NBC Olympics’ Production Of The 2014 Olympic Winter Games In Sochi To Utilize Miranda Technologies For Signal Processing, Monitoring And Control Solutions

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Solutions will enable NBC Olympics to efficiently manage and monitor the large number of signals acquired from all venues during its coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Games

Last Updated: February 4, 2014 5:09 pm GMT
(Montreal, Canada--February 4, 2014) Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, has been selected to provide a wide array of Densité modular signal processing, iControl control and monitoring solutions, and Kaleido multiviewers to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, from February 6-February 23. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, Senior Vice President, Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Marco Lopez, President, Miranda Technologies.

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,

Lopez said, “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. 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.”

Mazza said: “This is our fifth consecutive Games working with Miranda Technologies. 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.

About NBC Olympics
A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.
For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Sochi Olympics, please visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/

About Miranda Technologies
For over 23 years, Miranda Technologies, http://www.miranda.com has been a leading worldwide provider of hardware and software solutions for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry. Its solutions span the full breadth of television operations, including production, playout and delivery. With a wealth of experience in delivering IT-based and traditional television systems, Miranda leverages its expertise to create the highest quality solutions available and delivers, deploys and supports them with a company-wide commitment to keeping the customer first. Miranda was acquired in July 2012 by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. and is the cornerstone of its broadcast division. Belden is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of cables, connectivity and networking products for many industries including broadcast, entertainment, consumer electronics, education, transportation and industrial automation. For more information, visit http://www.belden.com.

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