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September 15, 2011

Harris Corporation to Supply End-to-End Integrated Broadcast Solution for Advanced Broadcasting Complex in Turkmenistan

By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor

The Melbourne, Florida based ICT giant Harris Corporation (News - Alert) recently announced the winning of a major contract from Turkmenistan TV, the state broadcaster in Turkmenistan.

Under the contact, Harris Corporation, which has a long history in the design and manufacture of reliable and robust broadcast products, is going to provide Turkmenistan TV with an end-to-end integrated Harris broadcast solution. 

The company is going to use the Harris products for its all new TV-Tower facility in Ashgabat. The Harris products will also be used in the master control rooms, production studios, Outside Broadcast vehicles, as well as the play out and news centers. 

The TV-Tower project has been conceived as a massive television complex combining broadcasting, production, acquisition, post production and a variety of links facilities needed for transmitting a range of HD programs. The TV station is scheduled to go on air on 1st October 2011. Hence, the company is required to meet the tight delivery and installation deadlines for the product shipment, the company officials revealed in a press release.

Some of the Harris products which are included in the orders at Turkmenistan TV are the NEXIO AMP servers, NEXIO Farad high-performance online storage, Platinum routers, Inscriber G7 integrated HD/SD broadcast graphics system, play out automation system with integrated Invenio asset management, the HView SX Hybrid multiviewers, Videotek test and measurement devices and many more.

The order was awarded to Harris earlier this year. Along with Harris Corporation, two other companies were also awarded contract, who collaborated with Harris to fulfil the project requirements. These companies included Istanbul-based Polimeks, the largest construction company in Turkey and its subsidiary company and system integrator, Policom Technology and Foreign Trade Company. Bilgi Park, the Harris dealer in Turkey, also worked closely to finalize the product requirements for this project.

"This is one of the largest broadcast projects that has been awarded anywhere in the world in recent years. The win at Turkmenistan TV represents another key success for the Harris integrated solutions approach that has been so successful at many broadcast installations around the world,” president of Harris Broadcast Communications Harris Morris noted in a statement.

“Our expanded regional presence has enabled us to work closely with all the engineering teams involved with the Turkmenistan TV project to bring this facility to life in time for its launch next month. The scale of the project has demanded accurate timing and precision processing, and the backing of all teams has been unfailing throughout this process,” Morris added.

Most recently, Harris Corporation has introduced the new Falcon III RF-7800N-CP Mobile Computing Platform (MCP). The MCP is a powerful, ruggedized server designed to host, process and deliver mission-critical communications and multimedia applications when needed in the field, the company claimed in a separate media release.

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Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves