Miranda has added an IP simulcast output to its channel-in-a-box solution iTX, helping broadcasters streamline their multiplatform workflows.
The IP simulcast output is a mezzanine-encoded IP signal output that lives next to the standard SDI channel output on the iTX hardware, meaning an extra downstream encoder isn’t needed. Miranda will be showing off the new feature this week in Amsterdam at the 2013 IBC Show.
Once iTX encodes the IP stream, it emanates directly from iTX to an emission-level encoder/transcoder for distribution to multiple platforms including on the web and over-the-top devices. Elemental Live is one of the transcoders that is now integrated with iTX.
“Because the iTX simulcast output – either MPEG-2 or H.264 – leverages the power of an IP infrastructure that is for many already in place, the headaches of dedicated SDI cabling and distribution are sharply reduced,” Dave Stollery, Miranda VP, said in a statement. “By removing an interim step and a potential failure point in the workflow, we create an unobstructed, straight-line route to fast and efficient playout to a multitude of devices.”