Harris Corporation and Echolab have reached an agreement that expands the Harris broadcast portfolio of solutions by making Harris the exclusive reseller of the Atem™ family of versatile, compact and powerful switchers.
"Echolab's agreement with Harris is a boon for customers of both companies," said Echolab President Nigel Spratling. "Current Atem customers should know they will still have access to the same outstanding service, support, people and products, while also gaining the advantages of the large Harris U.S. and international network. Overall, our agreement with Harris will enable more customers around the world to reap the production benefits of an easy-to-use, yet powerful, switcher."
Harris will demonstrate three Atem switcher models at the NAB Show. The base Atem switcher, first introduced at the 2009 NAB Show, is a 3 Gb/s 1080p (50 and 59.94), 1-M/E (Mix/Effects) production switcher. The all-new AtemEX is an expanded version of the award-winning original, offering 18 inputs and 10 outputs and two 10-window multiviewers for production monitoring. Rounding out the line is the new 2-M/E Atem2, which offers multi-M/E capabilities and an advanced two-channel 3D DVE at a very affordable price.
"The Atem line of production switchers is a strong addition to the Harris broadcast portfolio - rounding out our offerings and enabling us to expand in fast-growing markets such as house of worship, education and government," said Dave Dougall, vice president of infrastructure and networking, Harris Broadcast Communications. "The new Atem switchers represent exceptional value and power for a wide variety of applications, and enable us to provide customers with an easy-to-use, feature-rich and cost-effective production solution for even the most critical live productions."
Harris will be leveraging the reach and experience of its valued resellers to promote and sell the Echolab switchers in the marketplace.
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models.