MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – At the BroadcastAsia Exhibition & Conference this week, TVU Networks will highlight the latest developments in the company’s IP-based ecosystem of hardware and software products, workflows and services for live video acquisition, production, management and distribution. TVU’s new cloud-based solutions are designed to help broadcasters manage video content from anywhere from one interface.
TVU will show new solutions for the first time in Asia during the show. The company will demonstrate within its reseller’s booth, Singapore-based Magna Systems & Engineering, (Booth 4S3-05). BroadcastAsia is held at Suntec Singapore and runs from May 23-25.
TVU One mobile cellular transmitter, now featuring HEVC compression:
The focus of the TVU ecosystem is more efficient broadcast operations through automation and integration of an IP-based software-defined video workflow. The TVU video ecosystem encompasses all areas of production, from acquisition to management to distribution.
Making their BroadcastAsia debut will be: the TVU One mobile cellular transmitter featuring HEVC compression; TVU Producer, a web-based application for producing live content for social media; version 3.0 of the company’s cloud-based centralized management solution, TVU Command Center; TVU integration with the Associated Press’ AP ENPS news production system; version 3.0 of TVU’s RPS (Remote Production System) for remote synchronized multi-camera production with frame accurate sync; and new TVU Router, which delivers over 200Mbps of reliable, stable and high-speed Internet connectivity using a cellular infrastructure and mobile Internet access point.
TVU One with HEVC is the company’s flagship live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter that delivers high-quality IP video transmission. TVU One with HEVC cellular mobile solution uses both HEVC video compression and TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit HD quality video with half-second latency. By utilizing the H.265 compression standard, TVU One uses less data and generates less overhead leading to lower operational costs and even greater transmission reliability. TVU One with HEVC is available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.
TVU Command Center provides complete and centralized control of video acquisition, production, management and distribution from anywhere using a web interface. Command Center features a robust set of tools for the management of live video transmitters and receivers; the switching, routing and distribution of live video feeds; GPS location tracking of live transmitters in the field; dashboard analytics and more. TVU Command Center also features integrated TVU Alert and TVU Producer.
TVU Producer was designed to allow anyone to produce professional quality live video for the web, regardless of their level of experience. Running on the TVU Transceiver, TVU Producer enables broadcasters to easily produce live video content to major social media platforms. Producer is integrated with Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Periscope and features a simple, easy-to-use Web interface. With TVU Producer, a station’s digital producer can work within the same broadcast workflow as the traditional TV producer. Users can seamlessly switch between incoming TVU transmitter sources, SDI inputs and uploaded video slate sources, add a graphic overlay, and stream the produced output to different web-based platforms.
TVU offers an Open API for its family of video solutions, allowing broadcasters to take advantage of the benefits of software-defined workflows. TVU’s Open API will integrate with other software platforms and supporting key workflow components, such as metadata and software automation. Several major partners have integrated with TVU’s Open API including Panasonic, Associated Press, Bitcentral and others.
TVU and the Associated Press (AP) have jointly developed an integrated newsroom video content acquisition workflow developed through a technology partnership and using TVU’s Open API. The new metadata-based workflow streamlines the direct linking of media content to specific news story assignments at the point of acquisition. The TVU Alert and AP ENPS integration automates and accelerates the transfer and ingest of the linked content to the studio and within newsroom production solutions. The new workflow is designed to improve the efficiency and speed of news content acquisition through automation and a reduction in the need for manual intervention, while also providing greater flexibility.
TVU Router is a portable Internet access point that can provide over 200Mbps of secure, reliable, high-speed and untethered Internet connectivity at any time and from any place using a wireless cellular infrastructure. With Router, users can transfer and receive files, stream video, search the web, or utilize any IP connected device or service to pass data. For current TVUPack and TVU One customers, TVU Router is an available software option.
TVU Router supports Panasonic’s line of AVC-ULTRA camcorders and P2 Cast cloud-based news production system. Router significantly enhances the streaming capabilities of the AVC-ULTRA camcorders by creating a secure, reliable and high-speed broadband connection. TVU Router enables the AVC-ULTRA camcorders to stream live video or file-based live video over IP, which would prove challenging if not impossible, if the user relied solely on the camera’s remote streaming capabilities.
TVU’s Remote Production System (RPS) delivers a cost-effective alternative for live remote, synchronized, multi-camera news and sports production with frame accurate synchronization. RPS leverages a broadcaster’s existing studio control room staff, equipment, and a public Internet connection from the field. With TVU RPS, broadcasters can produce on-location live production without the need for expensive production trucks, dedicated fiber, or large on-site production crews.
TVU will also demonstrate TVU6 enhancements for TVU portable transmitters. TVU6 for TVU portable transmitters introduces several new features, including Progressive Download. Progressive Download streamlines field production by sending at high-speed a mirror-image, error-free copy of the camcorder’s recorded content to the studio as it is being shot. Also included is an all-new VoIP service running on TVU devices for high-quality, two-way communication between the studio and the field. And TVU6 includes an optional SMPTE 2022-6/-7 high bit-rate IP output support for integration with advanced studio IP workflows.
TVU will introduce TVU Smart Caption at BroadcastAsia. It is a technically advanced voice recognition solution that uses artificial intelligence for close-captioning.
Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions give broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, U.S. presidential elections, natural disasters, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Super Bowl, the 2015 Papal visit to the United States and several international sporting events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.
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About TVU Networks®
TVU Networks® is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU® serves customers of all sizes in more than 85 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU® is the dominant market leader with a large majority of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions. Using its proprietary IS+ technology, TVU’s uplink solutions use any combination of cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet IP connections to deliver live HD video from practically any location.