MELBOURNE, Fla., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Extends commercial capabilities to the military, DoD and public agencies by enabling iPhone® users to capture, annotate and distribute full motion video to FAME
- App can be downloaded to any video-enabled iPhone (3GS or 4)
- Expands content that can be delivered to the FAME system down to the ground layer
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company today announced that its leading iPhone® application, Newsfish™, has been introduced for use with its Full Motion Video Asset Management Engine (FAME™) for military, government, and public safety agency use.
Initially developed for news organizations, Newsfish extends commercial capabilities to the Department of Defense and allows intelligence agencies, military and government organizations to gather content captured by soldiers, federal and public agency operators, or other citizen journalists.
Newsfish transforms cellular telephones into content-gathering devices by merging phone capabilities and the ability to instantly post images, video and other data out to the intelligence or military community. Newsfish takes captured or live video and story metadata and delivers it to a command center or network operations center where the FAME automated asset management workflow facilitates the processing of the content for distribution.
The Harris Newsfish revolutionizes content gathering by facilitating the first-hand capture of data and imagery by those engaged in an event. The application also enables users to validate citizen journalist video content -- making data available to help verify the location where the material was captured, as well as other critical information.
"Newsfish enhances the abilities of command and network operation centers by enabling smartphone users to capture video, annotate it, and send it directly into FAME systems," said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems. "FAME leverages our industry-leading broadcast and government communications expertise to enable easy cataloging, automated content preparation workflows, and access to Newsfish videos for quick repurposing and distribution."
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 $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 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.
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