BBC Olympics Centre focuses on Harris technology25 April 2012
UK-based systems integrator Dega Broadcast Systems is building the BBC Production Centre for its coverage of the London Olympic Games this summer based on a Harris Corporation integrated broadcast solution. Harris will supply a range of technology for the BBC Production Centre onsite at the Olympic Games, including the Selenio media convergence platform and the new Harris HView SX Pro multi-display management solution. The complete Harris infrastructure solution will provide mission-critical broadcast services for a global viewing audience of many millions. To help support it through the critical period leading up to the games, BBC has brought together an expert team of systems designers and integrators in which Dega Broadcast Systems is playing a leading role. In turn, Dega has designed a broadcast production workflow that incorporates system components from a single technology vendor, Harris, to simplify systems integration and product support. Selenio will handle all video and audio processing requirements from a single, highly integrated platform that simplifies deployment and maximises ease of use. Another space-saving Harris solution, the new HView SX Pro multiviewer, will live within a Harris Platinum integrated routing solution to enable signal monitoring with top grade picture quality and control options. Harris 6800+ core processing and Videotek test and measurement products complete the solution.
“Our choice of Harris was based on the quality of their technology solutions, combined with their ability to provide a comprehensive package of products cost-effectively,” said John Cleaver, project manager, Dega Broadcast Systems. “Importantly, Harris works closely with us to ensure that the use of the facilities is maximised, that we understand their products and that the products are efficiently supported throughout the games in London this summer.”
“As a leading UK domestic broadcaster at the 2012 games in London this summer, the BBC’s exacting quality standards demand a reliable, integrated solution to support their significant global broadcast requirements,” said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. “We are proud to help support one of the world’s leading broadcasters throughout this important global sports event.” www.harris.com