Miranda Technologies Inc.

Miranda Technologies Inc.


October 16, 2008 13:16 ET

MLB Network Orders Miranda's Kaleido-X Multi-Viewer and NVISION's NV8576 Router for Integrated Multi-Image Display and Routing System

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2008) - Miranda Technologies (TSX:MT) and NVISION today announced that the MLB Network, Major League Baseball's 24-hour cable network, which is set to launch on January 1, 2009, has ordered a Kaleido-X multi-image display system and an NVISION NV8576 Large-Matrix Digital Multi-Format Router to build a large-scale, highly integrated multi-image display and routing system for its new full HD Secaucus facility in New Jersey.

With the new system, the MLB Network will be able to monitor over 500 video inputs over more than 60 high quality multi-image display outputs. The multi-viewer/router integration offers unsurpassed signal flexibility, with the ability to display signals freely across multiple displays, without restrictions on signal position, repetition, format or aspect ratio.

The monitoring displays will be installed in a number of areas at the new facility, including the Master Control, QC, and ingest rooms, as well as two large production control rooms.

"We'll be handling many more signals than people might think, in all flavors and formats", explains Mark Haden, Vice-President Engineering and IT, at MLB Network. "With a vast number and range of signals to manage, we needed a large, reliable monitoring system that could be easily configured," said Haden.

"The Kaleido-X's on-screen mouse operation and powerful layout software allows direct source assignment from the NVISION router. Our operators will quickly be able to assign any source to any destination on the monitor wall. What's more, by recalling a layout, the router will be instantly reconfigured."

The combined multiviewer/router system offers exceptional resiliency, with no single point of failure and true cross-point redundancy. The Kaleido-X multi-image processor features an auto-recovery capability that automatically configures new cards loaded in a frame from other installed cards.

Other benefits to this tightly integrated multi-image display/router include dynamically updated UMDs using the router source labels, as well as reduced cabling and easier installation due to more streamlined hardware.

With a range of expansion options, the NVISION NV8576 router and Miranda Kaleido-X multi-viewer enables highly reliable routing of up to 1152 video inputs and 128 multi-image display outputs, without impacting the signal flexibility or quality.

For more information about this system, visit www.miranda.com/kx-nv

About MLB Network

Projected to launch in approximately 50 million cable and satellite homes on January 1, 2009, MLB Network will be the largest and most successful debut in cable television history, exceeding any other cable television launch by approximately 20 million. With live games, original programming, studio shows, highlights, classic games, and coverage of baseball events, MLB Network will be the ultimate destination for baseball fans on television.

About Miranda

Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX:MT) develops, manufactures and markets high-performance hardware and software for the television broadcast industry. Its solutions are purchased by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to enable and enhance the transition to a complex multi-channel digital and HD broadcast environment. This equipment allows customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through more efficient distribution and management of content as well as the automation of previously manual processes. Miranda employs over 450 people at its Montreal headquarters and in its facilities located in Wallingford (UK), Springfield (New Jersey, USA), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Beijing (China), Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Hong Kong. Miranda is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.miranda.com


Headquartered in Grass Valley, CA (USA), NVISION is the leading provider of advanced technology and routing systems for the delivery of superior, error-free digital audio and HD/SD video used in all TV broadcast sectors and multi-format post production. The company's sole focus is the development and manufacture of high-performance, high-reliability, scaleable, and cost-effective router, router control, master control, and modular broadcast systems. Since its founding in 1989, NVISION has pioneered groundbreaking technological advances, including large-scale HD-SDI routing and synchronous AES routing - first in HD; first in 3Gb/s-enabled routers. For more information, please visit www.nvision.tv.

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