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Monitor and Control solutions for content contribution and distribution.
Manage your global networks with our broadcast TV and military network management software and monitoring solutions.
Broadcasting is a multi-billion dollar business, built on advertising, subscription, and distribution earnings.
But all that revenue can only be realized if distribution partners and viewers are getting what they want, when they want it, and in a high-quality format. When it comes to monitoring and controlling the technology that delivers content at the high standards expected, it’s critical that you rely on tested and proven solutions. That’s why the best-known names in television turn to Crystal for monitoring and control of their broadcast, cable, and DTH workflow – from contribution to playout and distribution – in the broadcast NOC and in the cloud. Whether you manage contribution or transmission, or need to integrate, simplify, and automate your processes, as well as quickly identify and resolve issues on all devices and systems across your entire network, Crystal can ensure the high reliability you require at a lower total cost of ownership.
TELEPORTS / SATELLITE
Stay up and running with Crystal’s innovative approach to equipment and site backup and signal monitoring and automation.
Protection switching ensures that your signal is not interrupted in the event of equipment failure. You can buy protection switches, OR you can use Crystal’s Control, a much more flexible, powerful, and FAST protection switching software option. This is when real-time becomes so important. When Crystal Control executes a protection switch, there is no database table, no query, no delay; just a high-priority message transmitted directly to the device(s) on the fastest network available.
In these uncertain times it is better to be prepared for the unexpected events of the world. Don’t get caught without a plan for continuing your uplink, downlink or terrestrial content contribution and distribution without interruption. Crystal’s Control has the option of automatic and manual site diversity. Through our rules-based processor, we can switch your downlink, uplink or terrestrial equipment, chains, or entire site to a backup location in milliseconds. The Site Diversity option is ideal for operations that have a need for disaster recovery in the event of weather problems, natural disaster or terrorist activity.
Crystal can implement Automatic Uplink Path Power Control (AUPPC) though software control and a beacon receiver, radiometer, Intergraded Receiver Decoder or other signal source. This option is used to increase transmit power or upconverter gain automatically in the event of rain or cloud cover. A single beacon receiver (or another signal source) can be used to control uplink power on multiple HPAs. Crystal can use more than one beacon receiver, Intergraded Receiver Decoder or radiometer as primary and backup sources of attenuation measurements.
Reliable, high quality delivery of television programming to subscribers is critically important to Cable Television Operators. This, of course, allows you to retain viewers and attract advertisers – both key contributors to your bottom line.
Crystal’s business is providing solutions that help you ensure and maintain that level of quality across the hundreds or thousands of devices, systems, and networks necessary to run your business.
Whether your needs are monitoring and normalizing SCTE 35 across multiple channels, Protection and Diversity Switching, Local Commercial Insertion, or plant equipment monitoring, Crystal offers innovative solutions to cable companies – tested, proven, and deployed in both small and large operations.
Crystal can ensure the high reliability you require at a lower total cost of ownership.
Crystal Control is the network management and control system of choice for enterprise users of satellite worldwide.
Control’s ease of scalability provides supportability of modest to expansive global operations, while maintaining the same bullet proof system and allowing assurance of highly reliable operations that Control provides for our worldwide customer base.
Control today supports networks made up of hundreds or even thousands of devices spread across multiple sites, spanning continents, all networked together to provide centralized operations from one or many locations.
Enterprise Solutions can typically also be hybrid systems comprised of Satellite and Terrestrial components which are then logically aggregated in Control in order to deliver a seamless end-to-end workflow.
Customer specific service level dashboards provide intelligent aggregation of equipment to represent a service’s overall status and provide complete business intelligence reporting.
Crystal is uniquely positioned to address the needs of government and military networks.
With challenges ranging from immense scale to confidentiality controls, government and military networks demand stringent oversight and verification of their multi-vendor equipment. It’s vital that transmissions reach their intended recipients across complex and geographically scattered networks. Our government solutions provide powerful, comprehensive SNMP-based monitor and control of all devices on your network; built-in business intelligence, automation, and security; and great visibility into the health of your network. Crystal also automates the complex process of protection switching by programming a precise workflow that specifies what switching actions are to take place under what circumstances – avoiding service interruptions. Most importantly, our solutions provide in-depth restriction/access capabilities that help you maintain the high levels of network security that are so critical to your efforts.