Crystal

Booth SU11017 Advanced software control systems provider Crystal has closed the acquisition of Video Design Software Inc., a broadcast control and graphic data insertion software company. Crystal will integrate VDS’ technology into its monitoring, control and metadata management systems for video distribution over satellite, cable and the internet.

With VDS technology being incorporated into Crystal’s OTT/streaming product line, customers are expected to be able to expand reach, engagement and monetization of content.

VDS will transition all of its operations to Crystal, encompassing sales, marketing, management and support for all of its products. This will also include the addition of VDS founder and CEO Larry Mincer in the position of senior sales consultant for Crystal.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.