TVU Networks Receives NewBay Best of Show Award at 2018 NAB Show

The TVU Nano with Router marks company’s eighth straight year of product award recognition

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 19, 2018 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, has been awarded a NewBay Media Best of NAB Show Award. The company was honored with the award from TV Technology at NAB last week for its new ultra-compact, lightweight TVU Nano with Router. Ideal for economy minded users with high-speed network access needs, TVU Nano uses TVU Router as a network accelerator to deliver incredible Internet anywhere. Featuring the company’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) and data transmission technology, TVU Router delivers highly reliable best-in-class high-speed Internet connectivity from any location. When traditional wired access is unavailable, TVU Nano with Router solves this challenge by providing access.

“TVU was excited to present its latest innovations at the NAB Show, and we’re so pleased that TV Technology has recognized TVU Nano with Router as one of the stand-out products at the show,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “The solution is useful for a wide variety of scenarios – any application where dependable, high-speed bandwidth is needed in remote locations.”

TVU Nano with Router provides users with maximum reliability and flexibility. TVU Router’s unmatched high bandwidth IP connection works by aggregating and maximizing the use of multiple available communication links to ensure true channel aggregation – including 4G/LTE cellular, cable, satellite, Ethernet or WiFi – resulting in higher available bandwidth and network acceleration (up to 200Mb/s). For cellular connections, Router goes beyond basic load balancing and channel switching with support for multiple 4G/LTE connections from multiple carriers to power even the most demanding and data-intensive applications anywhere. TVU Router also features hotspot functionality for multiple user support.

TVU Router is compatible with high-speed file transfer applications, including Aspera and File Catalyst, for even greater performance. With a diversified WAN connectivity, network stability is maximized with TVU Router, while failure risk is minimized.

TVU Nano with Router allows up to three embedded modems. Powered by a rechargeable internal battery and equipped with antennas, TVU Router can be used in the field, carried, or mounted in a vehicle. With quick set up, easy configuration, and a variety of portable carrying and mounting options, TVU Router offers rapid deployment.

NewBay’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of industry experts and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

NAB 2018: TVU Networks Removes Barriers to Video Production and Distribution with New Story-Centric Workflow Approach

TVU MediaMind Platform Automates Content Indexing and Production

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 5, 2018 – With developments such as AI, big data, IoT and cloud computing, all businesses are undergoing rapid changes to their business models that also hold the possibility of a significant upside in efficiency.Industry 4.0*is a term coined to describe how these technologies can combine to produce a ‘smart factory,’ capable of making decisions and performing autonomously. This follows on earlier breakthroughs, including: 1) mechanization powered by steam and water 2) mass production powered by electricity and 3) computerized automation.

Currently, the video industry is experiencing its own sea change in the way video content is produced, distributed and consumed. Referred to as Media 4.0 or as ‘Enabled Media’ by TVU Networks, this evolution enables the customization of video per the specific requirements and tastes of individual consumers and its distribution through an automated process. AI engines recognize video content and automate its creation and distribution to cell phones, streaming to the Internet, television and social media channels.

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will demonstrate its answer to Media 4.0, the new TVU MediaMind platform, during theNAB Shownext week from April 9-12 in Booth C1707.

“Media 4.0 is about enabling the mass production of content for individual audiencesthrough the automation of video production and distribution,”said Paul Shen, CEO,TVU Networks. “This helps media companies looking to produce more content without increasing their expenditures. Instead of creating content manually, technology can enable the tailoring of that raw video to viewers on specific social media platforms, cell phones, streaming channels, and TV. Archived footage can be repurposed as an asset complete with searchable metadata. Media companies can’t earn revenue from material that’s never broadcast.”

TVU MediaMind consists of TVU Contribution Automation, TVU AI Engine, TVU Real Time Search Engine, TVU Workflow Engine and TVU Producer Pro. From the start of the video production process, all video is immediately indexed based on its metadata by TVU MediaMind’s AI real-time search engine. Using an entirely cloud-based model complete with voice and object recognition, live and pre-produced video clips are located and indexed down to the exact frame and can be shared instantly. MediaMind automates the ability for different production groups to find the content. With cloud-based TVU Producer Pro, different content can be cost-effectively created for different platforms or even audience groups.

Existing TVU customers can quickly utilize the benefits of TVU MediaMind, such as a real time search engine for all of their media assets. The TVU AI Engine can be enabled with tens of thousands of TVU Transceivers deployed around the world.

“TVU MediaMind creates a new story centric workflow, as opposed to a program-centric one, that removes the barriers involved in video production and how the video is shared with different production groups,” explained Shen. “It opens the floodgates for how programs are produced and distributed, removing barriers from the social media, digital and broadcast programming departments and creating one centralized search engine for all raw materials, live or recorded, that feeds all channels. And it helps media companies better target their audiences with appropriate programs.”

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

*Industry 4.0 refers to the automation, digitalization and networking of design, production, information, communication and management processes.

NAB 2018: TVU Networks’ Contribution Automation Service Streamlines the Video Content Acquisition Process

Intelligent workflow automation focuses on story-based content collection

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA– April 4, 2018 – At the NAB Show next week, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will introduce TVU Contribution Automation Solution (TVU CAS), an innovative service which automates planning, resource management, acquisition, transmission and routing, and also features integrated metadata and contribution management. Furthermore, TVU also provides an open API (TVU CASAPI) for acquisition devices, transmission devices, receiving devices and routers as well as news systems to be integrated into TVU CAS. TVU Networks will exhibit at NAB in Las Vegas next week in booth C1707.

As demand increases for more live content for news, sports and entertainment, and fast production process in general, streamlining the live video content acquisition and processing of live video content is becoming a necessity for most media organizations, such as TV stations. TVU CAS is able to have the entire acquisition process planned at story creation stage. The resources, such as people, devices and routing are assigned to story and tasks. In addition, all assignments are pushed to field devices, and the personnel who are involved. It will automatically execute the planned tasks according to the plan. Metadata, such as story slug, and information are automatically captured and associated with the corresponding content without human involvement.

“The existing human-driven content acquisition process is inefficient for the increased demand for production efficiency. TVU CAS addresses today’s production needs because it focuses on people and stories rather than machines and manual process,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “The entire content acquisition process becomes streamlined and more efficient with TVU CAS and allows the focus to shift from a rigid program centric to a flexible story centric workflow.”

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

NAB 2018: TVU Networks’ Entire Video Transmission Product Line Now Available with HEVC

TVU now offers software-based HEVC support for its TVU One, TVU MLink 4K, TVU Anywhere and TVU Grid solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 3, 2018 – At next week’s NAB Showin Las Vegas, TVU Networks will demonstrate its commitment to providing customers with the most efficient technologies available by showcasing its lineup of solutions that offer software-based HEVC encoding. Providing high-quality video with improved compression efficiency, TVU’s HEVC supported products now include the TVU One mobile IP newsgathering transmitter, TVU MLink/MLink 4K encoding solution, TVU Anywhere mobile transmitter apps and the TVU Grid live video switching, routing, and distribution system. TVU Networks will highlight all of its latest solutions at NAB in booth C1707.

“We are constantly looking for ways to help our customers reduce their video production costs while allowing them to deliver the best live shot regardless of the transmission environment. We address this with the integration of HEVC into our entire line of transmission solutions, allowing our customers achieve much greater efficiency, “ said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “In addition, our HEVC transmission solutions incorporate distinct software technology advantages with our proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm, and the ability to deliver low latency during fast bitrate changes to ensure a reliable and high-quality picture in a challenging transmission environment.”

When accessing a public Internet connection, especially cellular mobile Internet, the availability of bandwidth is constantly changing. TVU’s patented Variable Bitrate Encoding technology enables a TVU transmitter to dynamically adapt the video encoding bitrate to the available bandwidth of the network. In a mobile Internet environment, bandwidth fluctuations change very fast and very often. TVU’s software-based encoder is designed to react to bitrate changes within a single frame time. This ensures the live video is transmitted with the best picture quality and without any interruption caused by bandwidth fluctuation.

Furthermore, the TVU software-based encoder is optimized to the transmission environment. In contrast, most commoditized hardware encoder chips are not able to be easily adapted to the specific environment often demanded by mobile transmission. For example, TVU combines a software-based HEVC encoder with TVU’s industry-leading IS+ transmission technology, providing an extremely efficient and robust solution for transmission in hostile environments.

With a software encoder, TVU can continuously improve the encoding technology as it has done in the past with its H.264 devices. A customer can purchase TVU hardware today with the knowledge that their TVU equipment will continue to improve with newer technology through a simple software upgrade.

TVU Grid, the world’s largest IP-based distribution network, will also be upgraded to HEVC.  With HEVC, major media companies are able to exchange content with their partners at an even lower cost on bandwidth. TVU Grid v5.0 also features TVU Grid Market, which gives users the ability to exchange, share, and sell video content using the solution’s infrastructure. TVU will also demo the TVU One with HEVC mobile newsgathering transmitter at NAB, which delivers dependable HD quality video with half-second latency within an ultra-compact and rugged hardware chassis. Additionally, the TVU MLink TE4500 HEVC and 4K rack-mount encoder will be shown – which provides cellular 4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles, vans and trucks.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.