Harris unveils Internet protocol television offering
Harris Corp.announced the expansion of its content delivery solutions portfolio to include a new, comprehensive Internet protocol television (IPTV) offering. This new offering spans three key layers of an IPTV architecture: business and operations; infrastructure; and test and measurement, monitoring and network management applications.
The company says its IPTV offering will enable service providers to create and deliver complex cross-delivery advertising campaigns, programming playout and other network-based services across broadband network infrastructure.
“The IPTV market is growing quickly with many deployments in the planning stages,” said Michelle Abraham, principal analyst with the market research firm In-Stat. “By the end of 2010, we expect there will be 47 million IPTV subscribers worldwide, up from 3.5 million at the end of 2005.”
Harris says that this new offering can deliver complete digital content workflow processes in compressed or uncompressed domains at the national, regional or local headend offices. For the business and operational layer, which includes workflow solutions for airtime sales, traffic and scheduling, digital asset management and playout automation.
Harris’ total solution will encompass complete content management software for integrated workflows. At the infrastructure layer, products from the Leitch acquisition will deliver signal processing, ad insertion, routing and switching, as well as transport services across the core network infrastructure. Lastly, Harris’ products for optimizing networking performance include a broad portfolio of test and measurement equipment, as well as control and monitoring systems for maintaining optimal network integrity.
Harris has IPTV deployments throughout Asia. The range of Harris products, which enable IPTV today, include the NetVX multi-service video networking products, DTP-110 and DTP-220 digital turnaround processors, signal processing equipment such as the Leitch X75 HD/SD multi-path/synchronizer, the Panacea and Integrator Gold series routing switches, Leitch NEXIO servers, and Videotek test and measurement equipment.
The total solution also includes the Harris H-Class suite of integrated media management applications for automation, program scheduling, and traffic and billing.