Harris Corporation Announces New H.264 Broadcast Encoding Capabilities for Satellite, Terrestrial and IPTV Delivery

    Leverages advanced H.264 compression standard to enable new applications
    and services

    LAS VEGAS, April 16 /CNW/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE:   HRS), an
international communications and information technology company, has
introduced new H.264 broadcast encoding capabilities that enable
lower-bandwidth operation of video services over satellite, terrestrial and
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) delivery platforms.
    Harris is launching NetVX(TM) ENC-A21 high-definition/standard-definition
(HD/SD) and ENC-A11 standard-definition (SD) encoders, which bring the latest
high-performance H.264 video encoding technology into its successful NetVX(TM)
video networking system.
    The NetVX(TM) ENC-A21 module is a third-generation compression system
architecture tailored specifically to encoding of HD video under H.264 Main
Profile Level 4.1.  The module includes advanced preprocessing, integrated
look-ahead technology, and multi-resolution processing to support picture in
picture and other ancillary streaming applications in addition to the main HD
channel.  Supporting the video, audio and data features for contribution and
distribution applications, along with low-bandwidth delivery applications such
as IPTV, the NetVX ENC-A21 module saves network bandwidth and satellite
transponder cost compared to MPEG-2 systems.
    The NetVX(TM) ENC-A11 encoder module features H.264 (MPEG-4 part 10,
Advanced Video Coding) compression technology, implementing the AVC Main
Profile (Level 3.0), including Context Adaptive Binary Arithmetic Coding
(CABAC).  A wide range of compressed image resolutions is supported, including
performance at full D1 (720x480x30i).  The NetVX ENC-A11 encoder module also
features a full complement of analog and digital video and audio interfaces.
    In addition to video processing, the NetVX(TM) ENC-A11 and ENC-A21
modules support audio compression standards prevalent worldwide, including the
new Advanced Audio Coding-High Efficiency (AAC-HE) compression.  Captions and
other ancillary signals are processed in accordance with ATSC, DVB, and other
related standards to provide the highest possible interoperability.  These new
NetVX(TM) modules also provide a small form-factor solution for electronic or
satellite newsgathering.

    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(TM) 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 www.harris.com

For further information:

For further information: Laura Whitaker, Vice President, Communications
of  Harris Broadcast Communications Division, +1-408-782-1201, 

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