CINCINNATI, March 17, 2010 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has signed an agreement that appoints SCMS, Inc. as the exclusive dealer of Harris® PR&E® studio systems and consoles for the U.S. radio broadcast industry. The agreement also confirms SCMS as the main U.S. dealer for Harris radio transmission sales. Harris will continue to provide the majority of field service and technical support for its radio broadcast customers.
The exclusive studio agreement adds a well-respected organization with a qualified sales staff to the Harris radio broadcast sales team, extending the company’s reach into small and medium-sized markets for single item sales. Harris also expects SCMS to boost its ability to package complete studio systems for broadcasters in markets of all sizes, including consoles, furniture and studio accessories.
“SCMS has been serving the radio broadcast industry for 35 years, and its nationwide presence of nine field offices and a corporate center of operations greatly expand the Harris sales force for studio and transmission products,” said Richard Redmond, director of strategic marketing, Harris Broadcast Communications. “The relationship gives Harris an exclusive, high-profile dealer that owns a large part of the radio broadcast resale market, improving our ability to reach more customers and deliver complete solutions.”
“Harris is a strong brand and company with state-of-the-art technology, and we believe that working with SCMS will give them the strongest possible presentation for studio and transmission systems available in the U.S. radio broadcast industry,” said Bob Cauthen, president and owner of SCMS, Inc. “Despite the tough economy, there are a large number of radio stations and broadcasters that are growing and in need of new facilities. SCMS will put more people on the street that are exclusively focused on selling new Harris products into these stations.”
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models.
About SCMS, Inc.
SCMS, Inc. is a 35-year-old company dedicated to the broadcast industry. A computer division was formed in 1992 to address the digital revolution and new broadcast technology. SCMS is a privately held, debt free North Carolina corporation with over 250 years of combined Technical RF and audio experience on staff, representing over 500 quality manufacturers. SCMS occupies a 12,000 sq. ft. facility capable of staging major RF, computer, and studio projects. SCMS has nine field offices across the U.S. Our motto is “You-Know-We-Know-Radio.” More info can be found at http://www.scmsinc.com.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.