Miranda iControl at Encompass Digital Media Limited

Date: 07/09/2012
IBC, Amsterdam, Stand 8.D41 Miranda Technologies, a brand of Belden Inc., a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, announced today the installation of its iControl advanced content monitoring and control platform at Encompass Digital Media Limited (EDML) in London.
 
Encompass provides playout and origination services for cable channels, television station owners and operators, sports leagues, civilian government and military sectors. In addition, Encompass offers distribution, master control and content management services. The company recently invested in new, state-of-the-art technical facilities at its Stephen Street, London location to enhance its quality of service to clients.
 
Our business is technology intensive, and we needed an intuitive tool to monitor the health of a complex, multicomponent system from playout to distribution, commented Ian Whitfield, managing director of Encompass London. As part of our commitment to further augment our market position in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, we selected Mirandas iControl system. Weve invested significantly in our facility to make it best-in-class, and we think iControl is a sophisticated, best-in-class product. 
Mirandas iControl is a highly advanced signal and facility monitoring system that enables operators to instantly review the status of their entire facility and quickly detect, diagnose and initiate repair of any problems that arise. This results in operational efficiencies while simultaneously ensuring a higher Quality of Experience for viewers.
 
The monitoring, alarm status and control solution is operated via iControl GUI touch screens. The touch screens provide configurable alternate views to any one of four operational, or two engineering, positions to monitor and control channels running through the facilitys multiple transmission chains. Audio is a significant component for EDML as its plays out multi-language and subtitling services, also monitored and controlled with iControl.
 
Whitfield adds, What we like about iControl is that it readily integrates with all of the existing technologies in our facility. With the complexities of playout, products that integrate well with third-party technology are central to success. Miranda understands this need and offers iControl as a solution. Were already looking to add even more devices for monitoring and control as we expand our channel count. EDML currently provides origination and transmission services for 60 channels, and the facility is designed to scale to over 200.
 
EDML utilizes Mirandas Densit© LGK cards, a channel branding processor that provides iControl GUIs with a thumbnail view of all content passing through the system. In addition to Mirandas array of software and services, the NVISION router, Kaleido X16 and Kaleido IP multiviewers play an important role in EDMLs playout workflow.
 
Whitfield concludes, With any technology or service provider its important to know that youre getting support from the entire organization and this has certainly been true with Miranda. They are working very closely with us to further finesse iControl for our specific needs. Given our firm commitment to improvement and innovation now and in the future, I can see us working with Miranda for years to come.
 
Micky Edwards, Mirandas vice president of sales in EMEA, said, Playout providers such as Encompass are an ideal fit for Miranda. Our products and services are specifically designed to provide the level of power, control and reliability that our playout customers value so highly.
 
Encompass is an excellent example of a playout provider that has ultimate scalability, perfectly poised to seamlessly expand in the future.
Additional information can be found at www.miranda.com


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