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First Centrio multiviewer to Ontario

17 August 2007

Harris Corporation is delivering its first new Centrio multiviewer to Global Ontario, the flagship station of Global Television Network, a Division of CanWest MediaWorks Inc. Introduced at NAB in April, Centrio is a multi-image processor featuring graphics, broadcast-quality routing and integrated, precise test and measurement tools.

“Centrio is a landmark development in multiviewer design and value,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. “It also is a prime example of the ONE initiative Harris unveiled at NAB2007, which signifies our ability to provide unparalleled interoperability across our broad product line and powerful, integrated workflow solutions to our customers. For Centrio, developers from across the Harris technology portfolio collaborated to rethink and redesign the traditional multi-image processor, with a key focus on superior flexibility. Centrio is able to quickly and easily integrate into the Global Television network’s existing infrastructure, without the need for time-consuming and costly redesign.”

Combining an advanced graphics engine and world-class routing infrastructure in a single, expandable chassis, Centrio enables unique new capabilities and introduces simplified system designs that reduce the cost and complexity associated with traditional, large-system monitoring implementations. This innovative architecture and functionality make Centrio ideal for broadcast, multi-video, audio monitoring, master control rooms, broadcast trucks, events and staging applications – anywhere dynamic access to a large number of inputs and multiple displays is required.

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