Miranda Technologies Inc.

Miranda Technologies Inc.

April 05, 2012 06:22 ET

Miranda Introduces LUMO High-Density Fiber Converter Series

Expands industry-leading fiber conversion portfolio

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 5, 2012) - Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX:MT), a worldwide provider of infrastructure, playout and monitoring systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry, today announced the NAB 2012 launch of LUMO, the company's new high-density fiber converter series. LUMO packs 36 I/Os into a 1RU frame, making it the highest density electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical converter available in the market.

"As facilities ready themselves to carry 3Gbps signals across their infrastructures, fiber has become the cable of choice for many," says Jean-Marc d'Anjou, Miranda's vice president, Infrastructure. "Fiber cables are much more cost effective than coax, they are lighter, and take up much less space. Additionally, many system integrators now have the experience and training for installing fiber, so the cost of installation has come down considerably. Most important, though, is quality. Fiber offers the best signal integrity for high-bandwidth 3Gbps signals, and at much longer cable distances. It's also impermeable to noise or other electromagnetic interferences."

LUMO provides the best density currently on the market, converting 36 signals in a 1RU frame. These standalone devices also boast a very low impact block when compared with other standalone converters - the 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 that can be used for comprehensive system monitoring and frame health alarming.

LUMO uses the same SMPTE-compliant fiber SFP modules that are found on all 3Gbps products in the Miranda portfolio. Available in regular 1310nm and CWDM wavelengths, when married with our optical CWDM mux/demux, 2 fiber cables can now carry 36 3Gbps signals.

LUMO also offers a unique cable management approach to address cable dressing concerns. Fiber connectivity is provided on one side of the unit while coax is on the other, providing for easy separation of the heavier copper cable from the lighter fiber.

Miranda's comprehensive line of fiber products meets all broadcast installation requirements. Fiber SFPs are directly available on routers, modular processors, modular distribution amplifiers, picoLinks, Kaleido-Solo, and GigE-over-fiber products. Optical splitters and optical mux/demux round out the fiber line.

Miranda is exhibiting at NAB 2012, Booth N2512. See www.miranda.com/NAB2012 for more information about Miranda's latest solutions.

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Caption: Miranda's LUMO high density fiber converter series

About Miranda

Miranda Technologies is 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 is uniquely positioned to help customers enhance their facilities, while generating additional revenue, reducing costs and streamlining operations. For over 22 years, Miranda's growth has been driven by continuous innovation, along with close customer partnerships focused on helping them achieve their business objectives. To deliver this support, Miranda employs approximately 700 people globally, in both developed and emerging markets. Miranda's head office is located in Montreal, and it has regional facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China. A public company since December 2005, Miranda's shares (MT:TSX) are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. More information on the Company can be found at www.miranda.com.

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