Harris To Unveil New Features to ‘Selenio’ Platform

Advances help broadcasters reduce infrastructure and costs while strengthening operations
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Harris Corp., a communications and information technology company, is set to launch new features to its Selenio media convergence platform that helps broadcasters reduce infrastructure and costs while strengthening operations.

Selenio, which has been available for a year, offers a hybrid of digital baseband video processing, compression and IP capabilities, that can help broadcasters, new media companies and others seeking to simplify and modernize their facility operations, Harris says.

New features to be introduced include the Selenio MDX2 multiplexer module to reduce video headend infrastructure for digital TV (DTV) broadcasters, Harris says. In addition, the MDX2 has a built-in DVB-T2 gateway that can combine up to eight physical layer pipes within a single output stream, enabling delivery of multiple tiers of digital services, the company says. The MDX2 also features a built-in single-network frequency adaptation for signal distribution across large over-the-air DTV networks, which the firm says is ideal for DVB-T/T2 and ISDB-Tb standards.

Harris is also set to introduce a new video expansion module to Selenio to integrate more functionality thereby eliminating the number of “downstream” devices in the facility infrastructure. The expansion module adds real estate for device integration, supporting more applications within the Selenio frame, the company says.