I have spent my first 100 days immersed in the business and focused on the challenges and opportunities facing our industry, customers and partners. Together with our new management team, I have engaged our product, engineering, services, sales and marketing teams with a keen eye on industry trends, product requirements, quality, customer satisfaction, professional services and new business models designed to better align Harris Broadcast with our customers and business partners.
On Monday, Oct. 28th, we launched our new website — www.harrisbroadcast.com. The new site has been designed to deliver simplicity, easier navigation and focus — from industry-leading end-to-end solutions to educational resources and videos.
We have simplified the presentation of our product portfolio in an intuitive way, mapping your business requirements with our products and services. When you enter our website, you can search by product (Media, Playout, Networking and Transmission), by solution or by workflow (Create, Optimize, Play and Deliver).
Our industry is poised to undergo transformational change as baseband is increasingly carried on IP, business management tools move to the cloud, and playout and networking solutions benefit from virtualization and both linear and nonlinear/VOD delivered everywhere.
These technology shifts and new business models require strategic partnerships with market-leading technology and service companies — companies with financial strength to invest in required innovation and the global scale and professional services to deliver the expertise and turnkey solutions. We have the balance sheet, business acumen, intellectual property and a renewed customer-first culture. We have nearly 2,000 employee resources, invest more than $80 million dollars in research and development annually, have expert service personnel spanning 140 countries and are laser focused on our customer’s end-to-end workflow.
While innovation drives us, we know that results will define us. We encourage you to challenge us. We are ready and look forward to continued collaboration.