Belden, Miranda executives prep for NAB 2013
Belden brand Miranda Technologies has confirmed that several of its senior executives will be among its contingent of featured speakers at NAB 2013. Belden executive vice-president Denis Suggs will offer his perspectives as part of the panel discussion ‘Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuation Perspectives from Industry Executive’s during Media Technology: Strategy and Evaluation, co-produced by Devoncroft and NAB on Sunday April 7, from 3:10-3:45 PM in North Hall rooms N239/N241.
The panel of three high-profile executives from leading broadcast vendors will offer views on the critical drivers of value in the industry, and discuss how best to review an acquisition opportunity and integrate M&A into overall growth strategies. Perceived obstacles to further industry consolidation will also be discussed.
In addition, Sam Pemberton, CEO of Softel, now part of Miranda, will present a technical paper entitled ‘Intelligent Uses of Speech Analysis Tools in the Ancillary Data, Metadata and Captioning Areas of Broadcast to Reduce Costs and Cater to Dramatically Increased Media Throughput’ as part of the Television Quality Assurance strand on Tuesday April 9, from 9:00-9:30 AM in S227. Pemberton will examine some of the challenges broadcasters are facing and demonstrate how new thinking is helping to solve them. As broadcasters prepare to maximise revenue on their content using new media platforms, Pemberton will also explain how speech analysis systems can assist in successfully simplifying closed captioning for huge amounts of archival content.
Also on Tuesday April 9, from 2:00-3:00 PM in S228, Miranda’s iTX Playout Platform will feature prominently in a technical paper co-presented by CBC’s Director of Media Presentation Scott Stewardson and CBC Director of Media Engineering, Jeff Vella, who will discuss ‘Integrated Content Presentation at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’. The presentation will explore CBC’s transition to a new Media Presentation Center with the aim of centralizing program integration and on-air presentation for all of its English television, radio and digital live streaming feeds. The iTX-based facility now provides common workflows, tools and interfaces for the on-air presentation of all CBC Media.
Sara Kudrle, product marketing manager at Miranda, will present an NAB technical paper entitled ‘Fingerprints for Measuring and Correcting A/V Synchronization’ on Wednesday April 10, from 10:30-11:00 AM in S227 and she will also participate in three sessions at the PBS TechCon 13, taking place at Planet Hollywood from April 3-5. Also at TechCon 13, Peter Wharton, product manager for Telecast Fiber Solutions at Miranda, will present ‘The Future of Core Station Technology: A Tale of Three Cities’ from 4:00-5:20 PM in Melrose Rooms 1&2.