News

News

This is a good page to visit if you want to find out what's been happening in the world of Crystal Vision recently.

Read about newly-launched products and additional features for existing products. Or discover how the products are helping broadcast engineers in our case studies.

Sometimes there's news on our staff and distributors - and more.

 

Cleaning the air

Cleanit profanity delay

Added 8th April 2019

New from Crystal Vision is Cleanit – a flexible and budget-friendly video and audio profanity delay system for live broadcasts. Cleanit allows a live content stream to be delayed by up to 20 seconds (in HD), giving the operator time to react and prevent the broadcast of unwanted or offensive video or audio material – from expletives to technical problems. Cleanit works with 3Gb/s, HD and SD video and with embedded audio as well as discrete AES and analogue audio, and is equally suited to traditional broadcasting and social media webcasts.

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NAB Show preview

Protecting broadcast PCs

Added 8th April 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our booth at the 2019 NAB Show, and showing you our latest IP and SDI products. You’ll find us in a new location this year – we’ve left the North Hall and can now be found on the main central aisle in the South Hall Lower. Manning Booth SL11513 will be Managing Director Philip Scofield, Head of Sales Stewart McGhie, Sales Manager Michael Hall, US Product Manager Chris McLendon and Product Manager Andrew King.

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Combining boards for powerful new functionality

Protecting broadcast PCs

Added 8th April 2019

It's now easier than ever to flexibly combine our boards to create powerful new functionality. VisionWeb virtual cards or the programmable LCD switches on our new smart button boxes can be used to create the exact functionality you need.

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News about board edge control

Protecting broadcast PCs

Added 8th April 2019

Crystal Vision has removed board edge control from some of its Indigo products. The majority of boards that featured a ten character alphanumeric display are no longer being fitted with the display and are therefore no longer controllable from the board edge. The display part has become obsolete and all frames now come with the free-of-charge VisionWeb web browser control, which is far more user-friendly than using the board edge.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 8th April 2019

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Greece, India, Qatar, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and USA.

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Why do broadcast systems need a media firewall?

IP media firewalls

Added 8th January 2019

There is currently a good deal of interest in firewalls for uncompressed video over IP. Creating an IP-based broadcast facility allows huge flexibility in the way the system is used and systems designers will create restrictions on their network to suit the individual requirements. If you use a standard IP switch as a firewall you are reliant on the correct rules having been entered into the system, whereas Crystal Vision's IP-IP-2022 (a software app running on the MARBLE-V1 media processor and used with SMPTE ST 2022 signals) automatically stops everything going through apart from video and audio – as well as including features which sort out all the issues that people are having. Using the IP-IP-2022 allows systems to connect together securely, with redundancy and with the knowledge that all network choices are available on both sides of the firewall. Where are we seeing requirements for a media firewall and what features does the perfect firewall need?

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Solving new SDI problems

Protecting broadcast PCs

Added 8th January 2019

The Safe Switch 3G intelligent and clean 2 x 2 fail-safe routing switch is finding new applications. Broadcasters are increasingly finding more and more uses for PCs – from automated playout using channel in a box systems to automatic generation of subtitles by processing the audio. PCs running Windows operating systems with broadcast graphics cards create powerful systems at a reasonable price – but users worry about their reliability. Putting a Safe Switch 3G in the system is allowing broadcasters to confidently use equipment that doesn't meet their quality of service requirement.

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Talk to us in 2019

2019 exhibitions

Added 8th January 2019

The benefits of exhibitions are many. Getting to know us in person, asking us detailed product questions not covered by our written documentation or telling us about your unusual requirements which might be perfect for our flexible MARBLE-V1 media processor. And more! You can see us at two shows in early 2019 – and we've moved location at both!

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 8th January 2019

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Greece, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam.

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IP and more at IBC

IP and more at IBC

Added 20th September 2018

Crystal Vision's MARBLE-V1 media processor and its initial software apps are approaching completion and should begin shipping later this year. It has taken time to create our IP platform – we have started from scratch and created a CPU/GPU processor and software platform, rather than simply modifying our SDI products with the addition of internal converters – and the result is the industry's most flexible IP solution. The broadcasters we have spoken to are very excited about the possibilities it offers.

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Flexible new security option for Indigo and Vision frames

SMPTE meeting

Added 20th September 2018

Crystal Vision has recently added flexible security to its Indigo and Vision frames, with the ability to switch off services that are not required. It is now possible for a user to disable all services except ping in order to prevent unwanted access to the frames. FTP, HTTP, SNMP and ASCII can be disabled on all our frames. SSH can also be disabled on the Vision frames and Statesman disabled on the Indigo frames. It is also possible to remove the Network Configuration, SNMP Configuration and Software Upgrade menus, should this be required.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 20th September 2018

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Pakistan, South Korea, Switzerland, UK, USA and Vietnam.

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