As a global provider of Broadcast, Media and Data delivery solutions, STN was looking for a robust, multi-process architecture control system to enable better management of the entire network. Entrusted with client content from hundreds of channels spanning the globe, as well as critical data delivery, it was imperative that the system be built for mission critical environments.
As well as monitoring broadcast video, the Crystal NMS controls and monitors devices that are used beyond the traditional broadcast and data delivery projects; including the HVAC’s (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning), power supplies, temperature and airflow sensors in each rack, complete fiber and IP architecture, spectrums, networks and transport stream analyzers and other devices, in order to rapidly resolve any potential problems. This gives STN a clear and clean view of all operations and signal flow, thereby minimizing any risk of errors or downtime.
With a unified GUI (Graphical user interface) operators can auto-route and configure every single device that is part of the delivery path, regardless of the method of delivery. Crystal NMS is also intuitive to use, making it easy for operating staff to familiarize themselves with the system. Through automated routine execution, the Crystal Control NMS enables rapid failure recovery and geographic diversity switching, which dramatically increases network resiliency and reliability.
TomaÅ¾ Lovšin, the CTO at STN, said that innovation andthe advancement in technologies gives way to enhanced service (re)solution possibilities. At STN, clients and their content are paramount — the company requires an intelligent monitoring system that allows for the detection and prediction of any threats before such become a threatening reality. Complete monitoring and control of virtually all equipment used at STN, intelligent switching and notifications, performance analysis, uplink power control and logging are additional features which are indispensable for STN engineers and operators. That is why, for STN, the Crystal NMS system was the clear choice.
Roger Franklin, CEO, Crystal, added that as a global provider of Broadcast, Media and Data delivery solutions, STN is growing from strength to strength, year on year. The company has always held its tradition to deliver high quality service solutions that go beyond expectations, which includes investing in the latest innovation to ensure it retains the highest possible quality at all times. Crystal is extremely proud to be delivering the Crystal Control NMS to help STN maintain that quality at all times and ensure operators are alerted to any potential anomalies before they become a problem.