Saturday, April 15, 2006

ESPN STAR Sports Goes Harris Platinum

It is that time of year again for digital broadcast publications to receive a slew of new product press releases timed for exposure at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention April 24-27 in Las Vegas.

In its latest missive, Harris Corp in an April 13 announcement said digital broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports (Singapore?) was one of a group of leading broadcasters worldwide to have purchased the new Platinum line of routing switchers. Signal routing is up to 256x256 in 15RU and 512x512 in 28RU configurations. The routers also support a mix of any signal - video and audio, from analog to HD - all in the same frame.

The release said that ESPN STAR Sports chose Platinum to replace its existing production router (un-named). Platinum will provide interconnectivity between all ESPN STAR Sports technical facilities including studios, incoming feeds, edit, voice over, and transmission routers.

Respective company executives for the deal: Andy Rylance, director of engineering for ESPN STAR Sports and Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Leitch Business Unit at Harris.

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