NAB 2012: Miranda To Launch New NV8140 Router
Miranda Technologies will launch its new NV8140 router. The NV8140 router extends Miranda’s NV8500 Enterprise Class router series by offering the advanced features of an enterprise class router, such as redundant power supplies, control cards and crosspoints, in a rectangular 144 x 288 matrix that is just 8RU and is ideal for the space constraints of mobile production and smaller studios.
“The continuing pressure to expand the capabilities of the production environment while fitting within the same space and power footprint are market realities,” says Bob Hudelson, Miranda’s vice president, Routers. “The NV8140 addresses both of these concerns. Its compact size mitigates the space problem and also eliminates the need to purchase what would likely be a larger, more expensive system. In addition to its highly integrated design, the beauty of the NV8140 is that it makes no compromise on the proven reliability and performance of our NV8500 series and includes all of its benefits, including redundant power supplies, control cards and crosspoints.”
The NV8140’s crosspoint redundancy protects all signal paths, including multiviewer outputs, and all outputs are fully SMPTE 3Gbps compliant. Its cooling design is highly engineered and supremely efficient with front to back airflow and easily serviceable fan trays. Flexibility is assured because all output, control card, crosspoint, fans and power supply modules, including passive rear modules, are compatible with other products in the NV8500 range, which includes four other frame sizes ranging from 144 x 144 up to 1152 x 1152. Miranda’s modules provide additional economies because they can be effortlessly transferred to other routers in the NV8500 range for reconfiguration on the fly, therefore enabling a multi-router facility to significantly reduce the number of spares typically required.
Hudelson adds, “Production truck and small studio environments can present considerable challenges that often force compromises in production value. We think broadcasters can benefit from this ‘big’ small router. It provides them valuable space efficiency, and it’s packed with functionality and serviceability typically seen in a larger