Miranda Announces Expansion of Kaleido-IP Multiviewer Range

Versatile multiviewer now available in multiple configurations for broadcast confidence monitoring and headend monitoring

Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators (MSOs), has announced the expansion of its Kaleido-IP advanced IP-based multiviewer platform with the introduction of Kaleido IP X100  at ANGA 2012. The introduction of Kaleido-IP X100 extends Miranda's IP multiviewer range to effectively handle IP monitoring for broadcasters and MSOs of all sizes.

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The Kaleido-IP X100, specifically engineered as a cost-effective solution for smaller applications, is conveniently housed in a 1RU chassis and can handle monitoring of up to 24 SD or 8 HD video programs. For subscriber delivery applications, Kaleido-IP, when combined with Miranda's iControl Headend monitoring solution, provides remote signal visualization and probing capabilities that dramatically reduce mean time to repair.

Scott Murray, Miranda's vice president of multiviewer products, said, "Intense competition in cable, satellite and IPTV delivery is driving operators to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing signal quality and reliability. The Kaleido-IP range provides remote signal verification and, in conjunction with Miranda's EdgeVision, deep content probing tools that rapidly identify whether problems at unmanned hubs actually require expensive on-site attention. Quality of Experience (QoE) is assured and unnecessary costs are avoided."

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Handling both MPEG-2 and H.264 (HD/SD) MPEG transport streams, Kaleido-IP X100 can serve as a single, dedicated IP multiviewer, or it can be combined with additional Kaleido multiviewers to perform unrestricted IP and baseband source mixing across multiple monitors throughout a facility.

The other model in the Kaleido line is the Kaleido-IP X300. Introduced in 2011, the KIP-X300 is the most powerful IP multiviewer available today and offers the highest number of simultaneous video and audio program decodes available in the industry, with up to 64 SD or 24 HD programs per 2RU frame.

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For broadcast playout applications, the Kaleido-IP platform solves the problem of monitoring a growing number of compressed sources by providing highly precise content probing and visualization capabilities that are fully integrated with alarm logging and workflow management systems. In combination with Kaleido-X and iControl Playout Manager, Kaleido-IP effortlessly examines multiple, compressed encoder and multiplexer output sources while also providing downlink monitoring capabilities. SDI and IP (MPEG) sources can be examined side by side using the Kaleido Cascade feature, which allows IP video contribution sources, distribution sources and playout feeds to be freely mixed among master control room monitors, including, if desired, on a single monitor.

"Kaleido-IP, in any configuration, ensures that operators and broadcasters can identify, and resolve issues with the growing number of IP distributions in their workflow," Murray continued.  "Quality of service and technical integrity are at the very core of the entire Kaleido-IP range, whatever the application."

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The Kaleido-IP range also includes workflow tools identical to Miranda's other Kaleido multiviewers, including a flexible layout editor, compact remote panel and on-screen mouse control. Full integration with Miranda's iControl monitoring and control system solidifies a platform that delivers the highest QoE for subscribers.

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 22 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 700 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.

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