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.

 

An alternative view of IP at SMPTE meeting

SMPTE meeting

Added 16th July 2018

Crystal Vision hosted its SMPTE regional meeting on "Making SMPTE 2110 installations work" during the evening of Tuesday 15th May. Such was the appeal of this topic that over 60 people had registered, with UK broadcasters, systems integrators and manufacturers travelling from all over the UK to be there. It seems clear that people are realising that, in the very near future, everyone that puts broadcast systems together will need to know how to put an IP system together.

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Watch the SMPTE meeting video

SMPTE meeting video

Added 16th July 2018

If you're disappointed that you were unable to attend our SMPTE meeting in person, we have the next best thing. The edited recording of the SMPTE meeting is now available on our website or on our YouTube channel. Great to watch if you need convincing that an IP system can really be simple, or you want to find out more about dealing with the challenges presented by SMPTE ST 2022 and 2110. The professionally shot, hour-long video features the presentation given by Richard Lawrence and Philip Scofield, followed by the Q&A session with the attending broadcast engineers. So you can hear exactly what we had to say, as well as discover what questions people are asking about IP.

 

Previewing the TAB Show in Texas

TAB Show 2018

Added 16th July 2018

Crystal Vision will be exhibiting at the 2018 TAB Annual Convention and Trade Show on 2nd August in Austin, Texas. Taking place at the JW Marriott hotel, the TAB show is the largest state broadcast meeting in the USA with over 100 companies showcasing their products and services and more than 1,200 registrants. Crystal Vision will be co-exhibiting with its Central United States rep, Paradigm Marketing Group (PMG), on Booth 808 right by the front entrance.

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New distributor for Australia

Interface Technologies Australia

Added 16th July 2018

Interface Technologies Australia is the new Crystal Vision distributor for Australia. Based in Roseville, New South Wales, Interface Technologies Australia specialises in solutions for digital TV including digital stream analysis and logging, digital ad insertion, DSNG encoders and receivers and transport of SDI, ASI and Ethernet over fibre.

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Meet our new Sales Administrator

Sue Bradshaw

Added 16th July 2018

Sue Bradshaw joined Crystal Vision in April as Part-Time Sales Administrator, providing maternity cover for Robyn Tate. Sue has settled in very quickly helped by this being a similar role to her previous job which she held for 27 years. Sue works mornings alongside our other Sales Administrator Elaine Mingay with them sharing all the sales admin tasks between them.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 16th July 2018

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Austria, Greece, Israel, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA.

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Introducing the SMPTE 2110 apps

2110 apps

Added 29th March 2018

Crystal Vision's IP products are software apps which run on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware the industry's most flexible solution to video over IP. At the 2018 NAB Show we will be previewing the three ST 2110 apps IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2110 and an IP to IP translator for making adjustments to IP flows.

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New features and new price for Safire 3

Safire 3

Added 29th March 2018

Crystal Vision has significantly reduced the price of its Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer. It is now cheaper than the Ultimatte 12. Used by some of the most prestigious broadcasters in the world for adding realism to any virtual set, the new pricing makes Safire 3's high quality chroma keying available now to systems that previously had to rely on the lower quality chroma keyer in their mixers and makes everybody's equipment budget go further.

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Previewing the NAB Show

2018 NAB Show preview

Added 29th March 2018

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our booth at the 2018 NAB Show, which runs between 9th and 12th April. We've got a great location, on Booth N2516 at the front of the North Hall. The NAB Show provides a great opportunity to discuss your IP problems and how we might be able to help.

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SMPTE meeting in May: Making SMPTE 2110 installations work

SMPTE meeting

Added 29th March 2018

Crystal Vision will be hosting its next SMPTE meeting at Whittlesford on the evening of Tuesday 15th May. In "Making SMPTE 2110 installations work" our Principal Software Engineer/System Architect Richard Lawrence will explain how some of the problems of putting together a live media IP installation can be solved, covering topics such as network security, compatibility between equipment suppliers, firewalls and other network issues and new methods of monitoring.

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Who's buying what

Who's buying what

Added 29th March 2018

Find out who has been placing orders with us in the last few months, which includes customers from Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, India, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam.

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