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two-logos-for-miranda-release-cropped.JPG Miranda partners with AmberFin to add ingest functionality to playout server solution

NAB, LAS VEGAS, April 21, 2009 – AmberFin today announces that Miranda Technologies has signed an OEM agreement to incorporate and resell AmberFin’s industry-leading iCR ingest functionality as part of its playout server offering. As a result of this agreement, Miranda customers will receive significant benefits including best-in-class multi-format SD/HD ingest, ultra-reliability, easy integration and multi-vendor interoperability.

“We chose to partner with AmberFin and bundle its ingest functionality with our own playout solution due to its easy integration, modularity and flexibility in matching the needs of our customers,” says David Jones, Senior Vice-President Playout and Graphics at Miranda. “With the addition of AmberFin technology to our playout server line, we are now able to offer our customers the ingest capabilities they need today, whether tape or file, as well as the reassurance that we can incorporate new functionality as their needs grow and change.”

“We are pleased to have Miranda join our global OEM partnership program, and we are confident our partnership will prove to be both long and fruitful,” says Jeremy Deaner, CEO of AmberFin. “Our goal is to continue to build our presence in the playout server market, while offering compelling technology solutions that adapt and adequately address the needs of our OEM partners and enable them to better respond to ever-changing demands and industry market forces.”

About AmberFin iCR

AmberFin’s iCR software delivers superior image quality for HD/SD ingest, video conversion and transcoding through its multiple Emmy award-winning image processing techniques. AmberFin’s leading integrated quality control (QC), automation, asset management and tight integration with industry standard storage also offers a unique path for content owners and partners looking to reduce the costs associated with managing and distributing media for multiple revenue-generating platforms.

AmberFin will be exhibiting on stand SU4323 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas from April 20-23, 2009 and will be available to demonstrate iCR 4.5 and illustrate how it plays a key role in the digitization and repurposing of content for market-leading companies including Sony, NBA, Turner Broadcasting, BT, Channel 4, RTM and Warner Brothers.

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About AmberFin

AmberFin enables content owners to maximize the value of their TV, film and video content, from capture through to distribution, while increasing revenues, reducing costs, saving time and eliminating incompatibility issues. AmberFin iCR, with four-time Emmy-award winning technology, plays a key role in turning the content that owners have into the content their customers want. As an open standard, future proof platform that digitizes and transforms new and archived content, AmberFin iCR delivers the best quality pictures at smaller file sizes across multiple delivery platforms, including the Internet, VoD, TV, mobile and other small screen devices. AmberFin already has 100s of iCR systems in the field, and is trusted by some of the world’s most prestigious companies including Sony, NBA, Turner Broadcasting, BT, Channel 4, RTM and Warner Brothers, managing the digitization and repurposing of their content.

Privately held by Advent Venture Partners, AmberFin is, headquartered in Basingstoke, UK. More information is available at: www.amberfin.com

About Miranda

Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) develops, manufactures and markets high-performance hardware and software for the television broadcast industry. Its solutions are purchased by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to enable and enhance the transition to a complex multi-channel digital and HDTV broadcast environment. This equipment allows customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through the more efficient distribution and management of content as well as the automation of previously manual processes. Miranda employs over 600 people at its Montréal headquarters, and in its offices located in Grass Valley (CA, USA), Springfield (New Jersey, USA), Wallingford (UK), Paris (France), Zaltbommel (Netherlands), Dubai (UAE), Tokyo (Japan), Hong Kong, and Beijing (China). Miranda became a public company on December 8, 2005 and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.miranda.com.

AmberFin media contacts:

Jaime Tero

GBC for AmberFin

(415) 989-9803

jaimet@gbc-usa.com

Kirstyn Langford (UK)

Hotwire for AmberFin

amberfin@hotwirepr.com

+44 (0) 207 608 2500

Miranda Technologies media contacts:

Neil Sharpe

Telephone: +1 760-846-3203

neil.sharpe@miranda.com

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