An Nvision router and other gear from Miranda are at the heart of the international broadcast of the United Nations Change Conference (COP15), Dec. 7-18 in Copenhagen, Miranda said.
To provide the COP15 TV/radio media infrastructure and management, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded the Host Broadcaster Contract to a three-way partnership group, consisting of TV 2|DANMARK, Danmon Systems Group and East Productions.
The Miranda equipment at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen was installed by Danmon Systems Group, and is used in the infrastructure of an International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) for journalists and media staff of the television and radio broadcasters. A media city with 160 workspaces for broadcasters has been built, each of which has the facilities needed to receive live video and audio from the two plenary rooms and from five press conference rooms. The infrastructure also handles connectivity to a TV studio, many stand-up positions, wireless cameras, radio cabins, editing facilities and satellite uplinks/downlinks webcasting, SNG trucks and international feeds.
Primary routing during the event is being performed with an Nvision 8280 3Gbps/HD/SD Enterprise Class Router together with a VSM router control system. This router can be configured to offer a matrix of up to 288×576 and provides flexible control with a high level of resilience.
The router system feeds a large Densite HD/SD signal processing infrastructure, which involves nearly 100 frames and several hundred interfacing cards. This system includes Miranda’s latest interfacing products including the XVP-3901-FS 3Gbps/HD/SD frame synchronizer/ARC and audio processor, along with a large number of fiber conversion and video/audio distribution cards.
The installation in the Bella Center includes an extensive fiber backbone and an estimated 180 kilometers of video/audio cable, feeding approximately 4,400 individual outputs, according to Danmon Systems Group’s Project Manager Peter Thomsen.