Harris Proves Success In Middle East With IABM-Sponsored Digital Studios Middle East Industry Leadership Award
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 19, 2007– Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has won the Digital Studio Industry Leadership “Vendor of the Year” Award during the Cable, Satellite, Broadcast & Communications (CABSAT) exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The award, sponsored by the International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), recognizes the efforts that Harris has made to contribute to the growth of the broadcast and production industry in the region.
“We have made a significant commitment to this region by investing in new offices in Dubai as well as establishing a locally known, Arabic-speaking team led by Said Bacho. These initiatives have been key factors in Harris Corporation’s continuing broadcast business growth throughout the Middle East,” said Dave Dougall, vice president of sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Harris Broadcast Communications Division.
Use of Harris products has been gaining momentum throughout the Middle East as demonstrated by the recent purchases made by many of the area’s major broadcasters, including Al-Jazeera English in Qatar; 1/9 Media in Libya; DigiTurk, Turkey; JMC/ArabSat, Jordan; Al-Majd Channel in Saudi Arabia; Al-Rafidine TV in Iraq; Cham TV, United Arab Emirates; Al-Sa’aa, O-TV, Athir TV, WOW TV and the Ministry of Defense in Egypt; Fashion TV Arabia, Al-Jaras TV, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI), National Broadcasting Network (NBN) and Future TV in Lebanon; Al-Resalah TV and Gulf Sat in Kuwait, and others.
The gala awards event was attended by more than 350 of the region’s leading professionals in the broadcast, production, post, and film industry, as well as systems integrators, consultants and several high-profile special guests.
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 about $4 billion and more than 14,000 employees — including more than 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services for global markets, including government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and wireless transmission network solutions. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at