April 7, 2013

Broadcaster expands ISDB-Tb DTV transition, improves over-the-air radio quality and grows mobile unit fleet with Harris Broadcast transmission and infrastructure technology

Sistema Clube, which operates an extensive radio and TV network in the Ribeirão Preto region of Sao Paolo, Brazil, is expanding and strengthening its over-the-air footprint with Harris Broadcast technology. The broadcaster has purchased four new Harris Broadcast Maxiva™ UAX UHF transmitters to support phase two of its ISDB-Tb digital transition, and is installing new Harris Broadcast FM and AM transmitters to improve its on-air radio broadcast signal quality.

Sistema Clube initially purchased a Harris Broadcast ISDB-Tb headend solution for a single-frequency transmission network in Ribeirão Preto, comprising two Maxiva UAX transmitters (1kW and 2kW) and Harris Broadcast signal networking and compression equipment. The second phase extends ISDB-Tb DTV coverage to the cities of Franca, Barretos, Sta Rita and Araraquara, with implementation through the spring of 2013.

“With the Ribeirão Preto systems implemented and in operation, network expansion is achieved simply by including new transmitters,” said Felipe Luna, director, Brazil, Harris Broadcast. “Furthermore, the Harris Broadcast ISDB-Tb headend solution now includes an IP interface for better efficiency across the network, enabling the transmitters to operate in different single-frequency or multi-frequency networks using the same transport stream.”

Sistema Clube has also acquired two Flexiva™ FM 10kW transmitters and one DAX5 5kW AM transmitter for stations in Ribeirão Preto and São Carlos. All Flexiva and Maxiva transmitters are based on the Harris Broadcast PowerSmart® architecture to maximize power, space and energy efficiency at transmission sites.

Sistema Clube is also expanding its popular mobile unit rental service for live events and remote broadcasts, with Harris Broadcast supporting all infrastructure, distribution and processing capabilities. Harris Broadcast has long provided the core of Sistema Clube’s mobile units, citing excellent quality and customer feedback. The new mobile units include Harris Broadcast Platinum™ routers, HView™ multiviewers, 6800+™ modular core processing solutions, X50™ frame synchronizers and converters, and the Selenio™ media convergence platform for audio processing.


About Harris Broadcast
Harris Broadcast is an industry leader in delivering the most advanced, content-rich media experiences available for a wide spectrum of radio, television and private media networks around the globe. With more than 25 leading brands including Versio™, Selenio™ and Maxiva™, the company enables media organizations to tap into one of the broadest, integrated product and solution portfolios in the industry. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company is widely recognized for its product quality and reliability, engineering excellence and customer service, and has earned nearly 100 technological firsts and more than 50 awards for technical innovation. For more information, please visit harrisbroadcast.com.

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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.