03.28.2008 12:00 AM
WFLA Taps Miranda’s Kaleido-X for HD Upgrade
WFLA-TV (Tampa, Fla.), Media General’s flagship station, has installed a Kaleido-X multi-image display processor at its news center building in Florida as part of a station-wide upgrade to HD. The news center broadcasts six hours of news per day and produces programs for other Media General stations.
WFLA-TV’s new Kaleido-X replaces 62 CRT monitors, some redundantly showing the same source. The system is configured to display up to 48 sources across four 50-inch LCD screens, including HD, SD and composite video. The system allows the operators to send any source to any display, in any position, at any size, and in any resolution, without any source grouping restrictions.
“No issues arose whatsoever during set-up,” said Mark Schaefer, WFLA director of engineering. “We got the Kaleido-X working straight out of the box, so it was pretty much plug-and-play. The X-Edit layout software makes it easy for the team to configure the processor. We’ve even taught the directors how to use it, so they can do their own re-configuration from time to time.”
A single Kaleido-X frame can accept up to 96 video inputs, and provide up to eight multi-image outputs. Multiple frames can be connected to address large scale monitoring requirements. The multi-image outputs are fully independent, and the system can be easily configured for multi-room or multi-user environments. The Kaleido-X system uses Miranda’s patent pending image scaling technology.