NAB 2013: Miranda Upgrades NVISION 8500 Routers, Intros Streaming Media Encoder

Miranda Technologies will release a series of new options for its NVISION 8500 (NV8500) hybrid router series at NAB 2013 as well as the SME-1901 streaming media encoder module.

The new router options include a single, eight-input frame sync card, two new control panels and an upgraded router control system. For example, traditional applications that require eight frame synchronizers also need eight processing cards. Now, Miranda has designed the NV8500 Frame Sync Input Card, a single input card that can take wild feeds or inter-facility signals of various video formats and sync them to a house standard. The card provides eight frame synchronizers with support for 3Gbps, HD and SD and helps reduce space, weight, power and cabling requirements by integrating this modular function inside the router. To add further value and functionality, the card also performs audio disembedding in addition to its frame sync functions.

The NV8500 router also now features the option of a new DEM/EMB Output Card, a hybrid, 16-channel disembedding and embedding card that provides flexibility with the ability to embed audio into any embedded audio channel – anywhere – while preserving the integrity of other embedded audio channels. From any standard input card, the DEM/EMB output card enables the router to easily shuffle original embedded audio as required for each channel.

Miranda’s new, multifunctional NV9648 and NV9649 control panels are able to emulate existing control panels from a variety of brands and also has more third-party interfaces and options than any control panel on the market, according to Miranda, thus providing an ideal replacement for those looking to upgrade to highly advanced levels of control.

Miranda has also launched a significant upgrade to its NV9000 Router Control System which includes an all-new tie line management architecture that is more efficient and scalable that ever, even when using hundreds of tie lines. The release of “Dynamic Hybrid Pathfinding” (DHP), enables less expensive hybrid router configurations to have access to internal processing functions. DHP is unique to Miranda and is designed to allow any video input access the smaller hybrid disembedding and embedding resources of a router in such a way that the operator has no reason to care about how the router hardware is configured. This provides an affordable way to easily maximize the potential of a hybrid routing system.

Additional new router control features include Web Suite, a browser-accessible status and control system, with new options to make it possible to gradually move from existing legacy routing systems to new, modern, 3G routing systems.

The extensive range of router upgrade options provide not only tightly integral command and control, but a powerful breadth of functionality that offer a straight-line route to facility modernization.

The SME-1901 is suitable for a wide range of IP-based remote monitoring applications, which includes in-plant CATV replacement to provide IPTV access to multiple sources, whether in-plant or remote, to anyone who typically requires access such as management, engineering or operations.

Key features of the encoder include core router and fan-in/fan-out distribution amplification and monitoring. The module also combines high density with high quality, providing H.264 video and high quality AAC audio encoding for up to 20 streams per frame; support for all common streaming protocols; and a six-port 3G/HD/SD distribution amplifier with support for fiber I/O via SFP cartridge.

The encoder supports metadata and audio embedding and an option for a bypass relay is also available, The encoder is designed for ready integration into facility-wide management and monitoring systems via Miranda’s iControl content monitoring and control platform.

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