Mixed Signals and Miranda Partner to Deliver Industry’s Most Comprehensive Video Monitoring Solution

Integrated Solution Enables Video Service Providers to Ensure Viewers’ Optimal Quality of Experience

Mixed Signals

Here at Cable-Tec Expo 2009, Mixed Signals, Inc., the leading provider of digital content monitoring solutions, and Miranda Technologies, a manufacturer of high-performance hardware and software for the television broadcast industry, announced today a joint solution that enables video service providers to ensure an exceptional quality of experience (QoE) for viewers. The solution is a pairing of Mixed Signals’ award-winning Sentry® digital content monitor with Miranda’s proven iControl Quality of Experience monitoring system, to create a complete and cost-effective monitoring solution.

“Partnering with Miranda expands the reach of Sentry into other vertical markets, including broadcasters and content providers, where Miranda has established a well-deserved reputation for excellence,” said Eric Conley, CEO of Mixed Signals. “With Miranda, we can offer an enhanced QoE monitoring solution to the industry and expand our customer base, which already includes nine of the top 10 major U.S. MSOs.”
With the Mixed Signals and Miranda integrated solution, video service providers can cost-effectively and visually track service quality, from end to end in real time across hundreds of programs, and perform the following:

  • Monitor video service quality and manage operations based on viewers’ actual video and audio QoE
  • Set different priority alerts based on how much and how long customers are impacted by video and audio errors
  • Track subscribers’ QoE by service (or program) from acquisition to the network edge
  • Make timely decisions on fail over to minimize customer impact and increase service up time
  • Simplify operations by pinpointing the source of the problem and reducing the amount of alerts generated

“By partnering with Mixed Signals, we’ve strengthened our Quality of Experience monitoring by offering a broader and more comprehensive array of electronic monitoring capabilities,” says Marco Lopez, Senior Vice-President, Interfacing, Monitoring and Control at Miranda. “The Miranda iControl monitoring and Network Management System will combine the rich monitoring solution of Mixed Signals, along with Miranda’s deep visual probing technology, reducing the MTTR to resolve subscriber impacting problems.”

The joint solution will be available through Miranda, and will be on demonstration in booth #1060 at this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, Colorado, October 28-30.

About Miranda Technologies
Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT) develops, manufactures and markets high-performance hardware and software for the television broadcast industry. Its solutions are purchased by content creators, broadcasters, specialty channels and television service providers to enable and enhance the transition to a complex multi-channel digital and HD broadcast environment. This equipment allows customers to generate additional revenue while reducing costs through more efficient distribution and management of content as well as the automation of previously manual processes. Miranda employs approximately 560 people at its Montreal headquarters and in its facilities located in Wallingford (UK), Grass Valley (California, USA), Springfield (New Jersey, USA), Paris (France), Tokyo (Japan), Zaltbommel (Netherlands), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Beijing (China) and Hong Kong. Miranda is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.miranda.com.

About Mixed Signals
Mixed Signals provides the most comprehensive and scalable digital content monitoring solutions from the source to the edge including digital services, transport streams, ad insertion, switched digital video, video on demand and interactive content. Mixed Signals’ innovative products offer unparalleled visibility into video streams and digital services in real time. The Company’s products are known for their ease of use and deliver critical intelligence about overall network transport stream behavior, trending analyses, and actionable alerts when anomalies are detected. More than any other product on the market today, Mixed Signals monitoring solutions enable cable and satellite television operators, broadcasters, content aggregators and IPTV providers to simplify deployments of new services and applications, and to future-proof and maximize the return on the investment in their digital networks.

For more information visit www.mixedsignals.com or call 310.227.8620.


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