CINCINNATI, May 22, 2008 â€” Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, will give a series of presentations at the â€œAsociacion de Radiodifusores de Puerto Ricoâ€? (Radio Broadcasting Association of Puerto Rico) annual convention at the El Conquistador Resort and Spa in San Juan taking place May 22-25. Rich Redmond, director of strategic marketing for Harris Broadcast Communications, will be a keynote speaker, presenting a series of business and technical presentations on HD Radioâ„¢ broadcasting standards and technologies.
â€œThis conference is an excellent opportunity to discuss how broadcasters in the Caribbean and Latin America can benefit from HD Radioâ„¢ implementation â€” from better sound quality and improved broadcast services on the AM dial, to the possibility of new revenue-generating opportunities afforded through datacast streams and multicasting opportunities for FM stations,â€? said Redmond. â€œHD Radio broadcasting is already making inroads in Latin America and this convention presents an opportunity for engineers to discuss HD business case studies and technical experiences in the field.â€?
Redmond will lead the Harris presentations and discussions, with specific topics assigned for business and technical tracks. The Business Session will include discussions on new revenue sources and applications through datacasting and digital signage, multichannel radio over a single FM channel (i.e., multicasting), AM program quality improvements, and HD Radio licensing through iBiquity Digital Radio.
The Technical Session will dive deeper into HD Radio technologies on the market and the global adoption landscape, implementation considerations, strategies for FM and AM deployments, and a complete overview of Harris products for each application.
â€œThese sessions are representative of our efforts to get closer to our customers through a stronger local presence,â€? said Nahuel Villegas, regional vice president for CALA. â€œHarris will continue to support regional CALA seminars and road shows such as the Radio Broadcasting Association of Puerto Rico. This conference presents a perfect opportunity to share valuable information and experiences from diverse rollout scenarios to assist radio stations in Puerto Rico and nearby countries with a smooth transition into HD Radio broadcasting.â€?
Harris Broadcast Communications provides products, systems, and services that deliver interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire broadcast delivery chain. The Harris ONEâ„¢ approach brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition services.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of more than $5 billion and 16,000 employees â€” including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communicationsÂ® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at