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Crystal Assumes Control of UK-based Monitoring & Control Specialist, Colem

posted in: Press Releases | 0 | March 12, 2018 9:28PM


Duluth, Georgia, and Blandford Forum, UK 6th March 2018 – Crystal, a provider of advanced software control systems, has taken over support of new and existing systems of the UK-based monitoring and control specialist, Colem Communications, Ltd.

Relationship Expands European Reach

Both companies have a wealth of experience delivering network monitoring and control solutions to the broadcast and satellite markets. This change in control enables Crystal to expand its product portfolio with Colem’s range of solutions, as well as increase its European reach.

Martin Coleman, former Owner and Managing Director of Colem, will be dividing his time between his role as Executive Director of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) and using more than 40 years of accumulated knowledge as an independent consultant for the satellite industry.

Roger Franklin, CEO, Crystal, commented: “We have been working with Martin and Colem for a number of years. Our vision is very much aligned and we have a number of complementary skills and experience. I am certain that this significant change in our relationship will prove very beneficial to both Crystal and Colem customers.”

Martin Coleman, former Managing Director, Colem, added: “I am very proud of what I have built up with Colem. I am certain that Crystal will continue to enhance Colem’s long tradition of delivering great service to our now combined clients such as NOAA and Reuters.”

Crystal already works with the big 4 broadcasters in the US and many others, as well as the world’s largest commercial satellite operators. Through this transaction, Crystal will also be supporting existing installations at many UK and European operators and broadcasters.

Crystal will be attending Satellite 2018. To book a meeting, please contact Lisa Howard (lisa.howard@crystalcc.com). Martin Coleman will also be attending, both in his role with IRG and as an independent consultant. To book a meeting, please contact Helen Weedon (helen@radicalmovespr.co.uk).

About Crystal

Crystal provides advanced monitoring and control software for video distribution over satellite, cable or the Internet. It makes any combination of hardware and software, from practically any manufacturer, operate reliably as a single seamless system. Its software is also on the leading edge of new OTT applications, with frame-accurate precision that enables everything from dynamic ad insertion and content replacement to live-to-VOD and live clipping without adding infrastructure or manual processing. That is why, over the past 30 years, the world’s leading broadcast and cable networks have trusted Crystal to support hundreds of billions in revenue. Founded in 1986, Crystal is headquartered in Greater Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.crystalcc.com.

About Colem Communications Ltd.

Colem Communications has many years’ experience in monitoring and control for the broadcast and satellite industries, it has a good understanding of the main challenges faced by its customers, enabling it to custom design solutions. It prides itself on offering a complete solution, from systems design and integration, through installation planning, and project management.

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