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NEWS WHAT'S ON? Signal processing, monitoring and control solutions N BC are using Miranda’s solutions to help manage and prepare the huge number of signals the Broadcast Operations Center will receive from the various venues at the Winter Games. Using Miranda’s new Streaming Media Encoder (SME) card, NBC will create a closed- circuit IPTV monitoring system to view critical signals from any location equipped with an IP or WiFi connection, giving easier access to more members of the broadcast team. The production of NBC’s telecast, as well as feeds provided for all of NBC Universal networks and worldwide partner broadcasts, will be managed using a series of Miranda infrastructure components, including the Densit© XVP-3901 up/down/cross converter. Broadcast signal feeds will be expertly controlled by NBC operators using critical information powered by Miranda’s iControl automated monitoring and award- winning Kaleido multiviewers,  http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox. com/ Olympic Winter Games utilize five Artemis Consoles C alrec Audio has been selected to provide five Artemis Consoles to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. NBC Olympics has purchased two 64-fader Artemis Shine consoles and augmented its arsenal by renting a further 40-fader and two 24-fader Artemis Beam consoles from Calrec. Additionally, Calrec is supplying many stageboxes in digital, analog, and MADI formats to fulfill the I/O requirements. Calrec is also providing NBC Olympics with on-site engineering support prior to and during the Games. Calrec has been supporting NBC Olympics with on-site engineers since the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 and is proud to have been part of two Emmy® Award- winning teams for NBC Olympics’ coverage in 2010 and 2012. Video infrastructure in U.S and Russia to power highlights factory H armonic the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, was selected to provide its Harmonic® MediaGrid shared storage and Spectrum™ MediaDeck™ integrated media playout server systems to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.   NBC Olympics will use the Harmonic solution to support a “highlights factory” in which staff based at the broadcaster’s Stamford, Conn., facility will very quickly access event footage captured in Russia, create highlights clips, and make them available to mobile devices and computers. This wide-area production model facilitates cost-effective content creation by allowing NBC Olympics to maintain a significant portion of its operation in the United States. 20 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 86 FEBRUARY 2014