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MLB Network places orders with Miranda and NVISION

Miranda Technologies and NVISION today announced that the Major League Baseball's 24-hour cable network, MLB Network, which is set to launch in January 2009, has ordered a Kaleido-X multi-image display system and an NVISION NV8576 Large-Matrix Digital Multi-Format Router for its new full-HD facility in New Jersey.

With the new system, the MLB Network will be able to monitor over 500 video inputs over more than 60 high quality multi-image display outputs. The multi-viewer/router integration means that users can display signals freely across multiple displays, without restrictions on signal position, repetition, format or aspect ratio. The system also offers dynamically updated UMDs using the router source labels, as well as reduced cabling and easier installation thanks to more streamlined hardware.

The monitoring displays will be installed in a number of areas at the new facility, including the Master Control, QC, and ingest rooms, as well as two large production control rooms.

"We'll be handling many more signals than people might think, in all flavours and formats. With a vast number and range of signals to manage, we needed a large, reliable monitoring system that could be easily configured," explains Mark Haden, Vice-President Engineering and IT, at MLB Network. "The Kaleido-X's on-screen mouse operation and powerful layout software allows direct source assignment from the NVISION router. Our operators will quickly be able to assign any source to any destination on the monitor wall. What's more, by recalling a layout, the router will be instantly reconfigured."