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Miranda wins Emmy Award for its AFD aspect ratio control technology

by david.nunes



Miranda wins Emmy Award for its AFD aspect ratio control technology




Montreal – September 29, 2011 – Miranda Technologies Inc. (TSX: MT), a worldwide provider of production, playout and delivery systems for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industries, today announced that it has won an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its part in the development and standardization of the aspect ratio control technology called Active Format Description (AFD).




The Emmy Award for Technology & Engineering will be presented to Miranda at the CES show in Las Vegas in January 2012. This is in recognition of the company’s work in pioneering, developing and deploying aspect ratio control technology for television facilities worldwide.




“We’re delighted that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has chosen to highlight our role in the development of AFD”, says Strath Goodship, CEO at Miranda. “We work very closely with our clients and other vendors with this type of project, and therefore we’re pleased to share this honour with the much wider team that has contributed so much to our efforts”.




Active Format Description (AFD) was developed to simplify and automate aspect ratio conversion of 16:9 and 4:3 programming to ensure optimal on-air presentation. It avoids the need for complex co-ordination of broadcast automation and traffic systems to manage the aspect ratio of programs. AFD has now been adopted and standardized by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).




Another Emmy Award has recently been won by Miranda’s Alex Gallico, Senior Project Manager, for his on-site development and technical support at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. He will receive a 2010 Sports Emmy in the Outstanding Technical Team Studio category.





About Miranda


Miranda Technologies is a leading worldwide provider of hardware and software solutions for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry.  Its solutions span the full breadth of television operations, including production, playout, and delivery.


With a wealth of experience in delivering IT-based and traditional television systems, Miranda is uniquely positioned to help customers enhance their facilities, while generating additional revenue, reducing costs and streamlining operations.  


For over 21 years, Miranda’s growth has been driven by continuous innovation, along with close customer partnerships focused on helping clients achieve their business objectives. To deliver this support, Miranda employs approximately 690 people globally, in both developed and emerging markets. Miranda’s head office is located in Montreal, and it has regional facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China. A public company since December 2005, Miranda’s shares (MT:TSX) are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.  More information on the Company can be found at www.miranda.com .




Miranda Technologies contacts:


Susie Haldar: +44 79205 32593



Neil Sharpe: +1 760 846 3203





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