At the 2017 NAB Show, Crystal Vision will showcase its Vision frame system–suitable for SDI, IP and 4K–along with its core interface cards, including up and down converters, synchronisers, and fibre-optic transmitters and receivers. The company will be discussing its future-proof IP gateways—initially supporting the SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2022-7 protocols and including PTP as a timing source option, the gateways can be easily reconfigured via a software upgrade for the new standards as they emerge. Based at Whittlesford near Cambridge in the UK, Crystal Vision will also be showing its well-established Indigo frame system with its popular chroma keyers, logo keyers, video delays, and fail-safe routing switches.
The Vision frame system is designed for broadcast engineers planning installations that will include IP and 4K or for those that would benefit from the extra Vision features on their SDI products. With the ability to handle high-bandwidth signals, including 10GbE IP and 4K (as well as SDI), the Vision 3 frame offers high packing density with the ability to house 20 vertical cards in 3U.