Miranda iTX installed at West Ohio Sports Net, TV 44.2

Miranda Technologies has announced a complete master control rebuild with Miranda’s iTX integrated playout platform at the core of WTLW TV44 and its second channel, the West Ohio Sports Net, TV 44.2, a full power, locally owned television station in Lima, Ohio.

The Miranda solution replaces aging analog equipment with an HD-ready workflow that supports file-based content and includes the iTX playout platform, an NVISION 8144 router with redundant NV9000 controllers, a dual-channel Vertigo character generator, Kaleido-X multiviewer and a Densité frame populated with Densité IRD cards.

The six components of the iTX solution include infrastructure in the form of iTX framework servers for centralised system services, central content storage, HD/SD SDI encoding, digital file ingest, playout of dual 720p streams with embedded AES audio multiplexed to WTLW’s transmitter, and controlled user access for any operation or service within the iTX system via three workstations.

Jeff Klingler, chief engineer at WTLW, says: “After considering solutions from several major vendors, we selected Miranda to provide the key components of our new system. Most stations of our size are affiliated with a network, with lots of airtime filled with content from a network feed. In our case, though, much of our content is locally produced. Before iTX, our workflow was missing a very important component and iTX has proven to be the tool we needed to assemble everything we produce and get it on air. Our on-air HD picture looks like a million bucks.”

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