Miranda debuts iTX IP simulcast output

Belden-owned Miranda Technologies will use IBC to debut new IP simulcast output functionality for its iTX playout platform.

The simulcast output is a mezzanine-encoded IP signal output that resides alongside the standard SDI channel output on the iTX hardware. The production of the encoded stream within iTX improves playout efficiency because this step traditionally has required an additional downstream encoder, according to Miranda.

According the company, the encoded stream can emanate directly from iTX to an emission-level encoder/transcoder for simple distribution of programming bound for multiple platforms, such as Web and OTT. One such transcoder is Elemental Live, which is being demonstrated in an integrated workflow with iTX on Miranda’s stand at IBC.

Dave Stollery, Miranda’s vice president, workflow and playout, said, “Because the iTX simulcast output – either MPEG-2 or H.264 – leverages the power of an IP infrastructure that is for many already in place, the headaches of dedicated SDI cabling and distribution are sharply reduced. By removing an interim step and a potential failure point in the workflow, we create an unobstructed, straight-line route to fast and efficient playout to a multitude of devices.”

In addition to the new IP output, Miranda will also be featuring several new enhancements to iTX including version 1.1 of iTX Render Service for Adobe After Effects CS6 software.


Miranda will exhibit at IBC on stand 8.D41