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Harris to demo loudness monitoring and management

Harris will demonstrate its loudness management solution for the first time at IBC. This is designed to address the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) loudness control recommendations in Europe.

The Harris loudness management solution features tools for file-based analysis, real-time correction and signal measurement and logging. A dedicated loudness management station at the Harris booth will highlight the three-stage loudness demonstration, with visitors able to hear the loudness control in action and experience how to dynamically choose when and how much correction to apply.

At the front end, the Harris QuiC solution provides file-based analysis and correction tools for ingest applications. Harris will also show its APM6803+ multichannel audio processing station to international audiences for the first time at IBC. The APM6803+ features DTS Neural Loudness Control and uses critical band analysis for perceptual loudness measurements. This preserves the spectral balance of the signal and delivers a natural, open quality not found in traditional multiband compression technology, according to Harris.  The Harris Videotek LLM-1770 device provides real-time measurement and logging for transmission and compliance applications at the third and final stage.

Harris also will integrate Videotek loudness logging into the “as-run log” of Harris ADC automation software.  In addition, Harris will show new enhancements to the Videotek MSA Series for multi-source analysis at IBC, including loudness monitoring and alarms for MPEG streams.

Harris will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 7.G20