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IB3 Installs Complete Miranda-Based SystemSelects Miranda's Master Control, Branding, and Monitoring Systems (March 11, 2005)
Miranda Technologies today announced that IB3, a Mallorca-based TV station in the Balearic Islands and a broadcast network owned by the regional government of the Balearic Islands, is working with Spanish systems integrator Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA) and Miranda's dealer, CROSSPOiNT, to install a complete Miranda master control switching, branding, and monitoring system in a new seven-channel broadcast facility scheduled to go live by the end of Q2 2005.
"In their heavily automated environment, the Miranda systems give the operators highly intuitive control over multiple channels and allow for sophisticated monitoring of all broadcast signals," said Manuel Pérez at CROSSPOiNT. "Miranda's Imagestore/Presmaster combination is ideal for multichannel master control switching and branding because it's so scalable and flexible, and its price/performance is unmatched."
This new installation will include three Miranda Presmaster 2 HD/SD master control switching and channel branding panels and eight fully equipped Imagestore SDI master control and channel branding processors. The Presmaster 2 is a full-featured panel capable of controlling up to 200 transmission channels in total. Each Imagestore processor provides the entire breadth of mixing and on-air graphics capabilities required for dynamic and engaging presentation, including video and audio mixing, clip playout, dual 3D-DVEs, animation/clock insertion, and automated character generation.
In the presentation rooms that manage the playout of the seven channels, IB3 will add Miranda's 32-input Kaleido-K2 multi-image display processors for signal monitoring. The Kaleido-K2 system will operate in conjunction with a UMD system developed by CROSSPOiNT, which provides signal names and tallies from production mixers and routing switchers. Capable of handling up to 32 video inputs, Miranda's Kaleido-K2 is a robust, high-resolution display processor that incorporates all the features characteristic of a monitor wall into a single display.
IB3 is the regional TV channel for the Balearic Islands in Spain. Their network's facilities include a production center in Palma de Mallorca as well as centers on other islands of the archipelago, such as, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. The "on-air" operation is scheduled to begin by the end of Q2 2005.
Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA) is part of Telefónica de Contenidos Group, a division of Telefónica, S.A., one the largest telecom operators in the world and a provider of professional audiovisual technology systems. With proprietary resources and technical know-how, TSA offers its servicing and product portfolio to customers worldwide. The constant application of high-quality assurance standards, the use of state-of-the-art technologies, and highly trained and innovative human resources enable TSA to offer flexible responses for turnkey projects that perfectly suit the specific needs of each customer.
Miranda Technologies is a world-leading manufacturer of video and audio equipment for the broadcast, production, and post-production markets, with a range spanning interfacing and distribution, routing, master control switching and channel branding, multi-image display processors, and monitoring over IP systems. Headquartered in Montreal, Miranda also has major offices in Springfield (N.J., U.S.), Wallingford (Oxon, UK), Paris, and Tokyo. The company's products are also represented worldwide by a network of professional distributors and dealers.
More information about Miranda products is available online at www.miranda.com.
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