Harris Signs Deal to Sell D.A.V.I.D. DigaSystems

Harris Signs Deal to Sell D.A.V.I.D. DigaSystems
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Harris Signs Deal to Sell D.A.V.I.D. DigaSystems

Expect to hear a lot more about the DigaSystem in coming months.
The first U.S. installation of D.A.V.I.D. digital equipment by Harris Corp. is underway, and the companies have announced a dealership agreement.
Harris, a manufacturer, dealer and installer of radio products and systems, has had relationships with several digital management system vendors in recent years. Now it will sell and promote the DigaSystem after signing a non-exclusive reseller agreement with Digital Audio Video Integration and Development Systems Inc.
D.A.V.I.D. is based in Munich and has an office in Warrenton, Va., run by Marty Martin. It has 7,500 workstations in the field, mostly in Europe, but it is relatively unknown in the United States.
It appears that Harris was attracted by the company's expertise in large, IT-style systems and its experience with distribution and content management via wide-area networks - the kind of systems being installed now that radio groups are bigger and more spread out.
A main selling point of the DigaSystem is its scaleable, modular open architecture that lets broadcasters access digital audio files over a LAN or WAN with content management capabilities. Another appeal, according to Harris, was its Web-enhanced capabilities.
"I don't think there's anyone out there that's going to beat this team," Martin said of the partnership.