DISCOVER MORE ABOUT THE AMAZING TECHNOLOGY POWERING Crystal™

From the ability to support a 4K UHD user experience to the ultimate in security, Crystal™ delivers an end-to-end solution in the most innovative, amazing and reliable way.

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AN END-TO-END SOLUTION MAKES YOUR CHOICE Crystal™ CLEAR

At the core of UiTV's Crystal™ technology is its ability to manage and operate each system separately while supporting the complete operational process. This end-to-end solution translates into enormous flexibility plus greatly reduced set-up, running and maintenance costs.

  • VIDEO CAPTURE & INGESTION

    Crystal™ easily acquires programs from anywhere in the world for ingestion into our CDN, including:

    Linear Live Channels

    Crystal™ supports signals from satellite and BOIP feeds, encodes and slices them in readiness for live storage and distribution.

    VOD & Non-Linear Channels

    Raw materials are uploaded to the Media Asset Management System storage, transcoded into the appropriate bitrate, then sliced, segmented and stored.

    Long-Haul Transmission Module

    The typical difficulty of acquiring signals between distant countries has been solved - and the costs have been greatly reduced.

  • BACK-END MANAGEMENT

    Crystal™ has four dynamic back-end systems that streamline day-to-day operations and integrate seamlessly with third-party systems:

    1. Media Asset Management

    Includes control of content, editing, copyright, live channels, VOD production, copying and publishing.

    2. EPG & Content Management System

    The EPG provides content for multiple user terminals and the CMS provides total control and flexibility to edit, publish or delete content, as well as manage interactivity.

    3. Business Operations Support System

    Manages the entire service processes from initial customer orders to ongoing after-sales fulfillment.

    4. Advertising Management System

    Intelligent support from ad insertion to ad analysis, offering the utmost in targeting to demographic, location, time and program content.

  • HIGH-CONCURRENCY WORLDWIDE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION

    With servers in data centers worldwide, the Crystal™ CDN is highly reliable, adapts to third-party CDNs, supports long-haul transmissions, and delivers a low-cost, high-quality service to international operators:

    High Performance

    Superior multi-cache architecture guarantees quick response times, operator-level QoS for on-demand and streaming broadcasts, plus massive concurrency with each server supporting over 2 million HTTP requests packets per second.

    High Availability

    Crystal™ ensures optimum availability of Tier 1 CDN nodes backed by dynamic switchover capabilities, thus reducing backbone bandwidth and providing significant savings to the operator.

    High Scalability

    Crystal™ outperforms traditional platforms by enabling growth as and when customer numbers demand it. As a result, operators don't need to set up huge initial distribution networks and enjoy less business risk with more control.

    Cost-Effective

    Crystal™ is a pure software solution rather than hugely-expensive hardware, so its CDN is easily deployed and expanded on most types of generic servers.