Harris Broadcast, which produces integrated digital media solutions, introduces the Platinum IP3 signal router, a multi-format router designed to accommodate separate video, audio and data paths within the same frame.
The Platinum IP3 can scale to multi-frame configurations for very large broadcast and media operations using a common architecture, simplifying installations and eliminating costs associated with external components and complex cabling, Harris says.
In addition, the IP3’s “triple-path” architecture provides a “pioneering approach” to audio, video and multi-viewer signal protection based on redundant cross points and integrated routing designs, the company says. The IP3’s architecture for signal routing enables the unit to cleanly separate video and audio signals while offering a true path to network convergence.
“Offering a future-proof design that looks beyond baseband/IP convergence to cover ultra-high-bandwidth needs, including 4K and beyond, gives our customers a unique opportunity to prepare for approaching changes,” says Harris Morris, president of Harris Broadcast. “But the ability for our customers to intelligently scale routing systems to any size using a common architecture, along with the best possible on-air protection, delivers real-world benefits that are clearly viable today,” he says.
The Platinum IP3 delivers high-quality, multi-format signal routing up to 576 x 1024 in a single 28RU frame, Harris says. It can scale to at least 2048 x 2048 in multi-frame configurations without external distribution amplifiers or combiners, reducing costs and labor, the company says. The design eliminates the need to take stations off the air while scaling into multiple frame systems, the firm adds.