Miranda Simplifies, Accelerates Control with New iControl 6.0 at NAB 2014
Miranda’s iControl 6.0 is a step-change from previous versions and now includes a new range of powerful control tools, an enhanced alarm panel, a simpler, easier-to-launch administration web interface, heightened security and extensive channel playlist and playout server controls. Support for control over audio/video fingerprints, lip sync errors and content mismatch detection in relevant modules is also included.
The new iControl platform includes Miranda’s Densité Upgrade Manager, which decouples Densité modular card upgrades from iControl server upgrades. This means that individual modular card upgrades can be safely tested via iControl 6.0 before applying the upgrade to an entire facility. However, once satisfactorily tested, iControl 6.0 provides the ability to simultaneously upgrade all, possibly hundreds, of modular cards in Densité frames swiftly, safely and with no loss of communication while the upgrade takes place.
Scott Murray, Miranda’s senior vice president, Core Products, said “Essentially, iControl 6.0 enables all modular cards in a Densité frame to be upgraded with far less downtime, and a much higher degree of flexibility due to the fact that different versions of cards can operate within the system. This vastly simplifies the job of engineering and IT professionals.”
In addition to technical improvements, iControl 6.0’s new iControl Launch Pad provides direct access to vital service, settings, security and maintenance functions in the form of iNavigator, iRouter, iCWeb, iCWeb Creator and IC DataManager buttons that are more dynamic and interactive.
A greatly enhanced alarm panel and new line tool enable the user to build more dynamic iControl Websites that add more control over the way monitoring data is visualized, grouped and interacted with.
Moreover, iControl 6.0’s provisions for security have been greatly improved through upgraded server-side libraries to address any possible vulnerability.
For over 24 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.