Crystal Vision’s IP Gateways at IBC 2017

IBC 2017 will see the formal release of Crystal Vision’s future-proof IP gateways, which combine video over IP hardware with flexible software-based processing. With features including status monitoring, clean switching, synchronising (including PTP support), delays and IP traffic shaping, the gateways will initially support the SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2022-7 protocols and can be easily reconfigured via a software upgrade to support SMPTE 2110 essence-based protocols.

The Crystal Vision SDI6-IP-VF encapsulates baseband SDI to IP to allow the transport of uncompressed video over 10GbE IP networks. It converts up to six HD/SD or three 3Gb/s SDI input connections and allows flexible assignment of the converted flows to either of the two output 10GbE links; alternatively the second 10GbE link can be configured for SMPTE 2022-7 redundant streaming. The IP-SDI6-VF de-encapsulates baseband SDI from 10GbE IP networks. It converts to six HD/SD or three 3Gb/s SDI output connections, with flexible assignment of the converted flows from either of the two input 10GbE links; alternatively the second 10GbE link can be configured for SMPTE 2022-7 redundant input streaming. 

Initially supporting the SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2022-7 protocols, which are ideal for long-haul and pass-through applications, the flexible platform means that the IP gateways and IP-to-IP translator can be easily reconfigured via a software upgrade for the new standards as they emerge - including essence-based SMPTE 2110, which is ideal for playout and studio applications.

Vision 1 1RU Frame

Making its world debut at IBC will be the Vision 1 1U frame, which brings further flexibility and choice to the Vision frame system by providing 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 currently houses the company's IP gateways as well as the 12 video and audio core interface cards from the Vision range which provide more outputs than Crystal Vision has ever offered before. 

Crystal Vision has further improved the live operation of its Safire 3 real-time chroma keyer, with recent enhancements to the VisionPanel universal control panel. Currently enjoying its highest level of popularity to date and benefitting from Crystal Vision's acclaimed support and five year warranty, Safire 3 is ideal for applications from weather to immersive virtual studios, with support for resolutions from SD to 1080p and including features such as lighting compensation, colour correction and video delay. 

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