Broadcast Equipment Rack Cabinets
The Harris® Integrator™ Series of rack cabinets provide space and solid support for organized, easy-to-use setup of broadcast equipment in transmitter sites and broadcast studios.
Designed for functionality, efficiency and durability, the Integrator rack cabinets are standard in all Harris broadcast installations. A number of optional accessories are available to customize the rack cabinets to the specifics of your equipment, projects or facility.
Motorized Transfer Switch for AM Transmitters
The Harris® Motorized Coax Switch is designed for use as a main and auxiliary transmitter transfer switch. It may be used to switch either transmitter to the station antenna system or test load (optional).
It is a 4-port unit which can handle two transmitters, one test load and one antenna system. If a test load is available, interlocks can be wired to permit the non-air transmitter to be operated into the test load.
This Main/Aux Switch design is based on the highly reliable Harris HS-4P RF motorized contactor eliminating the high impact solenoids used in conventional designs. The transfer time is less than 0.5 seconds. The HS-4P is installed in analuminum enclosure with interlocked removable panel for safety.
Control is provided by an extended 19 in. rack panel (9 conductors required) with pushbuttons and indicator lights to show switch position. A terminal strip allows for connection to 208/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz operational voltage. Remote control connections are also provided via a terminal strip. Control voltage is 24 VDC provided by the transfer switch. A dry contact closure rated at 24 VDC 0.5 amp is all that is necessary for remote operation.
IP Enabled Monitor and Control System
Controlling your world just became easier
The Harris compact monitor and control system is for use with all Harris® ZX®, DAX™, and 3DX® transmitters and the MicroMax® exciter and was specifically designed for the ZX line of FM and HD Radio™ transmitters. The WEB Remote provides reliability and a small form factor due to the contemporary design which uses no moving parts. Simply connect the equipment to the WEB Remote and the device to the Internet or LAN, and you have complete monitor and control capability in any location via IP.
Global connectivity is just a click away
The compact design of the Web Remote system allows broadcasters to monitor and control a wide array of equipment at a remote location via an embedded Web server and a standard browser application. The card is powered from the transmitter or exciter. The system includes standard connections to either a LAN or to the Internet via a RJ-45 connector.
Enhanced Transmitter Network Monitoring and Control
The eCDi enhanced transmitter network monitoring and control system is a unique hardware/software package that enables operators of remote transmitters – or multiple stations or transmitters – to monitor, control and measure transmitter performance from a network computer or web-enabled mobile phone. eCDi is also fully compatible with network managers such as Harris CCS Pilot and Navigator.
Housed in an easy-to-install, single-rack-unit assembly, eCDi provides full monitoring and control of all transmitter elements, including power amplifier status, output monitoring, cooling system monitoring and control, control system diagnostics, RF system mode control, and for digital television transmitters, RTAC control and monitoring.
eCDi is versatile. It offers three password-protected access levels to provide the:
- Engineer – full access to all monitoring and control of the transmitter
- Operator – full access to all monitoring, plus access to only routine transmitter control areas
- Monitor – access to monitoring only, with no ability to control any part of the transmitter
And eCDi provides peace of mind. Its advanced diagnostics help identify failures before they occur, and it offers spectral emission plots and notification of FCC mask compliance.
FM Analog Exciter
The Harris® MicroMax® compact FM exciter is a 30 W, high-quality analog exciter designed for broadcasters needing state-of-the-art analog performance at a value price. The MicroMax exciter combines time-proven phase-locked loop (PLL) technology with modern RF amplifier circuits and abundant features to provide driving power of very high quality to any FM transmitter — features that have made MicroMax the best-selling FM exciter on the market.
Digital FM Exciter
Introduced in 1993 as the world’s first exciter to digitally generate an FM signal, the Harris® DIGIT® CD was also the first exciter capable of directly accepting a digital audio signal. As the final link in the all-digital FM air chain, DIGIT CD made it possible to eliminate analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions that add hum, noise and distortion to a signal. As a result, broadcasters were able to deliver 16-bit digital audio with true quality that is clearly preferred by today’s listeners.
The DIGIT CD exciter employs Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) technology to generate a signal with true 16-bit digital audio quality. DIGIT CD features industry-standard benefits such as improved stereo signal-to-noise, AM noise null and the ability to synchronize to an external reference for use in on-channel booster systems.
The DIGIT CD exciter is backed by an unprecedented three-year warranty, which is why this second-generation digital exciter is used at more radio stations worldwide than any other FM exciter ever manufactured.
5 kW to 40 kW FM Transmitters
The Harris® Platinum™ Z and Z Dual solid-state transmitters are the world’s most popular and successful model, with more than 3,000 on the air. Offered in single-cabinet designs from 5 kW to 10 kW and multi-cabinet systems up to 40 kW, the Harris Platinum Z series sets the standard for redundancy and reliability. Platinum Z transmitters with Z-axis design are fourth-generation solid-state transmitters from the industry’s acknowledged leader in FM broadcast technology.
When these transmitters were first introduced in 1996, they were hailed for accomplishing something that no other transmitters in their class ever had — making solid-state technology and the Harris industry-standard DIGIT® CD digital FM exciter available at the price of far-less-reliable tube transmitters with analog exciters.
Z transmitters have continued to live up to their promise — their competitive purchase price and an irresistible combination of benefits make the Z transmitter the undisputed FM value leader.
5 kW to 10 kW FM Transmitters
Platinum Z™ FM solid-state transmitters are the world’s most popular and successful model with more than 3,000 on the air. Offered in single cabinet designs from 5 kW to 10 kW, the Harris® Platinum Z sets the standard for redundancy and reliability. Harris Platinum Z™ FM transmitters with Z-axis design are fourth-generation solid-state transmitters from the industry’s acknowledged leader in FM broadcast technology.
A Complete Radio Station Kit In a Box
Broadcasting during disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding or heavy snow can be critical. The unimaginable can happen at any time, and you want to make sure there are no delays in your broadcast.
The Harris® AM/FM radio flyaway broadcast system is the first completely portable radio station kit in a “box” — including a transmitter, antenna, media player and microphones — specifically engineered to get you on the air during emergencies. With this system, you’ll have absolutely everything needed to begin broadcasting a signal and programming, in hours, not days, even in the remotest of locations.
Conditional Access (CA) is a technology whereby a signal in the HD Radio™ AAS (Advanced Applications Services such as a multicast or data transmission) may be encrypted and only receivers that have been “authorized” (or entitled) will receive and decode the signal. The process has been branded as NDS Radio Guard™.
This is a two-stage process, first the signal (which may be either an audio multicast or data transmission) is encrypted (scrambled) and then each receiver, having a unique electronic serial number (ESN), may be authorized or entitled to receive the encrypted signal. The ESN is not unlike those in cellular telephones or CATV/satellite set-top boxes, and allows each receiver to be individually addressable. If the CA-capable receiver receives the correct code(s) based on the ESN, the appropriate CA channel(s) are then entitled.