WOKINGHAM, UK, May 25, 2000 - Harris Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement valued at $1.8 million with Crown Castle UK Limited, a subsidiary of Crown Castle International Corp. (NASDAQ-TWRS) to supply high-power UHF television transmitters. These transmitters will ensure that the 13 million viewers of BBC ONE and BBC TWO in Greater London continue to receive consistent, reliable performance and clear picture quality.
Crown Castle, which owns and operates the UK's network of television and radio transmitters, selected two pairs of Harris SigmaPLUS Inductive Output Tube (IOT) UHF transmitters, ensuring very high service availability through redundancy. "The flexibility of the SigmaPLUS architecture offers the best power amplifier type and system configuration for our specific requirements," said John Ward, Director of Broadcast and Engineering, Crown Castle UK Limited. "Each amplifier operates independently, allowing on-air maintenance to help ensure that high standards of broadcasting are upheld."
The transmitters also provide an easy migration path to digital television should this be required in the future. The SigmaPLUS transmitters have the linearity and efficiency that ensure easy upgrade for digital transmission with worldwide digital standards.
Harris was selected as part of a competitive bid with Crown Castle. Sigma transmitters utilize IOT technology to provide high reliability, low power consumption and low-cost performance. The transmitters also offer simple monitoring and control locally or remotely via intuitive graphical user interfaces. The installation is due to be complete by the end of 2000.
Harris' Broadcast Communications Division is the leading supplier of radio and television products, systems and services to broadcasters in more than 125 countries.
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) is an international communications equipment company focused on providing product, system, and service solutions that take its customers to the next level. The company provides a wide range of products and services for commercial and government communications markets such as wireless, broadcast, government systems, and network support. The company has sales and service facilities in nearly 90 countries.
Crown Castle International Corp. is a leading provider of communication sites and wireless network services and provides an array of related infrastructure and network support services to the wireless communications and radio and television broadcasting industries in the United States, United Kingdom and Australaisa. Pro forma for all closed and previously announced transactions, Crown Castle International owns, operates and manages over 11,000 wireless communication towers internationally. For more information on Crown Castle International, visit: www.crowncastle.com.
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