relationship with a world-leading provider of radio and television broadcast equipment at such a crucial time for the broadcast industry in Russia," said Alexander Koshelev, director general of Svyaz. "Manufacturing these transmitters in Russia will help ensure a smoother nationwide switch from analog to digital and enable the deployment of some of today's most modern broadcast technology across the Russian market."

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.