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QNI Broadcast Group Streamlines Operations with Miranda

iControl and Densité solutions used for control, monitoring, and distribution (June 09, 2005)

Miranda today announced that Quincy Newspapers, Inc. Television Group, which owns and operates 11 television stations in the Midwest and Eastern United States, has installed its iControl system to provide effective facility control and monitoring over IP. Quincy also purchased Miranda's Densité Series converters and distribution amplifiers as part of an ongoing upgrade and standardization of the company's broadcast infrastructures.

"Miranda's iControl is a very cohesive and consistent solution that allows us to 'talk' to all of our broadcast stations over IP for effective monitoring, reporting, and tracking," said Brady Dreasler, director of capital, engineering, and facilities for QNI. "We chose to standardize on the Densité Series cards because their advanced monitoring-over-IP capability has been integrated carefully, not as an afterthought. They've really performed for us in existing installations, simplifying status monitoring and making our overall operations more efficient."

Miranda's iControl monitoring-over-IP system brings together all the hardware and software necessary to create one fully integrated control and monitoring environment. The iControl system enables effective incoming-feed quality control, detailed signal measurement with IP scopes, and confidence monitoring using streaming video.

Miranda's Densité Series range redefines infrastructure interfacing and distribution. The ultra-compact product line brings a new level of control sophistication to operators, offering advanced control and monitoring-over-IP capabilities fully integrated in signal processing modules.

Quincy has already installed Miranda's HD and SD distribution amplifiers, D/A and A/D converters, and digital audio probes at WGEM-TV (NBC) in Quincy, Ill.; WSJV-TV (FOX) in South Bend, Ind.; and WVVA-TV (NBC) in Bluefield, W.Va. The group will next install Miranda distribution and interfacing cards at WXOW-TV (ABC) in La Crosse, Wis., and WQOW-TV (ABC) in Eau Claire, Wis.

About Quincy Newspapers, Inc. Broadcast Group
Quincy Newspapers, Inc. (QNI) is a privately held, family-owned company with roots in the newspaper business dating to 1835. Quincy Newspapers Inc. was formed in 1926 with the merger of The Quincy Herald and The Quincy Whig-Journal. Ownership of QNI is principally within the Oakley and Lindsay families. Several fourth- and fifth-generation family members are actively involved in the company. The company entered the broadcast business by starting WQDI-FM in 1947 in Quincy. A year later, it bought WGEM-AM and changed the call letters of WQDI to WGEM-FM. QNI began its television ownership expansion in 1974 with the acquisition of WSJV-TV (FOX) in South Bend, Ind. QNI subsequently acquired KTTC-TV (NBC) in Rochester, Minn., 1976; WVVA-TV (NBC) in Bluefield, W.Va., 1978; KTIV-TV (NBC) in Sioux City, Iowa, 1989; and WREX-TV (NBC) in Rockford, Ill., 1995. In 2001, QNI acquired WXOW-TV, (ABC) in La Crosse, Wis.; WQOW-TV, (ABC) in Eau Claire, Wis.; WAOW-TV (ABC) Wausau, Wis.; WYOW-TV (ABC) Eagle River, Wis.; and WKOW-TV, (ABC) in Madison, Wis.

About Miranda
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, U.K.), Paris, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. The company's products are also represented worldwide by a network of professional distributors and dealers.

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