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Harris Unveils ‘Integrated Media Convergence Platform’

Combines traditional baseband video and audio processing and compression and internet protocol (IP) networking technology into a single platform.

Harris Corporation, a communications and information technology firm, introduces “Selenio,” an integrated media convergence platform, the company says in a written statement.

Selenio combines traditional baseband video and audio processing and compression, and internet protocol (IP) networking technology into a single platform, thereby making it ideal for hybrid environments, Harris says.

In addition, Selenio is flexible and modular making it suitable for any fixed or mobile production environment, broadcast facility or digital terrestrial redistribution head end (DVB-T/T2, ATSC, M/H, ISDB-T), as well as cable, satellite and IPTV-head ends, Harris says. Based on Harris compression, networking and processing technology, Selenio provides a space saving, energy efficient solution that enables service providers to support content from multiple sources and deliver it over multiple platforms, the company says.

Operational benefits of the Selenio media convergence platform include intelligent, efficient management of both IP, compressed and baseband signals, reduced control complexity, simple deployment and increased functionality in a smaller footprint. The unique, high-density, modular architecture lowers total cost of ownership by reducing installation, maintenance and upgrade costs.

“Selenio fits into customers’ existing architectures and provides all the functionality they need to run their business most efficiently today, while also providing a cost-effective on-ramp to the IP world as their business evolves,” said Harris Morris, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. “The convergence of baseband and IP capability into a single platform enables customers to quickly add revenue-generating services—from standard definition, high definition and 3D, to mobile and Internet broadcasting—without requiring an expensive investment in new infrastructure,” he said.