Crystal Vision's products are individual cards that need to be housed in rack frames. Vision 3 is the rack frame for the Vision product range.
3U high and holding up to 20 cards, Vision 3 is suitable for higher bandwidth signals such as IP and 4K as well as SDI video and audio.
With features such as dual syncs distributed to every card and fast internal and external communications, this forward-looking frame system offers numerous outputs and includes both power supply redundancy and complimentary SNMP as standard.
A different frame system is available for the Indigo range of products.
Vision 3 frame
The broadcast industry's most modern frame system
If you want the biggest range of boards (including chroma keyers) and a choice of three frame sizes, then you should choose the Indigo frame system instead.
Fit 20 cards in 3U
Two designation strips (located at the bottom of the front panel) allow the easy addition of helpful notes about that frame's contents, allowing you to identify which cards are inside the frame without opening it.
What can you put in it?
Vision 3 can be used with higher bandwidth signals (such as 4K and 10Gb/s IP) because signals go directly between the Vision rear modules and the cards without having to pass through a full back plane.
Each rear module has a selection of labels suitable for different products.
The frame will run normally on a single power supply but two are provided such that the frame will continue to work should one fail. The power supplies are fitted with an internal fan; the speed of these will vary according to the load and ambient temperature. The power supplies are easily accessible should they need to be changed and can be removed and reinserted without powering down the frame.
The front panel fans will operate at two speeds, either normal mode or fault mode. In normal mode the speed will be sufficient to keep the frame cool under normal operating conditions. If a slot or frame processor temperature exceeds 65 degrees Celsius, if a fan fails or if the frame front panel is left open for more than 45 seconds, then fault mode will be activated. The frame should continue to work reliably if one of the six frame fans fails, although the faulty fan must be replaced as soon as the frame can safely be de-powered to do this.
Frame control options
Please note that Vision 3 does not offer control by Statesman, Statesman Lite, GPIs nor board edge switches.
|Control options for Vision 3|
|Board edge switches||No|
|Frame integrated control panel||Yes|
|VisionPanel Ethernet remote control panel||Yes|
|SBB-4 smart button box||Yes|
|Dedicated control panels||No|
|Statesman Lite PC software||No|
|ASCII and JSON protocols||Yes|
- Find out more about the frame integrated control panel
- Find out more about VisionPanel
- Find out more about the SBB-4 smart button box
- Find out more about VisionWeb Control
- Find out more about SNMP
- Find out more about the ASCII and JSON protocols
Frame software version 1.5 added flexible security to the Vision frame, with the ability to switch off services that are not required. It is now possible for a user to disable all services except ping in order to prevent unwanted access to the frames. SSH, FTP, HTTP, SNMP and ASCII can all be disabled. It is also possible to remove the Network Configuration, SNMP Configuration and Software Upgrade menus, should this be required. Restricting access to the frames is particularly useful in large installations where many people have access to the control network.
Back up your settings and presets
The frame itself automatically creates a backup file whenever its configuration is changed, such as network or slot labelling.
Storage and speed - perfect for future products
Very fast communications between the frame CPU and the cards, and from card to card, will allow easy transfer of big files such as images and video around the frame. This is due to the physical proximity (the CPU plugs into the backplane, directly underneath the boards) and to the fast internal routing, with one lane of super fast 4Gb/s PCIe routing is supplied as standard, with the option of upgrading to a second lane for even faster transfer.
482mm (19 inches) wide (including ears). 131.5mm high (3U). 407mm deep (front panel to Ethernet connector). Weight approx. 15kg fully loaded
90 to 264 Volts, 47 to 63Hz
Up to two plug-in power supplies (460 Watt PSU3-VF)
0 to 40 degrees C non-condensing. Ventilation in front, exhaust to back and sides, without air filters
Two video reference inputs for Black and Burst or tri-level syncs
Contact open/closure for any power supply or frame fault condition (supply out of range or failure, fan too slow or fail)
Dual 1 Gb/s Ethernet control capable
Complimentary SNMP control and monitoring as standard
- Tell us where you want your cards - download and fill in the Vision 3 frame configuration template and e-mail it to us
- View the Vision Product Range catalogue for information on the Vision products, including inputs and outputs
- Explore the control options available for Vision 3
- Bought Crystal Vision products in the last 60 days? Register these products now to upgrade your standard three year warranty to five years
- Tell us what you want to achieve with your system - our product experts will work out the best way to do it!
Crystal Vision Ltd. is registered in England number 03139895. Registered office: Lion Technology Park, Station Road East, Whittlesford, Cambridge, CB22 4WL, England.
Tel: +44 (0)1223 497049 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org