Kaleido-X selected for Italian HD OB truck

Miranda Technologies has won an order from Italian television and satellite systems provider Videe for its Kaleido-X product. The new Kaleido will be installed in Unit 10, Videe's new high definition OB truck.

The 12 camera truck will be used to cover a wide mix of major sporting and musical events in the months ahead. Based around Miranda's Kaliedo-X multi-image display system the truck has 96 video inputs across nine 46" plasma screens, including camera feeds, satellite feeds, external OB vehicle feeds, VTRs and AVS recordings.

Each Kaleido-X output can be controlled completely independently via remote panels or on-screen mouse control from the truck's audio, production and vision control desks. The monitoring layouts are customisable to suit different productions for greater flexibility, while the XEdit multi-room layout editor ensures that content from multiple sources can be shared between multiple operators.

"We're aiming to be one of the premium provider of outside broadcast technology in Europe', said Bruno Mercuri, Director of Operations at Videe. 'We're upgrading our equipment to achieve this, starting with the introduction of our new Outside Broadcast Unit 10. We needed an advanced multi-image monitoring system for the truck, which is already handling HD video and multi-channel audio. Kaleido-X's effective multi-operator control and outstanding image quality made it the obvious choice."