USA - Harris ( http://www.harri.com ), an international communications and information technology company, and Roundbox ( http://www.redbox.com ), the leader in mobile broadcast software, today announced they 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.
"The user experience is critical to assuring wide adoption of mobile DTV," said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. "Our partnership with Roundbox ensures that broadcasters` assets will be delivered to users in a visually rich and compelling way on a wide variety of broadcast-enabled mobile devices."