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CNBC Orders a Miranda NVISION 8500 Hybrid Router and Additional Kaleido-X Multiviewer to Streamline Signal Management

The NVISION 8500 Hybrid router integrates de-embedding, shuffling, break-away and re-embedding in a single frame

CNBC, a leading pan-European business and financial television channel, has ordered a Miranda NVISION 8500 Hybrid embedded audio router with integrated audio processing, as well as another Kaleido-X multi-viewer, for its London-based facility.

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The NVISION 8500, which offers 3Gbps/3D/HD routing and high performance audio processing in a single frame, will replace CNBC’s existing routing infrastructure to provide a more streamlined signal management operation and more effective redundancy. The router will integrate tightly with the Kaleido-X multi-viewer system to offer highly flexible monitoring.

“Miranda is one of the very first vendors to introduce embedded audio routing technology to the market", explains Neil Burt, Head of Technology, EMEA at CNBC. “The new router will allow us to mix and match any video and audio combination we need, and will also offer much more efficient management of our embedded audio. The router’s multiple levels of redundancy were also very important to us, with our emphasis on up-to-the minute, live content".

The NVISION 8500 Hybrid router integrates de-embedding, shuffling, break-away and re-embedding in a single frame. This means that everyday signal processing tasks, like swapping program audio tracks, can now be handled simply and elegantly within the router frame. Advanced Hybrid router cards with audio processing can be mixed with regular input, crosspoint, and output cards to minimize costs.

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CNBC will add a further Kaleido-X multi-viewer to its existing multi-viewer system, which is used for monitoring in the studio control room and MCR. With the new router system, a total of 144 router outputs will be linked directly to the Kaleido multi-viewer system to drive 24 monitors across the entire station. The router’s rectangular matrix enables large multi-viewer installations to be supported without sacrificing the core square matrix outputs.

“By driving the multi-viewers directly from the router, we can give more flexibility to the operators”, says Burt. “If we need to make an urgent change, it can be performed with the click of a mouse. Operators can choose whichever source they want to see immediately, they can swiftly recall layout pre-sets, and also reconfigure the router. We no longer have to rely on engineers to do these tasks.”

About Miranda Technologies

Miranda Technologies Inc (TSX: MT) is a worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems for the broadcast and cable/satellite/IPTV industries. 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 680 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), Zaltbommel (Netherlands), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore, Beijing (China) and Hong Kong. Miranda is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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