New York post house, Northern Lights, gains increased signal management flexibility across its studios using NVISION Hybrid router

Montreal, Canada, 2011-07-12

Award winning New York creative boutique, Northern Lights, has gained increased signal management flexibility across its studios, using Miranda’s NVISION 8144 Hybrid router with integrated audio processing.

Northern Lights produces a wide range of content, spanning commercials, promos, viral videos, and films for its broadcast network and advertising agency clients, which include Viacom, NBC Universal, Scripps, Saatchi & Saatchi, and GlobalHue. It has received multiple awards at events including The Emmys, The One Show, and Cannes.

“We’ve just finished working on ‘Character Project’ for USA Network”, explains Mark Littman, Creative Director at Northern Lights. “It was a large, complex job with a tight schedule, a variety of sources and many deliverables - like most of our jobs. This time, however, our more versatile routing infrastructure allowed our team to work more closely together, with a noticeable improvement to workflows”.

“Everything is simplified with our new router, with a much greater sense of organization and reliability to signal flows. The router’s built-in audio processing means that we barely need external audio converters at the I/Os, and there’s almost no AES wiring involved”.

Northern Lights’ NVISION 8144 Hybrid router is configured 72 x72 HD, and is controlled using GUI panels in each of the suites. The integration of audio processing within the router saves costs, as well as space, weight and power. It also eliminates the audio to video latency problems often associated with external embedders/de-embedders, while also minimizing facility cabling.

“With Miranda’s system, we’ve been able to maximize the utility of our production resources, with quick and seamless movement of signals in multiple formats across our facility”, concluded Mark Littman.


About Miranda

Miranda Technologies is a leading worldwide provider of hardware and software solutions for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry. Its solutions span the full breadth of television operations, including production, playout, and delivery.

With a wealth of experience in delivering IT-based and traditional television systems, Miranda is uniquely positioned to help customers enhance their facilities, while generating additional revenue, reducing costs and streamlining operations.

For over 21 years, Miranda’s growth has been driven by continuous innovation, along with close customer partnerships focused on helping them achieve their business objectives. To deliver this support, Miranda employs approximately 680 people globally, in both developed and emerging markets. Miranda’s head office is located in Montreal, and it has regional facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China. A public company since December 2005, Miranda’s shares (MT: TSX) are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. More information on the Company can be found at