Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) and Roundbox, Inc. have signed an OEM agreement to deliver a complete mobile broadcast solution for U.S. terrestrial DTV broadcasters.
Under this agreement, the Roundbox Broadcast Server will be integrated into the Harris ATSC Mobile DTV broadcast system, enabling the first feature-rich mobile DTV solution available for immediate commercial deployment. The system will be available for delivery in mid-March. Roundbox's software provides comprehensive delivery management of ATSC announcement information, including an on-screen programming guide, and provides a platform for delivering non-real time (NRT) services to mobile DTV-compliant devices. With this solution, broadcasters will be able to extend television's reach to mobile devices and expand their portfolio of services beyond linear television to include data, text and video clips.