New HD truck for BYUB uses Miranda’s routing, interfacing and monitoring

BYUB's new HD truck uses Miranda’s routing, interfacing and monitoring equipment

Miranda Technologies today announced that Brigham Young University Broadcasting (BYUB), owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), has completed the build of a new 51-foot HD mobile production truck, which is equipped with Miranda routing, interfacing and monitoring systems.

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The new truck was built by Diversified Systems

The new truck was built by Diversified Systems, the system integrators, and it features eight HD cameras. It represents a key part of the broadcaster’s plan to increase and improve content production for transmission to the 60 million households that tune in to BYU TV, KBYU and BYU TV International around the world.

‘BYU Broadcasting is a long-term, and very satisfied owner of NVISION routing systems, and so we made a comfortable decision to go with Miranda products for the truck’s routing infrastructure. This was combined with Miranda’s interfacing, monitoring and control products’, said Brandon Smith, Chief Technology Officer at BYU Broadcasting.

The router system comprises Miranda’s compact and light weight NVISION 8288 truck video router, configured 144 x 288, as well as an NVISION 7256 audio router, configured as 240 x 224 AES and 16 x 32 analog video.

Thirteen Kaleido-X16 multi-viewers (16x2) are installed in the truck

The signal processing is based on Densité interface modules. A combination of 2RU and 3RU Densité frames house over 150 cards, including the XVP-3901 up/down/cross and audio processor, and the DAP-1781 digital audio processor. All the interfacing modules are supervised by an iControl monitoring system, which provides a highly graphical representation of the signal feeds.

Thirteen Kaleido-X16 multi-viewers (16x2) are installed in the truck, along with an XEdit layout editor for managing the source sharing and layout presentation. A total of 80 sources are displayed across eight LCD panels in the Production Control room; twelve screens in the EVS/Tape area; two screens in Video Shading; a single screen in Audio; and a single monitor in Engineering.

‘The Kaleido-X16 multi-viewer system offers maximum flexibility for the variety of productions we handle with the truck - sports, concerts, conferences, and forums. We can quickly and easily switch between layout configurations for different events, with just the touch of a button’, added Brandon Smith.

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About Miranda

Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) develops, manufactures and markets high performance hardware and software for the television broadcast industry. Its solutions are purchased by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to enable and enhance the transition to a complex multi-channel digital and HD broadcast environment. This equipment allows customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through more efficient distribution and management of content as well as the automation of previously manual processes. Miranda employs approximately 560 people at its Montreal headquarters and in its facilities located in Wallingford (UK), Grass Valley (California, USA), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Zaltbommel (Netherlands), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Beijing (China) and Hong Kong. Miranda is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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