Miranda Technologies to roll out Xstation

Miranda Technologies will launch the Xstation HD/SD playout server with integral channel branding and playlist control at IBC2006.

Xstation builds upon Miranda’s high-performance Vertigo XG graphics processor and Xmedia Suite graphics automation applications. It offers full-featured playout, with graphics rendering, for dynamic control over long-form clips, commercial spots, tickers, crawls and more.

Xstation’s high-quality graphics engine allows an unlimited number of animated elements to be keyed individually at each layer. Xstudio, the graphics authoring application for Xstation, offers easy building of branding templates and graphics creation, along with data interfacing for applications such as weather updates and news crawls. It features a keyframe animation editor and timeline control for real-time animation playback.

Xplay is the playout automation application that features a highly graphical interface with a preview of upcoming events, including bugs and crawls. Xstation can run as a stand-alone, turnkey system using playlists created in Xbuilder, or it can use an existing third-party traffic system to trigger all primary and secondary events.

See Miranda at IBC stand 8.241, or visit www.miranda.com/xstation.