Miranda Technologies signal processing, monitoring, control solutions used by NBC Olympics
Miranda Technologies is providing a wide array of Densité modular signal processing, iControl control and monitoring solutions, and Kaleido multiviewers to NBC Olympics during its production of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.NBC will use Miranda’s solutions to help manage and prepare the huge number of signals the Broadcast Operations Center will receive from the various venues. Using Miranda’s new Streaming Media Encoder (SME) card, NBC will create a closed-circuit IPTV monitoring system to view critical signals from any location equipped with an IP or WiFi connection, giving easier access to more members of the broadcast team.
The production of NBC’s telecast, as well as feeds provided for all of NBCUniversal networks and worldwide partner broadcasts, will be managed using a series of Miranda infrastructure components, including the Densité XVP-3901 up/down/cross converter. Broadcast signal feeds will be expertly controlled by NBC operators using critical information powered by Miranda’s iControl automated monitoring and award-winning Kaleido multiviewers,
“This is our fifth consecutive Games working with Miranda Technologies,” says David Mazza, Senior Vice President, Engineering, NBC Olympics. “We’ve grown to trust and rely on the stability and flexibility of their infrastructure, control and monitoring solutions. They have become a critical partner who is key to our continued success in bringing our Olympic coverage to the networks of NBCUniversal.”
Kaleido-X units will be used to drive displays in multiple environments, including the Operations Center, control rooms and monitoring rooms, while Kaleido-X16 and KMV units will be used for other applications, such as smaller-scale monitoring workflows and for providing thumbnails for web streams. Additionally, the new SME-1901 streaming media encoder will be used for convenient confidence monitoring throughout the broadcast center.
“Our solutions are optimized for the rigors of fast-paced, live events, when there’s extreme pressure to perform efficiently with the highest levels of quality,” says Marco Lopez, President, Miranda Technologies. “NBC Olympics’ continued confidence in our solutions for the highest-profile sporting event in the world is testament to the quality of our solutions and the support we provide. We’re proud to be part of their team of trusted suppliers.”