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Sony creates the ideal future for education and the workplace at ISE 2020 Posted: 12/02/2020
Sony creates the ideal future for education and the workplace at ISE 2020

Sony Professional Solutions Europe demonstrates a bold vision to create the ideal future for education and work at ISE 2020, as it reveals its latest AV and IT solutions. These include a new beamforming microphone MAS-A100 for lectures and presentations, an upgrade to the transformative workplace management solution with TEOS 2.2, and significant expansions to its laser projector line up.

The future of education:

Sony is expanding its range of advanced solutions for delivering, recording and streaming engaging presentations and video content in education environments. The MAS-A100 is a new IP-based ceiling beamforming microphone enabling flexible and creative “hands-free” lectures and presentations. 

The future of work:

TEOS 2.2 is the latest update allowing for more collaboration and flexibility. It uses the advances in IoT sensor technology to boost integration and unlock efficiencies with 20 new functionalities and features. The tailored Smart Automation is a new customisable Meeting Display interface and an intuitive Outlook integration for room booking, reception sign-in and content sharing.

The future of laser projection

From entry-level through to premium projectors, Sony offers a solution for any space and budget, whether in classrooms and conference venues or museums and churches. VPL-FHZ131L is the newest and brightest premium WUXGA projector from Sony, boasting outputs of 13,000lm. 

Tags: Sony | ISE | TEOS | VPL-FHZ131L | Edge Analytics | REA-C1000 | MAS-A100 | Crystal LED | TEOS 2.2 | UbiCast | future of work | future of broadcast | laser projection
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CRYSTAL VISION NOW SHIPPING IP GATEWAYS THAT WORK WITH BOTH ST 2022 AND ST 2110 Posted: 06/02/2020
CRYSTAL VISION NOW SHIPPING IP GATEWAYS THAT WORK WITH BOTH ST 2022 AND ST 2110

Crystal Vision has released three IP gateways which work with ST 2110 video as well as ST 2022, increasing their usefulness in broadcast systems. IP inputs and outputs are individually selectable between ST 2022 and ST 2110, allowing use with both protocols at the same time if required. Designed for transporting uncompressed video over 10GbE IP networks, Crystal Vision's IP gateways are software apps that run on the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and offer an extensive set of features that make it easy to get and keep IP systems working.

Tags: Crystal Vision | IP gateways | ST 2022 | ST 2110
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LTN Global Appoints General Managers for Its Niles Media and Crystal Divisions Posted: 28/01/2020
LTN Global Appoints General Managers for Its Niles Media and Crystal Divisions

LTN® Global, the global leader in broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, today announced two key executive appointments stemming from LTN's acquisition of Niles Media Group and Crystal Computer Corporation last year. Neil Harwell, co-founder of Niles Media Group, will serve as general manager for LTN's new Niles Media Division. Roger Franklin, who was president and CEO of Crystal Computer Corporation, will serve as general manager of LTN's new Crystal Division.

"Niles Media and Crystal have brought incredible talent and resources to LTN, and each company's record of success is a direct result of the dedication and leadership demonstrated by Neil and Roger," said Malik Khan, co-founder and executive chairman at LTN Global. "Together, we've already brought to market innovative new solutions that expand customer access to high-quality, high-performance production and delivery services, as well as added opportunity for content monetization. I look forward to an even brighter future as we take LTN into 2020."

 

Tags: LTN Global | Niles Media | Crystal Division | Neil Harwell | Roger Franklin | IP video transport
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LTN Global to Showcase Distribution and Addressable Advertising Capabilities at 2019 NAB Show New York Posted: 08/10/2019
LTN Global to Showcase Distribution and Addressable Advertising Capabilities at 2019 NAB Show New York

LTN® Global, the global leader in broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, will be exhibiting at the 2019 NAB Show New York (Booth N237) with a focus on solutions available from its Crystal division, including AdConnect, which enables TV ad inventory owners to sell advertising on an addressable basis on any platform. Additionally, LTN Chief Technology Officer Alan Young will moderate a Streaming Summit panel session titled "Challenges of Delivering TV-Scale Reach in an Addressable World."

Tags: LTN Global | 2019 NAB Show New York | IP video transport | AdConnect | Crystal software
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LTN Global Appoints Alan Young CTO and Head of Strategy Posted: 16/09/2019
LTN Global Appoints Alan Young CTO and Head of Strategy

LTN® Global, the global leader in broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, today announced the appointment of Alan Young as the company's chief technology officer and head of strategy. Young joined LTN following its acquisition of Crystal, where he served as chief operating officer. In his new role with LTN, Young will be responsible for advising the company on all matters relating to media technology and for guiding its growth strategy.

Tags: LTN Global | Alan Young | IP video transport | Crystal
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LTN Global Enters Agreement to Acquire Crystal Posted: 19/07/2019
LTN Global Enters Agreement to Acquire Crystal

LTN® Global, the global leader in broadcast-quality IP video transport solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire Crystal, a provider of software that automates the monitoring, control, and metadata management of end-to-end broadcast and digital media operations. Together, LTN and Crystal will offer mission-critical ad insertion, digital watermarking, and other unique tools that will allow networks and digital platforms to monetize their content across a fully managed IP multicast network.

Tags: LTN Global | Acquire Crystal | Managed Broadcast Operations | Content Monetization | IP video transport | digital media operations | IP multicast
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CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FLEXIBLE BUDGET-FRIENDLY PROFANITY DELAY SYSTEM FOR AUDIO AND VIDEO Posted: 22/05/2019
CRYSTAL VISION RELEASES FLEXIBLE BUDGET-FRIENDLY PROFANITY DELAY SYSTEM FOR AUDIO AND VIDEO

Cleanit is Crystal Vision's new profanity delay system. One of the few products available for protecting video as well as audio, Cleanit allows a live content stream to be delayed by up to 20 seconds in HD (ten seconds in 3Gb/s or 110 seconds in SD), giving the operator time to react and prevent the broadcast of unwanted or offensive video or audio material – such as expletives, obscene gestures, wardrobe malfunctions, bloopers, competitor mentions, coughing fits or technical problems. Features which make Cleanit the ideal profanity delay solution include its budget-friendly flexibility (multiple packages allow the broadcaster to just pay for the amount of protection needed), the ability to delay the programme by the exact amount required and the simple, intuitive control using a smart button box or computer GUI – with the choice of either manual or automatic operation of the cover/uncover functions.

Tags: Crystal Vision | Cleanit | profanity delay | obscenity delay
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At NAB 2019, Sony unveils products, solutions and workflows Powering Today, Transforming Tomorrow Posted: 09/04/2019
At NAB 2019, Sony unveils products, solutions and workflows and lsquo;Powering Today, Transforming Tomorrow and rsquo;
At NAB 2019, Sony is showcasing its latest solutions which offer further creative options and greater flexibility to enable new and existing broadcast and media customers to future-proof their businesses and bring their visions to life. From content creation and cinematography to live production, from IP solution to Intelligent Media Services, Sony is championing the latest technology & services to support professionals to power today and transform tomorrow.
Tags: Sony | NAB | Crystal LED display system | Intelligent Media Services | Ci Media Cloud | Crispin Automation | Media Backbone NavigatorX | XDCAM air | Media Backbone Hive | Virtual Production | HDC-5500 | HDCU-5500 | Live Element Orchestrator | SDI-IP Converter Boards | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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CRYSTAL VISION BRINGS FLEXIBLE IP PLATFORM AND SDI PROFANITY DELAYS TO THE 2019 NAB SHOW (BOOTH SL11513) Posted: 13/02/2019
CRYSTAL VISION BRINGS FLEXIBLE IP PLATFORM AND SDI PROFANITY DELAYS TO THE 2019 NAB SHOW (BOOTH SL11513)

On Booth SL11513 at the 2019 NAB Show Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and its initial software apps: IP gateways between SDI and SMPTE 2022 or 2110, and IP to IP translators which can make adjustments to IP flows and are ideal for use as a media firewall. The company will also be demonstrating its popular SDI chroma keyers, logo keyers, video delays, colour correctors and fail-safe routing switches – including its new profanity delay range which make it easy to remove unwanted audio or video from a live feed.

Tags: Crystal Vision | 2019 NAB Show | video over IP | media firewalls | profanity delays | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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CRYSTAL VISION SOLVES BROADCASTERS IP AND SDI PROBLEMS AT BVE 2019 (STAND E50) Posted: 15/01/2019
CRYSTAL VISION SOLVES BROADCASTERS IP AND SDI PROBLEMS AT BVE 2019 (STAND E50)

Crystal Vision will be showing its flexible IP platform, the MARBLE-V1 media processor hardware and the initial six software apps which run on it. These apps are IP . Crystal Vision will also be showing its extensive range of modular interface and keyers for those planning SDI projects, including its popular chroma keyers, video delays and fail-safe routing switches.

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FilmLight creates Cold War look for The Americans Posted: 29/10/2018
FilmLight creates Cold War look for The Americans

The sixth and final Emmy award winning series of The Americans, a period spy thriller set in the 1980s during the Cold War, was recently finished in HDR and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks in New York. Since series two, the look of the finished series has been the responsibility of John Crowley, Senior Digital Colourist, working on the Baselight colour grading system from FilmLight.

Tags: FilmLight | Cold War | The Americans | Technicolor PostWorks | HDR | 4K Ultra HD | John Crowley | colorist | colourist | Baselight | colour grading | Dan Sackheim | David Woods | Crystal Whelan | Fox 21 Television Studios | FX Productions | Emmy Award | MKM Marcomms
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FLEXIBLE SECURITY ADDED TO CRYSTAL VISIONS FRAMES Posted: 25/10/2018
FLEXIBLE SECURITY ADDED TO CRYSTAL VISIONS FRAMES

Crystal Vision has recently added flexible security to its Indigo and Vision frames, with the ability to switch off services that are not required. Designed to make the control of the company's SDI and IP cards more secure, it is now possible for a user to individually disable FTP, HTTP, SNMP, ASCII, SSH and the Statesman PC control software in order to prevent unwanted access to the frames. It is also possible to remove the Network Configuration, SNMP Configuration and Software Upgrade menus, should this be required.

Tags: Crystal Vision | security | Indigo frame | Vision frame
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Sony unveils new 4K HDR reference monitor and launches TRIMASTER HX brand Posted: 01/10/2018
Sony  unveils  new  4K  HDR  reference  monitor  and  launches  TRIMASTER  HX  brand

At IBC 2018, Sony announced a new 31-inch Grade 1 reference monitor, the BVM-HX310, which offers accurate colour reproduction and high-contrast performance to provide professional content creatives the assurance in critical picture decisions. The launch of the new reference monitor also marks the introduction of Sonys new technology brand TRIMASTER HX. The BVM-HX310 has been created in response to the industrys desire to overcome the challenge of accurate picture evaluation, especially in relation to black reproducibility. It is able to accurately reproduce images down to individual pixels thanks to a combination of the Sony specified and dedicated panel and its newly developed display processing technology. It is also fully capable of reproducing 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, supports industry standard brightness of up to 1,000 nits in full-screen and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for HDR productions.

Tags: Sony | IBC | TRIMASTER HX | BVM-HX310 | BVM-X300 | Liquid Crystal | Video Payload ID (VPID) | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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CRYSTAL VISION SHOWS FLEXIBLE IP PLATFORM AND REDUCED-PRICE CHROMA KEYER AT IBC 2018 (STAND 2.C28) Posted: 17/07/2018
CRYSTAL VISION SHOWS FLEXIBLE IP PLATFORM AND REDUCED-PRICE CHROMA KEYER AT IBC 2018 (STAND 2.C28)

The MARBLE-V1 media processor is the industry's most flexible solution to video over IP. Crystal Vision's IP products are software apps which run on MARBLE-V1 hardware, with apps that are bought with the hardware able to be replaced with different apps as needs change – helping broadcast engineers to make the most of their budgets.

Tags: Crystal Vision | IBC 2018 | Video over IP | Safire 3 | chroma keyer
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BIG PRICE REDUCTION FOR CRYSTAL VISIONS FLAGSHIP CHROMA KEYER Posted: 25/04/2018
BIG PRICE REDUCTION FOR CRYSTAL VISIONS FLAGSHIP CHROMA KEYER

Crystal Vision has significantly reduced the price of its Safire 3 chroma keyer, making it now the lowest cost of the industry's best real-time chroma keyers and with the price drop bringing benefits to both large and small broadcasters.

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