TVU Networks to Showcase Variety of IP Video Solutions at CABSAT 2018

Company’s Newest Technologies Emphasize Operational Efficiency, Cost Effectiveness and Streamlined Broadcast Workflows

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – January 9, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, announces that it will showcase its latest IP video solutions at next week’s CABSAT show, including the TVU One with HEVC mobile newsgathering solution, TVU RPS (Remote Production System), TVU MLink for satellite and microwave vehicles and TVU Grid video distribution, routing and switching system. Taking place January 14-16 at the Dubai World Trade Center, TVU Networks will exhibit at the show in Booth ZB5-C11.

The TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitter uses both HEVC video compression and TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit HD quality video with half-second latency even in a moving vehicle. Weighing just 2.2 pounds/1 kilogram, TVU One with HEVC offers a robust set of functions designed to fit the needs of any size live video broadcaster. It delivers industry-leading video transmission resiliency and high-definition picture quality within an ultra-compact and rugged hardware chassis. With TVU One with HEVC, broadcasters can fully leverage the versatility of a lightweight, IP-based high-definition video field transmitter without sacrificing performance, features or picture quality. TVU One with HEVC is available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi and Ethernet.

At CABSAT, TVU Networks will also showcase its new TVU Transcriber technology. Using voice recognition technology, the AI-based audio to text transcribing service provides the option to output text to a file format from an audio input source for auditing purposes, or embed text into a video stream for closed or open captioning. TVU Transcriber can be purchased standalone or added as an option to TVU Transceivers.

Also to be shown is TVU Grid, an IP video distribution, routing and switching system that gives broadcasters the ability to seamlessly switch live IP video content and share live streams between remote locations. The solution provides the ability to route live, professional-quality video streams with as low as sub-second delay over IP networks to one or more Grid-enabled news stations anywhere in the world as it’s happening.

TVU Networks will also show the TVU MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution – a rack-mount encoder for satellite and microwave vehicles that transmits video using HEVC video compression and Inverse StatMux Plus advanced IP video technology. The MLink TE4500 delivers the same high quality picture that’s currently available with TVU’s award-winning cellular IP-based mobile live video transmitters. TVU MLink also delivers more efficient compression, requiring less data transmission.

TVU RPS will also be on hand at CABSAT. The solution enables the production of a live, synchronized multi-camera program in a remote location using mainly a broadcaster’s existing control room in their studio and a public Internet connection from the field. The TVU RPS transmitter encodes up to six synchronized SDI sources and transmits high-quality and low-latency IP video from the remote location to a studio-based receiver, and the receiver outputs six synchronized SDI outputs. TVU RPS users see significant cost savings with the ability to utilize existing in-house production staff and equipment at the studio, eliminating the need for large production crews in the field.

TVU Networks will also showcase its TVU Vista solution for PTZ cameras.  TVU Vista allows for the management and control of PTZ IP-based cameras from remote locations. Ideal for fixed camera deployment such as traffic cameras and beauty shot cameras, Vista aggregates multiple IP connections simultaneously for high bandwidth – combining cellular, WiFi, Ethernet and other IP connections. TVU Vista offers a modular design with simple power on and connection operation.

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 Super Bowl and several international sporting events.  For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Serbian Media Company Adds Mobile IP Transmitters to Keep Pace with Viewers Growing Consumption of Live News Online and On-Air

Two New TVU One Units with HEVC Bring Number of TVU Transmitters to Six at Belgrade’s B92 Television

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – January 3, 2017 – Based on the success of its daily live news feed operations, Serbian media company TV Prva/B92/02 (B92), with headquarters in Belgrade, has added two TVU One mobile IP transmitters with HEVC compression to its TVU Networks newsgathering equipment arsenal, bringing the total number of TVU transmitters at B92 Television to six.

Founded in 1989 as a youth radio station, B92 now includes a national radio, television network and a highly trafficked news and entertainment programming website. B92 Television is one of the fastest growing TV outlets in the country, currently ranked third most popular station among its target audience (18 to 49-year-old viewers). The B92.net site averages roughly three million views per day. The organization has won several, prestigious international awards for journalism and human rights advocacy.

“With the growing popularity of our news coverage both online and on-air, we knew we had to upgrade our ability to deliver even more, remote live news for on-air broadcast and streamed to the website,” said Mr. Vladimir Indjic, CTO, TV B92. “We’ve always been impressed with the stability and IS+ technology in our TVU units, along with the company’s 24/7 customer support. Now, with HEVC compression, we’ll be able to produce even higher picture quality at a lower bit rate, which means more live shots and file transfers from the field. TVU continually updates the features in their solutions to give us more of what we need to set ourselves apart as providers of the best live video news coverage in our region.”

The two new TVU One mobile transmitters with HEVC will be used in conjunction with the networks’ four TVUPack’s purchased in 2012. B92 Television will use all six TVU transmitters for live feeds every day.

Belgrade-based broadcast systems integration firm Amisys consulted with B92 executives on the selection of the TVU One units and were instrumental in the decision-making process, training staff, and ensuring a smooth transition so the network could be up and running quickly.

The TVU One with HEVC cellular mobile solution uses both HEVC video compression and TVU’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm – which transmits HD-quality video with half-second latency at 3Mbps. It’s available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi and Ethernet.
“B92 Television has a very young and urban viewership, so it’s essential that they stay current and provide the latest news and programming exactly as it’s happening with absolute reliability and top-notch quality,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “There’s zero room for error. Thankfully, HEVC compression is much more efficient, particularly when combined with our IS+ technology. By taking advantage of both, the TVU One with HEVC sets a new standard for latency of just a half second at 3Mbps – even in situations where transmission is being done from inside a moving vehicle. It uses less data, with less overhead and performs with even greater stability than ever before.”
Weighing just 2.2 pounds, TVU One with HEVC offers a robust set of functions designed to fit the needs of any size live video broadcaster. It delivers industry-leading video transmission resiliency and high-definition picture quality within an ultra-compact and rugged hardware chassis. With TVU One with HEVC, broadcasters can fully leverage the versatility of a small, lightweight, IP-based high-definition video field transmitter without sacrificing performance, features or picture quality.

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.