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ABC, SBS Select Harris for DAB+

Australian public-service broadcasters opt for Harris DMB 670 transmitters for DAB+ roll out

Harris Corp. announced the sale and installation of its DMB 670 transmitters as part of the deployment of DAB+ by public-service broadcasters the Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) and Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).

DAB+ services are currently being rolled out in five major cities — Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney — bringing digital radio to more than 60 percent of the Australian population.

Harris’s Australian representative The Bridge Networks handled the deal.

“The customer had a unique requirement, and Harris actively collaborated with The Bridge Networks and Broadcast Australia to design new products to meet the customer’s needs,” said Chris Dredge, national sales manager at The Bridge Networks.

The core of the digital operation is the Broadcast Australia Network Operation Centre (NOC) in Sydney, which provides centralized monitoring and forward control of all the transmission sites.

At its NOC, Broadcast Australia receives the encoded and multiplexed signal and provides broadcast transmission services for its customers. This hub allows Broadcast Australia to effectively manage the performance of the entire network, respond remotely to any issues and keep clients abreast of the live status of their broadcast.

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