Maidstone Studios has completed a significant technology upgrade, and has installed Miranda routers, control, multiviewers and cross-conversion equipment. Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent TV studio complex.
The upgrade package included two NVISION 8140 hybrid routers, dual NVISION 9000 control systems, two sets of Densité 3 frames populated with multiple Miranda Kaleido-Modular multiviewer cards and the XVP-3901 3Gbps/HD/SD up, down and cross-conversion platform.
“Miranda was highly proactive and provided an across-the-board solution to our requirements,” said Maidstone Studios’ CEO Rowland Kinch. “The tight timescale meant that the transition had to be seamless and the professional and timely response by Miranda enabled us to achieve our goals and get the studio back in operation as scheduled.”
The overall upgrade was completed within a three-week timeframe, and the Miranda products were installed in two of Maidstone’s five studios within nine days of the order. A technician was able to use the new system to record a pilot programme three days after installation.
Micky Edwards, Miranda’s vice president of sales in EMEA, said, “Maidstone Studios has an enviable reputation as a live HD and SD broadcast facility. With our technology at the heart of its five state-of-the-art studios, they can efficiently, confidently and cost-effectively continue to produce some of the UK’s premier programming.”