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.

Then there's often some news on our staff and distributors - and more.

 

1U frame for Vision

Vision1

Added 8th December 2017

Vision 1 brings further flexibility and choice to the Vision frame system by providing 1U housing for smaller projects involving up to four cards. Like the Vision 3 3U frame, Vision 1 has the ability to handle higher bandwidth signals including IP and 4K (as well as SDI), and will house the MARBLE-V1 media processor as well as the 12 video and audio core interface cards from the Vision range. In fact the driving force behind the creation of Vision 1 is the fact that IP gateway projects may involve just one or two cards at a time.

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Easy upgrade to 2110 with MARBLE-V1

MARBLE-V1

Added 8th December 2017

Crystal Vision's IP products are software apps which run on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware – the new standard for signal interface and processing. We had great meetings at IBC, where visitors were clearly excited about the possibilities that MARBLE-V1 offers. They liked the fact that SMPTE ST 2022 apps can easily be replaced with ST 2110 apps.

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Safire 3 helps LA7 create unique visual style

Faccia a Faccia

Added 8th December 2017

Italian channel LA7 has selected four Safire 3 real-time chroma keyers for its new topical interview-style television programme Faccia a Faccia. LA7 – which is owned by Cairo Communication and based in Rome – wanted to produce a programme which had a unique visual style, where an enlarged version of the interviewee was projected up on the background wall of the studio. To achieve this required high quality chroma keyers (one for each of the four cameras) to avoid distracting artifacts that might otherwise occur.

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Where to see us in 2018

2018 exhibitions

Added 8th December 2017

We anticipate that 2018 is going to be an exciting year for exhibitions as we see more and more industry IP projects with a potential requirement for our unique app-based IP technology. The flexibility of our IP is such that products may even be created in response to conversations we have on these exhibition stands – this was certainly the case at the recent IBC where we gained inspiration from specific requirements.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 8th December 2017

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Germany, India, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UK and the USA.

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IP products = software apps

MARBLE-V1 and apps

Added 28th September 2017

IBC 2017 saw the formal release of Crystal Vision's future-proof IP gateways – software apps which run on a media processor. No other IP products make it quite so easy for your systems to grow and mature with the transition. You buy the MARBLE-V1 media processor and then buy the low-cost software app that provides the IP functionality you need. When you no longer need that functionality then you simply install a different app.

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The benefits of Safire 3

Safire 3 demos

Added 28th September 2017

Broadcast engineers are increasingly realising that Safire 3 offers the best solution for their real-time chroma keying requirements. Why? Safire 3 works with 31 video standards including 1080p, includes tools such as lighting compensation to solve common real world issues and is easy to set up and drive – with a simple intuitive workflow for setting up a key. Benefitting from responsive technical support and Crystal Vision's five year warranty, product training and out of warranty repairs are both available, while quick delivery comes from stock always being held.

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The hire benefits

Product hire

Added 28th September 2017

Did you know that our products are available to hire? We have previously hired products in response to specific requests from customers. With these requests becoming more frequent, we have built up a full range of hire stock and we are now therefore actively promoting product hire as a service we offer and we'll be adding it to the next price list.

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New distributor for Australia and New Zealand

Qunito Communications

Added 28th September 2017

Quinto is the new Crystal Vision distributor for Australia and New Zealand. Founded in the 1960s, Quinto is dedicated to the supply and support of high technology broadcast equipment and is committed to providing first class professional sales and technical support facilities to all customers.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 28th September 2017

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Belgium, Germany, India, Jordan, Poland, Spain, UK and the USA.

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Major upgrade for VisionPanel

VisionPanel upgrade news

Added 14th June 2017

June sees a major upgrade to our VisionPanel universal control panel, which improves the operation of the Safire 3 chroma keyer in a live situation as well as the general operation of all our boards. So what's new?

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Getting IP right

Getting IP right news

Added 14th June 2017

Our US Product Manager Chris McLendon reflects on the NAB reaction to our IP products...

"Each year, NAB is one of the most important events in our industry. From a Product Management standpoint, it has the added weight of a litmus test for new products and technologies that we have been toiling over for months. When we begin a new phase of development, we dive into standards, research, ask questions of customers, read more standards, do more research, and ask more questions. At some point, you have to put your head down and get to writing specifications and developing the technology. NAB is one time that you find out what you have gotten right and what you haven't.

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Crystal Vision expands US sales force

PMG and Emerald Communications news

Added 14th June 2017

Crystal Vision is delighted to announce that it has established two new manufacturer's reps in the USA, working closely with Crystal Vision's US Product Manager Chris McLendon. As the industry moves in new directions, such as IP and 4K, reaching out and informing dealers and end users about the innovative solutions that we have is more important than ever. PMG and Emerald Communications will both manage dealers and deal directly with end customers.

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Israel distributor appointed

Israel distributor news

Added 14th June 2017

Aran Electronics is the new Crystal Vision distributor for Israel. Founded in 1969 and with 20 employees based in Givataim, Aran Electronics is one of Israel's leading companies in designing, developing, marketing and supplying hi-tech integrated professional systems in the broadcast video, digital RF transmission, security and communications fields.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 14th June 2017

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, China, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, UK and the USA.

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