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April 17, 2012

Miranda Technologies Chooses Rovi's High-Quality MainConcept Codecs

By Tanya Palta, TMCnet Contributing Writer

The Rovi MainConcept SDK has been chosen by Miranda Technologies (News - Alert) to support its content preparation, management, and playout solutions. Those unfamiliar with Miranda Technologies would be interested to know that the company supplies infrastructure systems to television broadcast, cable, and satellite, and IPTV (News - Alert) industry.

The reason the MainConcept SDK was zeroed in on was because of its versatility and adaptability regarding codecs and formats. It is also believed to help in improving numerous Miranda’s products. The iTX, which is an IT-based automated playout platform for multi-format content delivery for linear and on-demand television is one such product. Some other products include the Vertigo Suite; a broadcast news graphics automation system and the Enterprise Suite; an efficient content preparation and workflow automation solution.

"The MainConcept SDK will contribute to our ability to help customers enhance their facilities while generating additional revenue, reducing costs and risks, and streamlining operations," said Stephane Blondin, director of product management, Workflow and Playout, for Miranda. "In addition to supporting the broad range of professional video formats we use, Rovi can quickly adapt to support the latest codecs and formats, making it a simpler, more efficient process for us to update our existing systems."

"Miranda's customers are leading broadcast facilities that require the highest caliber of content production, playout and delivery, and the MainConcept SDK is a complementary, customizable solution to support Miranda's product suite and help them satisfy customers' needs," said Dirk Peters, vice president, sales, Rovi. "A diverse group of industries, ranging from broadcasting and film to security, healthcare, and beyond, have discovered the value that the MainConcept SDK brings to a variety of applications, products and services."

Rovi's MainConcept SDK has an advantage over the competition, since it delivers a common API, which allows developers to add MainConcept codecs and streaming technologies into their current digital media products and workflows. The MainConcept SDK also offers high-quality encoding and supports all the latest processors, operating systems, and major international codec standards.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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