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Danmarks Radio installs Miranda iControl
Denmark’s national broadcaster, Danmarks Radio (DR), has deployed the largest iControl facility monitoring and control system in Europe at DR-Byen, an all-digital multimedia broadcasting house. The new DR-Byen facility will consolidate DR Radio, DR TV, DR Online and a concert hall, previously at 12 different addresses, and will be ready to go live in January 2007.
Miranda’s iControl will monitor four channels of television at DR-Byen (three transmission channels and a preview) and 35 services, including four FM radio channels plus eight regional radio contribution sites, as well as multiple DAB and Web-based streams. DR-Byen’s iControl system will focus on the processing and supervision of both incoming and outgoing transmission feeds, as well as health monitoring over TCP/IP of the infrastructure, including servers, routers, encoders, and decoders.
The iControl system at DR-Byen is closely linked to Miranda’s Kaleido-K2 multi-image display system, and it interfaces with a large volume of Miranda signal processing and distribution systems. Miranda’s frame synchronizers and cross converters will also handle signal processing at the new multimedia facility, based in Orestad, located just outside of Copenhagen.