Harris Corporation Raises the Bar for Digital Signage Networks with InfoCaster(TM) 3.0 and Network Manager 3.0

    ANAHEIM, Calif., June 18 /CNW/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE:   HRS) is
setting new standards for creating and managing attention- grabbing digital
signage displays with the introduction of InfoCaster 3.0 and Network Manager
3.0 at InfoComm '07, being held June 19-21 in Anaheim, California.
    InfoCaster(TM) 3.0 is the latest software version for the popular
InfoCaster(TM) digital signage solution, while Network Manager 3.0 is an
option that provides InfoCaster(TM) operators with exceptional control and
flexibility over a digital signage network.
    The new products address the challenges that users face when dealing with
the administration of large, complex presentation networks, such as making
modifications on the fly and controlling localized players.  InfoCaster(TM)
3.0 and Network Manager 3.0 address these issues with new features that help
maximize a network user's command and control capabilities.  InfoCaster(TM)
multihead output is a cost-effective solution for the display of multiple,
independent Video Graphics Array/Digital Visual Interface (VGA/DVI) signals
from a single InfoCaster(TM) player.  Network Manager 3.0 introduces
"localization" features that allow operators to control specific devices with
targeted messaging throughout a large-scale InfoCaster(TM) network that can
feature hundreds of playback devices.
    "The proliferation of digital signage networks in retail, business and
entertainment environments has developed beyond the point of simple, point-to-
point graphics," said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast
Communications Division.  "As these networks grow in size and complexity,
faced with the challenge of managing them require a more comprehensive toolkit
for creating, scheduling and delivering visual displays.  The integration of
InfoCaster(TM) and Network Manager provides a flexible, cost-effective, point-
to-multipoint digital display solution for organizations that require a
reliable messaging platform with the exceptional video quality that is the
hallmark of Harris."
    Among InfoCaster(TM) 3.0's advanced features is Schedule Manager, a
utility for viewing, editing and scheduling InfoCast sequences.  A graphical
user interface provides the ability to view a timeline and forecast the output
of sequences to enable them to be displayed at the exact preferred time.
Schedule Manager also allows for previews of scheduled sequences, and editing
of all sequence settings, including playback dates and times, durations and

    Other InfoCaster(TM) 3.0 features include:

    -- Popback, for resizing and restoring presentation images at the push of
       a button.
    -- Play from folder functionality, for selecting and manipulating stored
       clips, stills and animations (with audio control).
    -- A new ODBC editor for incorporating dynamic, streaming data into a
    -- RS-232 device control.

    In addition to controlling displays across an InfoCaster(TM) network,
Network Manager 3.0 includes:

    -- A mapping system that provides network operators a birds-eye view of
       every InfoCaster(TM) player on the network, allowing for improved
       network management.
    -- A function for triggering alerts, warnings and time-critical messages
       via TCP/IP for immediate priority display on specific players.

    Three versions of InfoCaster(TM) 3.0 are available: InfoCaster(TM), for
the ultimate in high-impact, multimedia communications; InfoCaster SE(TM), for
moderately demanding presentations that require sophisticated graphics,
networking and scheduling; and InfoCaster LE(TM), for applications with modest
graphics needs but advanced networking and scheduling requirements.

    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 15,000 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 http://www.harris.com

For further information:

For further information: Laura Whitaker, Vice President, Communications,
 Harris Broadcast Communications Division, +1-408-782-1201, 
laura.whitaker@harris.com or Robin Hoffman of Pipeline Communications, 
+1-973-746-6970, robinh@pipecomm.com Web Site: http://www.harris.com

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