DMA 11 & 19

WDIV, WKMG Go Mobile With Harris

The Post-Newsweek stations in Detroit and Orlando choose Harris' MPH ATSC mobile DTV system.

Post-Newsweek Stations has selected Harris Corp.‘s MPH ATSC mobile DTV systems for its WDIV Detroit (DMA 11) and WKMG Orlando, Fla. (19).

WDIV launched first with a single mobile channel, simulcasting its primary over-the-air channel, and WKMG has followed with a similar launch. Post-Newsweek installed both systems within existing Harris transmitters, and plans to roll out Harris MPH systems at its four remaining stations.

“Harris has been a leader in ATSC Mobile DTV technology from the early stages, and all of our stations have Harris broadcast transmission equipment,” said Marcus Williams, VP-chief engineer, Post-Newsweek Stations. “Our evaluations of their mobile technology, along with our familiarity with Harris transmission systems, made our selection a fairly easy choice.”

The Harris MPH system includes the NetVX video networking system, Synchrony mobile networking adapter and Apex M2X exciter, as well as the Roundbox Server for Mobile DTV from Roundbox Inc., which generates service signaling and transmits an electronic service guide (ESG). Williams said that the software-driven features of the MPH system are impressive, particularly the software-defined architecture of the Apex M2X exciter for simple field updates.

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