Miranda strengthens production studio signal management and monitoring plus integrated IT-based playout systems at IBC

Montreal, Canada, 2011-07-20

IBC 2011 Preview

Hall 8, Stand D41

Miranda Technologies will be highlighting its strengthened production studio signal management and monitoring systems at IBC 2011 (Hall 8, stand D41), as well as its integrated IT-based playout solutions, which combine the iTX automation and playout with advanced graphics and monitoring systems.

To simplify monitoring and signal management in production studios and trucks, Miranda has enhanced the integration between its NVISION 8500 Hybrid routers with audio processing and its high quality Kaleido multi-viewers, as well as with third party production switchers.

By using advanced integration software, these combined multi-viewer and router systems behave like a single solution to reduce studio complexity, and also increase system flexibility, redundancy and scalability. This high level of router/multi-viewer integration also provides advanced source tracing from the router across multiple studios, with powerful tally capabilities.

The NVISION 8500 Hybrid 3Gbps/HD routers at the core of these studio systems provide built-in, embedded audio processing to save space and costs, while also streamlining source control and cabling. This audio processing also avoids the signal timing issues associated with the use of external de-embedders/embedders in studios.

For playout facilities, Miranda will be showing its enhanced IT-based content delivery solution, which tightly integrates the iTX automation and playout with its graphics workflow tools, and advanced facility monitoring. This system also incorporates multiple broadcast infrastructure elements, including intelligent switching and loudness management.

The high level of integration within this playout system delivers substantial cost and workflow efficiencies, and it allows facilities to improve their channel to operator ratios, while also increasing their overall quality of service.

The iTX automation and playout at the heart of this solution uses enterprise grade IT servers and software to unify and streamline ingest, media management, schedule management, asset management, automation, master control, graphics and multi-format playout. This architecture reduces the complexity of a facility and maintenance requirements. It also provides unprecedented resilience and scalability, along with exceptionally fast new channel deployment.

The playout system’s advanced monitoring capabilities are provided by Kaleido family multi-viewers and iControl Playout Manager facility monitoring, which are tightly integrated with the iTX automated playout. For instance, the multi-viewers highlight the next event information from the automation, and the facility monitoring shows the health of the overall playout system, including the IT servers and IP network.

See www.miranda.com for more information about Miranda’s latest products.

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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 www.miranda.com.