Harris to offer communications infrastructure solution to Jordan Radio and Television Corporation

Telecom Lead Team:
Harris Corporation announced that it has
received an order from Jordan Radio and Television (JRTV), the state
broadcaster in Jordan, to replace Jordan’s analog transmission and tape-based
news infrastructure with a complete new digital file-based news production,
archive and continuity playout solution.


The new infrastructure will enable us to launch three
new HD channels – with a capability to increase to five channels as
requirements demand – that serve the needs of our Arabic-speaking and
multi-lingual viewers in Jordan and beyond,” said Ramadan Al Rawashdeh,
director general of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation.


The new facility is expected to roll out three new
channels in late 2012 and based out of the broadcaster’s headquarters in Amman.


The complete high-definition, file-based solution
will support JRTV’s current advanced media workflows and enable future upgrades
to support high-bandwidth HDTV operations.


The integrated Harris solution includes
Invenio media asset management, ADC playout automation and
NEXIO servers to streamline content ingest, management and restoration
from storage.


The broadcaster JRTV will incorporate the Harris
NewsForce solution to enhance program turnaround time in news production.


A Harris Platinum router will manage facility-wide signal
distribution, and Harris master control and high-definition channel branding
systems will enhance the on-air look across all three channels.


The Harris broadcast solution will allow us to easily
manage a complex end-to-end workflow at Jordan Television studios – and provide
extensive cost efficiencies and future-proofing across the entire facility,”
said Sufian Al Nabulsi, director of engineering administration at Jordan Radio
and Television.


The Harris solution at JRTV will be supplied directly by
Harris with the support of local Jordanian dealer May Electrical Engineering.


Recently, Harris Corporation received a $26.4 million order from the Kingdom of Jordan for
Falcon III and Falcon II radios.


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