CNBC Europe Purchases Miranda NVISION Audio Router

CNBC of Europe has ordered a Miranda NVISION 8500 Hybrid embedded audio router with integrated audio processing, as well as another Kaleido-X multi-viewer, for its London-based facility.

The NVISION 8500, which offers 3Gbps/3D/HD routing and high performance audio processing in a single frame, will replace CNBC’s existing routing infrastructure to provide a streamlined signal management operation and more effective redundancy. The router will integrate with the Kaleido-X multi-viewer system to offer flexible monitoring.

“Miranda is one of the very first vendors to introduce embedded audio routing technology to the market”, says Neil Burt, Head of Technology, EMEA at CNBC. “The new router will allow us to mix and match any video and audio combination we need, and will also offer much more efficient management of our embedded audio. The router’s multiple levels of redundancy were also very important to us, with our emphasis on up-to-the minute, live content”.

The NVISION 8500 Hybrid router integrates de-embedding, shuffling, break-away, and re-embedding in a single frame. This allows everyday signal processing tasks, like swapping program audio tracks, to be handled simply within the router frame. Advanced Hybrid router cards with audio processing can be mixed with regular input, crosspoint, and output cards to minimize costs.

CNBC will add an additional Kaleido-X multi-viewer to its existing multi-viewer system, which is used for monitoring in the studio control room and MCR. With the new router system, a total of 144 router outputs will be linked directly to the Kaleido multi-viewer system to drive 24 monitors across the entire station. The router’s rectangular matrix enables large multi-viewer installations to be supported without sacrificing the core square matrix outputs.

“By driving the multi-viewers directly from the router, we can give more flexibility to the operators”, says Burt. “If we need to make an urgent change, it can be performed with the click of a mouse. Operators can choose whichever source they want to see immediately, they can swiftly recall layout pre-sets, and also reconfigure the router. We no longer have to rely on engineers to do these tasks.”