Master Control AutomationCrispin is the absolute leader in reliable, high performance master control automation.
Powerfully simple and scalable from one to hundreds of channels.
Open & modular
With over 25 years of broadcast experience, Crispin’s Device Server works with the broadcast devices and 3rd party systems you need.
Expand your system, as your needs change. Repurpose existing licensing in new ways, you get our same great core technology whether you have one or hundreds of channels.
Powerfully simple tools
Our playlist, ingest and asset management tools are a product of years of feedback from our customers. User interfaces made for users.
Focused asset management
Our comprehensive suite of tools completes our automation solution for content acquisition based on your needs.
Sports and live operations
Sports, news and other live programming is the ultimate performance test of any automation system. The Crispin solution sets the standard for flawless automation in live operations.
Last-second edits are no problem with our proprietary technology.
Extended device capabilities
Our unique driver-based framework allows us to utilize TCP/IP protocols for on-air control of devices, delivering the highest performance.
Tools ideal for sports & live
Alternate breaks from traffic and digital join-in-progress are just a few of the tools designed specifically for live environments where the potential for schedule variances are the greatest.
Multi-site and hub operations
Whether it’s centralcasting, hub and spoke, remote monitor and control, or other, Crispin is the technology leader for operating large, networked sites across multiple time zones, wide area networks and variety of equipment and systems. Features designed specifically for multi-site operations include:
Realtime BXF in hub and spoke environment. A highly efficient protocol over TCP/IP that enables multi-channel control with network speeds as low as 56kbs. Simultaneous command and control. Operators can view any channel from anywhere in the system, allowing for the seamless change of control during the broadcast day.
Ability to control all devices over TCP/IP protocols (including serial-based devices, GPIOs, and native TCP/IP-based APIs). Advanced functions such as network break-in, designed specifically for multi-node operations.
Sleep at night reliability
Built-in failover and redundancy allow you to shut down individual servers and modules while the system still stays online.
Crispin-built high performance rack servers feature our own customized Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system.