Miranda makes a loud European debut

Loudness, routing and connectivity will take centre stage with Miranda Technologies Inc. this year at IBC, making its debut in Europe presenting several of its key solutions.

Key advancements include Intelligent Audio Loudness Correction (ALC) end-to-end loudness monitoring, logging and correction; the new NVISION 8140 compact, enterprise-class router; Kaleido IP X100 IP multiviewer; and LUMO, Miranda’s new high-density fibre converter series.

Miranda’s end-to-end loudness solution includes monitoring, logging and correction using real-time processing during the playout workflow. ALC uses information fed from a broadcaster’s traffic system to identify whether content has been corrected already. This avoids the unnecessary processing of content that has already been through loudness correction.

The end-to-end solution utilises segment-aware loudness monitoring and logging has been added to Miranda’s Kaleido series multiviewers and is used in conjunction with Miranda’s iControl system. It can also accurately log the average loudness per segment, enabling easy creation of detailed reports at a later date to meet compliance and reporting regulations.

The NVISION 8140 provides all of the advanced features of an enterprise class router in a 144 x 288 matrix contained in just 8RU. It is ideal for mobile production suites and smaller studios. Part of the NVISION 8500 Enterprise Class router series, the compact NV8140 includes robust features typically found in larger routers, but provides them in a form factor that is ideal for space and power-constrained environments.

Miranda’s LUMO, the highest density electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical converter, will also be seen at IBC. LUMO packs 36 I/Os into a 1RU frame and its modular design enables each converter to be serviced while the unit remains in operation. The unit also includes dual redundant power supplies and frame controller with dual redundant IP-connections for comprehensive system monitoring and frame health alarming. LUMO uses the same SMPTE-compliant fibre SFP modules that are found on all 3Gbps products in Miranda’s portfolio. The platform’s cable management approach addresses connectivity concerns by providing fibre connectivity on one side of the unit with coax on the other, providing for easy separation of heavy copper cable from lightweight fibre.

Also on display will be the Kaleido-IP X 100, specifically engineered as a cost-effective solution for smaller applications. Housed in a 1RU chassis, this multiviewer 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 visualisation and probing capabilities that dramatically reduce mean time to repair.

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 visualisation capabilities that are fully integrated with alarm logging and workflow management systems. In combination with Kaleido-X and iControl Playout Manager, Kaleido-IP examines multiple, compressed encoder and multiplexer output sources while also providing downlink monitoring capabilities.

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