Miranda Multiviewers Drive Displays in CSP HD2 OB Truck
Based in Saco, Maine, CSP specializes in sport and entertainment video productions for regional and network clients and its 53-foot truck was most recently deployed on behalf of ESPN for a season of Big East Conference NCAA basketball coverage.
According to CSP Mobile Productions President Len Chase, “We wanted a high-density unit because the truck needed 52 multiviewers. We considered a number of options and we had very specific needs regarding picture quality, energy efficiency and noise levels. After Miranda visited us to show what they could do for HD-2 with Kaleido-Modular, the decision was easy.”
Kaleido-Modular is a “multiviewer on a card” and the densest quad-split multiviewer available, ideal for production applications. CSP’s HD-2 truck benefits from Kaleido-Modular’s small form factor, which provides the ability to build a total of 20 quad splits using only 10 cards in a 3RU Densité frame.
Chase added, “A key benefit for us is that because the modular frame is so quiet we have mounted it in a rack close to our operators, which made cabling to monitors a breeze. We’re also impressed with the Kaleido’s ability to rapidly lock onto the appropriate format when an input format changes. Finally, even though we have a highly customized control system for our under-monitor displays, tallies, router switching and GPIs, Kaleido-Modular’s flexibility means that it works absolutely seamlessly with our existing controls.”
Miranda’s Scott Murray, Sr. Vice President, Core Products said, “Our multiviewer modular solutions are designed to ensure that operators have all the tools they need to operate the many small processors in each module while retaining the feel of a large monitor wall. The practical advantages of a small form factor, low power requirement and reduced weight make operators and engineers very happy, but those benefits are almost secondary to Kaleido-Modular’s ability to deliver the consummate functionality of our industry-leading Kaleido multiviewer range.”
About CSP Mobile Productions
CSP Mobile Productions owns and operates four video mobile production trucks and one audio truck. They are leased by companies and producers to create on-location programming for a variety of end users, from broadcast and cable networks, to corporate communications, to pay-per-view, to Internet. In a competitive business where you are only as good as your last job, CSP Mobile has earned its reputation for being "on time, on budget, on target."
About Miranda Technologies
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.