Miranda Features the Future at BroadcastAsia 2013
Other Broadcast Asia debuts will include new NVISION router options; Version 1.1 of the iTX Render Service for Adobe® After Effects® CS6 software, new fiber connectivity options and a high-density streaming media encoder module, SME-1901, that is now part of Miranda’s Densité modular range.
Kaleido-MX and Kaleido-Modular-X
Credited with inventing the modern multiviewer, Kaleido-MX and Kaleido-Modular-X extend Miranda’s leadership with no-compromise video scaling quality that delivers true “any source, anywhere” processing that enables the operator to place any signal on any display at any size. Sources can repeat on up to four different displays without the need for an additional multiviewer. With configurations ranging from 8x1 up to 24x2 in 1 RU, and up to 48x4 in 3RU, Kaleido-MX is equally at home in large studios and outside broadcast trucks.
Kaleido-Modular-X is a modular version optimized for space, power and weight considerations. Each takes advantage of Miranda’s unique FlexBridge technology to reduce cabling requirements and remove the risks associated with HDMI extenders. FlexBridge is a coax cable interconnect that enables input and output modules to be connected within a frame or across multiple frames. For example, input modules can be installed in a frame adjacent to a router while output modules can be installed in a separate frame adjacent to the display. This enables input/output cards to used as building blocks to simplify system design. To further simplify connectivity between its routers and multiviewers, Miranda will also feature its new “M3” cable, a single, bundled router cable that replaces up to 16 coax cables from router to multiviewer.
NVISION 8500 Hybrid Router Series
New options for the NVISION 8500 Hybrid include a single, eight-input frame sync card, two powerful new control panels and a substantially upgraded router control system.
Traditional applications require eight processing cards to drive eight frame synchronizers. Now, Miranda has designed the NV8500 Frame Sync Input Card, a single input card that can take wild feeds or inter-facility signals of various video formats and sync them all to a house standard.
The NV8500 router also now features an optional DEM/EMB Output Card, a hybrid, 16-channel disembedding and embedding card that provides the ability to embed audio into any embedded audio channel – anywhere - while preserving the integrity of other embedded audio channels.
Miranda has also launched a significant upgrade to its NV9000 Router Control System which includes an all-new tieline management architecture that is more efficient and scalable that ever, even when using hundreds of tielines.
iTX Render Service
Miranda’s iTX Render Service automates and manages rendering of Adobe After Effects projects into fully finished graphics, ready for playout from an iTX integrated playout platform or Vertigo Suite graphics device. The service eliminates the need to use real-time character generators to play back graphics templates and enables graphics departments to produce stunning visuals and text effects with no limit on creativity, all within a familiar and popular authoring tool.
Miranda’s Telecast Fiber Solutions brand will highlight camera connectivity via lightweight fiber in its CopperHead camera-mountable transceivers. Requiring only two strands of fiber optic cable to carry all bi-directional signals, including video, audio, intercom and data, to an OB vehicle, the CopperHead series replaces a multitude of copper coax cables found in typical OB applications and provides enormous savings in weight, power and resources.
SME-1901 Streaming Media Module
The SME-1901 streaming media encoder is designed for a wide range of IP-based monitoring applications, including use as an in-plant CATV replacement to provide IPTV access to multiple sources for anyone who requires access over in-house IPTV.
For over 23 years, Miranda Technologies has been 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 leverages its expertise to create the highest quality solutions available and delivers, deploys and supports them with a company-wide commitment to keeping the customer first. Miranda was acquired in July 2012 by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. and is the cornerstone of its broadcast division. Belden is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of cables, connectivity and networking products for many industries including broadcast, entertainment, consumer electronics, education, transportation and industrial automation.