STN realizes space and workflow efficiencies using iTX IT-based playout

Montreal, Canada, 2011-05-17

Slovenia based Satellite Telecommunications Network (STN), the fastest-growing provider of playout and transmission services in Eastern Europe, has added 8 new channels using a new Miranda iTX IT-based automation and playout system.

The additional iTX channels are delivered for SAT7, bringing the total number of channels that STN provides services for to more than 300, with clients spanning Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

“By moving to the iTX system, we have realized major space efficiencies”, says Mitja Lovsin, Managing Director of STN. “We have reduced the rack space per channel from 42RU with traditional broadcast hardware to just 12RU”.

“The new system also offers highly versatile workflows, which are well suited to our business. For instance, we can easily playout a live event and overlay graphics, while recording the show for re-runs. The ingest process also provides very flexible handling of scheduled and real-time feeds, with straight-forward encoding from tape, satellite feeds or live inputs”.

To provide an advanced and highly flexible graphics capability, all the new STN channels are equipped with Miranda Vertigo XG advanced graphics processors, which operate downstream of the iTX Output Servers. These graphics processors are used for a wide mix of channel branding, including interactive and data-driven graphics, as well as in-show promos.

Miranda’s iTX IT-based automation and playout system uses enterprise grade IT servers and software to unify and streamline ingest, media management, schedule management, asset management, automation, signal processing, master control, graphics and multi-format playout.

This IT-based architecture reduces the complexity of facilities and simplifies maintenance, while also improving the quality of service. By handling all stages of the production and delivery process under a consistent user environment, the system also delivers unprecedented increases in efficiency, scalability and speed of response for media businesses.

For more information about IT-based playout, see www.miranda.com/itx.

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About Miranda

Miranda Technologies Inc (TSX: MT) is a worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems for the television broadcast and cable, satellite, and IPTV industry. Its solutions enable and enhance the transition to a multi-channel digital and HD broadcast environment. With this equipment, customers can generate additional revenue while reducing their costs through more efficient distribution and management of their content. In September 2010, Miranda acquired OmniBus Systems Limited, the Loughborough UK-based pioneer of IT-based media management and delivery solutions for television and Internet broadcasters. Miranda employs approximately 660 people at its Montreal headquarters and in its facilities located in Wallingford and Loughborough (UK), Denver (Colorado, USA), Grass Valley (California, USA), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore, Beijing (China) and Hong Kong. Miranda is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.miranda.com.
About STN

STN a European Satellite Communication Company is a global satellite service provider. STN offers a very comprehensive, highly proficient range of services.
Based at a state of the art facility in Slovenia, STN have a strategically unique geographic location within the visible arc of all European and most Asian, Middle-Eastern, Trans-Atlantic and African satellites. Our unique global footprint gives you direct and reliable access to diverse multiplatform distribution options which allows your channel to grow and expand.
To keep ahead of the expanding market STN developed a strong work ethic to equip itself with the latest technology and spare capacity on a rolling basis in order to handle the demand for increasing channel turn-around and time-dependent projects.
Please view our website on www.stn.eu or send us your enquiry via info@stn.eu