Belden-owned broadcasting technology provider Miranda Technologies has acquired UK-based captioning and subtitling specialist Softel.
In addition to its Swift line of subtitling and captioning products, Softel supports interactive television and second screen applications via the MediaSphere suite of products, and MPEG ad insertion capabilities with its Oliver product. Softel also provides solutions for ancillary data processing, audio/video description and Teletext.
“Captioning is a critical component of the playout chain, and one that is often difficult to manage,” said Marco Lopez, Miranda’s president. “By introducing Softel’s technology into the Miranda portfolio and directly integrating it into our iTX solution, we’ll present broadcasters with further efficiencies, not only in the purchase process, but also during deployment and in post-sale support as well. Miranda will continue to support the full Softel solutions suite and honor all Softel partner agreements.”