Cincinnati - Sep 23, 2009 - Harris has entered into strategic business relationships with multiple radio software and automation vendors to extend digital studio workflow options for broadcasters. The relationships will allow vendors to interface their radio automation systems to the Harris PR&E VM Quadra, the latest entry in the company''s range of PR&E Vistamax audio management systems.
Introduced at the 2009 NAB Show, VM Quadra is an interface between Vistamax digital studio networks and radio automation systems. The radio automation software interface was designed in alliance with automation vendors to increase functionality, reduce complexity and create new workflow options to and from automation servers, digital audio workstations and satellite systems. Harris will collaborate with automation vendors including RCS, Broadcast Electronics, Enco Systems, Wide Orbit, OMT Technologies, BSI, Pristine Systems and Wireready.
Each VM Quadra interfaces with up to four automation computers and connects via Cat-5 to Vistamax audio management system frames. The system provides greater flexibility in audio source and destination connectivity, and minimizes the complexity of the distributed computer network and the number of audio channels required for each automation computer.