Miranda Technologies rolls out new loudness monitor

With loudness on everyone in the broadcast industry’s mind, Miranda Technologies has rolled out a new IP-based loudness processing platform offering a cost-effective solution for multi-channel broadcasters.

Scott Murray, Miranda’s senior vice president, Core Products said, “Increasingly, broadcasters produce a large channel count that requires monitoring and correction for each audio channel to ensure quality of experience and meet loudness requirements. Unfortunately, that can be costly, particularly in baseband, for broadcasters of any size.

“The Axino range guarantees audio compliance at the compressed end of the signal path, ensuring no further anomalies can be reintroduced to already processed and compliant audio channels prior to distribution. Making that advanced processing available in the form of the Axino-400 ensures that those with more modest monitoring requirements can guarantee compliance without having to pay for processing power they don’t need.”

The Axino-400 retains the performance of the original Axino-410, which is a high-channel count solution for cable and satellite television operators, but uses a scaled-down server that addresses a reduced channel count and facilitates a more cost-effective solution.

Axino-400 enables broadcasters to monitor up to 40 channels from one device that will find and repair loudness irregularities using Miranda’s Automatic Loudness Control to ensure compliance with established loudness control mandates.

The measurement and correction processes are performed in real time with absolutely no effect on video quality. In addition, audio processing can be optimized by selecting loudness control profiles that best match the specific type of programming and the speed of reaction required.

The unit is extremely reliable, providing the highest level of resilience by virtue of dual power supplies, and dual transport stream input ports with automatic switchover. It is also capable of operating in full backup mode using 1+1 redundancy.