NAB 2013, Booth N2513 – Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, has launched Kaleido-MX and Kaleido-Modular-X class-leading multiviewers series engineered to combine performance with weight, space and power efficiency.
Miranda invented the modern multiviewer and continues to set the authoritative standard in their advancement. The introduction of Kaleido-MX and Kaleido-Modular-X extends that leadership with no-compromise video scaling quality that delivers true “any source, anywhere” processing that enables the flexibility to place any signal on any display at any size without blocking or bandwidth limitations. Sources can repeat on up to four different displays without the need for an additional multiviewer.
Available in an extensive range of standalone configurations from 8x1 to 48x4, and up to 64x4 in modular form, Kaleido-MX is equally at home in large studios and outside broadcast trucks. The possible configurations, which are delivered in either a 1RU or 3RU form factor, are specifically designed to be easy to understand, select, configure and install.
Kaleido-MX features outstanding picture quality for critical monitoring applications, seamless control — even across multiple rooms — and rich integration with any router or production switcher. The lightweight, easily cooled and ultra-quiet Kaleido-MX also boasts a compact design that requires significantly less power to run and its hot-swappable modules and power supplies ensure fast meantime to repair, even in the harshest environments.
The advantages of Kaleido processing are also available in modular form with even more flexibility in the Kaleido-Modular-X. The modular series enables monitoring systems to be created with a combination of versatile input/output cards, used as building blocks to simplify system design within a 3RU, air-cooled Miranda Densité 3 frame. The Kaleido-Modular-X modules use a powerful CPU to drive advanced features and provide excellent video and graphics quality with the ability, if required, to split processing between frames.
Handling sizes up to 64x4, Kaleido-Modular-X uses Miranda’s unique FlexBridge technology to reduce cabling requirements and remove the risk 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. This additional layer of flexibility enables input modules to be installed in a frame adjacent to the router while the output modules can be installed in a separate frame adjacent to the display.
Editors Note: Miranda’s NAB Press Conference will be held on Monday, April 8 at 8:00 AM in the LVCC Press Room N242. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN LOCATION.
Additionally, Belden Executive Vice President Denis Suggs will offer his perspectives as part of a panel discussion on Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuation Perspectives from Industry Executives during the Media Technology: Strategy and Evaluation session on Sunday, April 7, from 3:10-3:45 PM in North Hall rooms N239/N241.
Sam Pemberton, CEO of Softel, will present a technical paper entitled Intelligent Uses of Speech Analysis Tools in the Ancillary Data, Metadata and Captioning Areas of Broadcast to Reduce Costs and Cater to Dramatically Increased Media Throughout as part of the Television Quality Assurance strand on Tuesday, April 9, from 9:00-9:30 AM in S227.
CBC Director of Media Presentation Scott Stewardson and CBC Director of Media Engineering Jeff Vella feature Miranda’s iTX Playout Platform prominently in a technical paper Integrated Content Presentation at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday, April 9, from 2:00-3:00 PM in S228.
Sara Kudrle, senior software engineer at Miranda, will present an NAB technical paper entitled Fingerprints for Measuring and Correcting A/V Syncronization on Wednesday, April 10, from 10:30-11:00 AM in S227 and she will also participate in three sessions at the PBS TechCon 13, taking place at Planet Hollywood from April 3-5. Also at TechCon 13, Peter Wharton, director of Sales, File-Based Solutions at Miranda, will present The Future of Core Station Technology: A Tale of Three Cities from 4:00-5:20 PM in Melrose Rooms 1&2.
About Miranda Technologies
For over 23 years, Miranda Technologies (www.miranda.com) 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. For more information, visit www.belden.com
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