MELBOURNE, FL/SAO PAULO, August 23, 2011 (SET 2011 Broadcast and Cable, Booth D15) — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has delivered a Selenio™ integrated media convergence platform to Brazilian broadcaster EPTV to support the digitization of EPTV's signal contribution network.
EPTV, part of the Rede Globo network in Brazil, broadcasts to portions of the states of São Paolo and Minas Gerais. EPTV is the first Brazilian broadcaster to purchase and install Selenio in a video networking environment. The purchase follows a series of Selenio sales in Europe, the Middle East and the United States.
The Harris Selenio media convergence platform, being shown for the first time in Brazil this week at SET 2011, combines traditional baseband video/audio processing, video/audio compression and IP networking into a single, space-saving 3RU frame. EPTV will use Selenio to interconnect EPTV's four TV stations (three in São Paulo State and one in Minas Gerais) to contribute news, HD programming and other content over a new IP network. Selenio will support all required H.264 signal encoding and decoding in the process.
José Francisco Valência, director of engineering and technology for EPTV, said that the Selenio platform will replace an analog contribution and distribution network that had restricted content distribution across its broadcast operations.
"The installation of Selenio is an integral part of a project intended to interconnect EPTV stations for digital broadcast services, notably the contribution and distribution of video, audio, voice and data signals," said Valência. "The advantage of installing Selenio is that it greatly enhances the number of digital service options we can support over the network, connecting all of our stations and improving the way that we exchange information."
"EPTV is the latest in a string of early Selenio installations by prestigious customers, proving its global acceptance by broadcasters seeking ways to maximize operational efficiencies in increasingly complex broadcast environments with a simple, intuitive, compact and user-friendly solution," said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications.
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.