Bulgarian TV transmission network operator NURTS Digital EAD has awarded
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) a nearly $8 million contract to transition
the country to DVB-T over-the-air digital television (DTV). The project
will spread services into more sparsely populated rural areas and
represents the completion of Bulgaria's TV digitization strategy as the
government moves toward an analog TV switch-off date in early 2013.
Harris, in cooperation with its Bulgarian dealer, New Tek, will supply
196 transmission sites with Maxiva™ UAX DVB-T air-cooled transmitters
and low-power Maxiva UAX Compact Class gap filler systems with power
ratings between 10W and 1kW.
Maxiva UAX transmitter designs are based on the Harris®
PowerSmart® architecture. The PowerSmart design offers the
broadcast industry's highest power density and operational efficiency
for over-the-air transmission, with its unrivaled compact footprint and
green, energy-saving performance. The transmitters also include Harris®
Apex M2X™ software-defined exciters to maximize over-the-air signal
quality and performance.
Harris is able to supply large volumes of easy-to-install transmitters
adapted to specific customer requirements, such as N+1 control
architectures for transmission redundancy, within a very short
timeframe. The pre-assembled transmission systems, now being delivered,
are ready for installaion upon arrival.
"The delivery schedule for this project is extremely short - we must
install the entire network before winter closes in, so that the network
is fully operational by early 2013 when we plan to switch over to DVB-T
digital terrestrial TV transmission," said Alexander Kirilov, CTO, NURTS
Digital EAD. "Few companies could meet our requirements, but we are very
happy with how this project is developing with the professional support
For Harris, this project represents the latest in a series of DVB-T and
DVB-T2 digital migrations, which are the leading DTV standards in the
central European region.
"NURTS Digital EAD's commitment to digital television represents one of
the largest purchases of DVB-T technology in Europe by a single company.
We are helping support their goals and vision of bringing high-quality
DTV services to nearly the entire country's population," said Harris
Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. "Our team has risen
to the challenge of providing complete DVB-T solutions under a tight
deadline to illustrate our market-leading DTV transmission capabilities."
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125
countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has
approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees
- including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to
developing best-in-class assured communications®
products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris
Corporation is available at harris.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect
management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future
performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in
reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements
are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and
future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the
expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve
risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events, or otherwise.
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