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Harris Corporation Maxiva TV Transmitter Receives Highest Marks During Competitive DVB-T2 Testing in Kazakhstan
Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011


  • Harris® Maxiva™ UAX transmitter undergoes in-depth DVB-T2 and field strength testing with JSC Kazteleradio
  • Tests prove highest bit rate for DVB-T2 signal broadcast for more efficient use of spectrum, improved audio/video quality, and ability to lower operating costs
  • Results will assist in national broadcaster's transition to DTV


MELBOURNE, FL/WINNERSH, UK, March, 2011 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced that its Maxiva™ UAX TV transmitter system was awarded highest marks by Kazakhstan's national broadcaster, JSC Kazteleradio, during recent competitive field strength studies and DVB-T to DVB-T2 signal tests.

The state-of-the-art tests — conducted by JSC Kazteleradio in preparation for the broadcaster's transition to digital television (DTV) — conclusively proved that the DVB-T2 signal broadcasts using the Harris® Maxiva transmitter provided a higher bit rate when compared to those of the competition.

"The DVB-T2 coverage provided by the Harris Maxiva transmitter with the Jampro JAT-2 antenna exceeded our expectations," said Abay Kadraliev, chairman of JSC Kazteleradio. "We are very excited with the new transmitter, which has proven to provide excellent coverage. Harris' attention to detail — including the new M2X exciter with its ability to produce both DVB-T and DVB-T2 with adaptive pre-correction, the high level of redundancy in its transmitters, and the technical support we received — has demonstrated to Kazteleradio that they are the right partner for our important national initiative. We look forward to working with Harris to help us fully utilize the extensive capabilities of its equipment for DVB-T2 and MPEG-4 for SD and HD content to significantly improve coverage and audio/video quality while lowering our operating costs."

A 1,000 watt, air-cooled Maxiva transmitter system featuring software-defined Apex M2X™ technology was connected to a Jampro JAT-2 series UHF antenna to compare the two signals side-by side while broadcasting Channel 49 in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

"These tests underscore the Maxiva transmitter's powerful ability to broadcast DVB-T2 and MPEG-4 for SD and HD content," said Alain Pecot, vice president for transmitter sales in Europe and Africa. "The resulting data will be extremely helpful to the team planning JSC Kazteleradio's transition to DTV."

Harris offers a wide range of solutions for DVB-T2 — including transmitters, exciters/modulator, gateways as well as HD/SD encoding with its new media convergence platform, Selenio™.

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.