October 6, 2011
Montreal – Miranda Technologies Inc. today announced that its Hybrid routing was used by IMG mediahouse (a unit of IMG worldwide), to simplify the signal management for its first major World Feed 3DTV broadcast of a Premiership football match, which took place 18 September between Manchester United and Chelsea FC. Based in West London, the IMG mediahouse broadcast facility recently installed a NVISION 8500 Hybrid routing system with integrated audio processing to serve three 3Gbps/HD studios for its live productions. This facility is also used for the BBC’s The Football League show and by ESPN for Barclays Premier League matches. “The Miranda system sits as the hub of this very busy live facility, and we’ve been delighted with its performance across our new production studios and galleries. We wanted to build in capability for 3D workflow, and this system has accommodated it seamlessly”, said Shane Warden, General Manager at IMG mediahouse. Miranda’s NVISION 8500 Hybrid router integrates de-embedding, shuffling, break-away and re-embedding within a single frame. This means that everyday signal processing tasks, like swapping program audio tracks, can now be handled simply within the router frame. Advanced Hybrid router cards with audio processing can be mixed with regular input and output cards to minimize system costs.