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Harris Announces Broadcast Automation Alliances

Plan to allow integration between Harris hardware and alliance software

Transmitter, console and network maker Harris has announced a series of agreements with eight broadcast automation companies to allow those firms to configure their broadcast automation suites to work on Harris PR&E VMQuadra routers. The VMQuadra interfaces with automation servers to supply Harris’ VistaMax network.

Vendors signing on include RCS, Broadcast Electronics, ENCO Systems, WideOrbit, OMT Technologies, BSI, Pristine Systems and WireReady. The automation systems developed by these companies and others joining in will be able to work within and control the Harris network.

RCS Vice President of Sales Neal Perchuk said in the announcement that keeping audio digital “leads to better quality and lowers operational costs.”

ENCO Systems Vice President of Sales and Marketing Don Backus said broadcasters incorporation of VMQuadra into the DAD and Presenter systems “will allow broadcasters to control costs by reducing labor and installation costs on studio buildouts, and increasing control of audio playout and routing within their facilities.”