Miranda Multiviewers Drive Displays in CSP Mobile Productions’ HD2 OB Truck
Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, installed its Kaleido-Modular multiviewers in CSP Mobile Productions’ new “HD-2” outside broadcast truck.
Based in Saco, Maine, CSP specializes in sport and entertainment video productions for regional and network clients and its 53-foot truck was most recently deployed on behalf of ESPN for a season of Big East Conference NCAA basketball coverage.
According to CSP Mobile Productions President Len Chase, “We wanted a high-density unit because the truck needed 52 multiviewers. We considered a number of options and we had very specific needs regarding picture quality, energy efficiency and noise levels. After Miranda visited us to show what they could do for HD-2 with Kaleido-Modular, the decision was easy.”
Kaleido-Modular is a “multiviewer on a card” and the densest quad-split multiviewer available, ideal for production applications. CSP’s HD-2 truck benefits from Kaleido-Modular’s small form factor, which provides the ability to build a total of 20 quad splits using only 10 cards in a 3RU Densité frame.
Chase added, “A key benefit for us is that because the modular frame is so quiet we have mounted it in a rack close to our operators, which made cabling to monitors a breeze. We’re also impressed with the Kaleido’s ability to rapidly lock onto the appropriate format when an input format changes. Finally, even though we have a highly customized control system for our under-monitor displays, tallies, router switching and GPIs, Kaleido-Modular’s flexibility means that it works absolutely seamlessly with our existing controls.”
Miranda’s Scott Murray, Sr. Vice President, Core Products said, “Our multiviewer modular solutions are designed to ensure that operators have all the tools they need to operate the many small processors in each module while retaining the feel of a large monitor wall. The practical advantages of a small form factor, low power requirement and reduced weight make operators and engineers very happy, but those benefits are almost secondary to Kaleido-Modular’s ability to deliver the consummate functionality of our industry-leading Kaleido multiviewer range.”