Miranda Takes Home Technology & Engineering Emmy for Role in AFD Development

Miranda Technologies, a worldwide provider of production, playout and delivery systems for the TV broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries, won an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its part in the development and standardization of the aspect ratio control technology called Active Format Description (AFD).

The Emmy Award for Technology & Engineering will be presented to Miranda at the CES show in Las Vegas in January 2012. This is in recognition of the company’s work in pioneering, developing and deploying aspect ratio control technology for television facilities worldwide.

“We’re delighted that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has chosen to highlight our role in the development of AFD”, says Strath Goodship, CEO at Miranda. “We work very closely with our clients and other vendors with this type of project, and therefore we’re pleased to share this honour with the much wider team that has contributed so much to our efforts”.

Active Format Description (AFD) was developed to simplify and automate aspect ratio conversion of 16:9 and 4:3 programming to ensure optimal on-air presentation. It avoids the need for complex co-ordination of broadcast automation and traffic systems to manage the aspect ratio of programs. AFD has now been adopted and standardized by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).

Another Emmy Award has recently been won by Miranda’s Alex Gallico, Senior Project Manager, for his on-site development and technical support at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. He will receive a 2010 Sports Emmy in the Outstanding Technical Team Studio category.