Miranda solutions for Visual Impact’s first all-HD truck

Visual Impact has installed the NVISION 8144 Hybrid router, part of Miranda’s NVISION 8500 Enterprise Class router series, in the new Vi-1, along with the company’s NV920 router controller and three Densité 3 modular signal processing frames. Miranda’s ability to provide comprehensive integrated control of the entire infrastructure was a critical factor in the decision to choose Densité and NVISION.

The Miranda router is configured for 144 inputs and outputs, and is 3Gb/s ready for future operations. The 12m x 2.44m x 3.95m truck is wired for up to 14 camera channels, including 12 HD and two super slow-mo chains, all provided by Sony. The truck marks Visual Impact’s inaugural move into the provision of HD OB services throughout the region. In addition to the former Yugoslav region, Vi-1 will be deployed throughout The Balkans and Greece, primarily for sports, concerts and other live events.

“This is our first venture into outside broadcast facilities, and the first HD truck in the region,” said Visual Impact Serbia director Srđan Ršumović. “Our top requirements – apart from excellent quality, of course – were for reliability, and that the whole system should be simple and secure in operation.

“We looked at a number of vendors for the core infrastructure, but Miranda stood out for its cost/performance ratio,” Ršumović added. “It also has an intuitive and powerful control system for the routing and signal processing, which greatly speeds set-up and improves operations. All the equipment is compact, too, and Miranda has an excellent reputation for reliability, so for us it makes it the ideal outside broadcast choice.”

Miranda’s NVISION 8144 Hybrid router, part of Miranda’s NVISION 8500 enterprise-class router series, combines highly advanced features with performance and efficiency within a 144×144 matrix, all contained in a space-saving 8RU frame. The NVISION 8144 also provides simplified, high-density cable management, direct fiber connectivity and audio concentrators.

Micky Edwards, Miranda’s vice president of sales in EMEA, added: “This first full HD OB truck by Visual Impact Serbia is also a first for Miranda in the region. The selection of the NVISION 8144 is further validation of the reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness it delivers for OB and many other applications.”

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