Sunday, June 29, 2008

Harris Supplies Mobile TV Platform in Central America

Harris will supply its full mobile digital TV transmission platform to Albavision (Angel Gonzalez Group) for broadcast operations in Guatemala and Costa Rica -- Radio Television Guatemala and REPRETEL in Costa Rica. Albavision will be the first to roll out the new Harris mobile TV platform in Latin America, with plans to implement in other properties throughout the region in later stages. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Harris mobile digital TV transmission platform, which is expected to be available in November 2008, is based on the new Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) mobile/handheld solution proposed by LG Electronics, Zenith and Harris Corporation and recently joined by Samsung. It is based primarily upon elements of the Mobile-Pedestrian-Handheld (MPH) technology -- developed by Harris, LG Electronics and Zenith -- as well as Samsung's Advanced Vestigial Sideband (A-VSB) system.

Harris said the recent agreement among the developers of the MPH and A-VSB technologies clears the path for electronics manufacturers to begin designing mobile DTV devices, and for local DTV broadcasters to proceed with confidence to build out their new mobile DTV services.

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