|[February 27, 2014]
Miranda's iTX Powers Playout for AMV's Westar Satellite Services
MONTREAL --(Business Wire)--
Miranda Technologies (News - Alert), a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated
solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television
broadcasters and multi-system operators, announces the installation of
its iTX integrated playout platform, along with NVISION routing, Densit�
signal processing and Belden connectivity solutions, at Westar Satellite
Services' new centralized master control facility in Cedar Hill, Texas.
Located just outside Dallas, Westar Master Control Services currently
provides video playback services to 15 commercial and public
broadcasting customers and is a fully owned subsidiary of New York-based
All Mobile Video (AMV), one of the nation's premier providers of
end-to-end video and audio solutions for entertainment, sports, news
programming and events.
Westar President Richard Duke said, "When we decided to launch an
outsourced centralized master control service, we knew that a core
component would have to be the most dependable playout solution we could
find to streamline operations for all the stations we serve. We are a
long-time user of Miranda's Kaleido multiviewers in our mobile
production units, so we had a great deal of trust in the Miranda brand.
We've come to rely on the efficiency and dependability of their
solutions and we knew that the iTX playout platform would surpass our
iTX, the most widely deployed integrated playout solution in the
industry, is the only playout system to have proven scalability, coupled
with unprecedented speed of channel deployment and format flexibility.
In Westar's case, each iTX output server is also equipped with graphics
capabilities that can be used to enhance channel branding and
differentiate individual services.
Westar's core video infrastructure is built around Miranda's NVISION
8280 144 x 144 router with an NV9000 dual controller through which all
incomng and outgoing video signals are managed. End-to-end data, sound
and video signal transmission is supported throughout by
high-performance cables from Belden, all of which are built to the
industry's highest quality and reliability standards.
Each baseband ingest feed of satellite-based content is equipped with a
Miranda XVP-3901-F or FRS-3901 frame synchronizer processor to manage
aspect ratio and control audio levels before they are routed to an
ingest server, or to air. File ingest, regardless of workflow, is
retained in the media store function of iTX. In addition, Miranda's
multichannel EdgeVision monitoring ensures QoE for each channel by
enabling Westar operators to accurately see and hear the quality of
signals received in viewers' homes.
Marco Lopez, Miranda's president, said, "Providers of centralized master
control services have gained substantial traction due to the
demonstrably positive impact they can bring to a content provider's
bottom-line. Miranda's comprehensive product range provides a
well-integrated, easy to deploy solution for these service providers and
a solid platform for potential growth. And, being able to supply cabling
from our parent company, Belden, we're able to provide a significant
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 (News - Alert) 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
Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal
transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio
designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of
industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions
targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts
of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at
the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in
1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing
capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more
information, visit us at�www.belden.com;
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