TVU Networks’ CEO Paul Shen Receives “Industry Innovator” Award

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – November 8, 2017 – Paul Shen, CEO and founder of TVU Networks has been honored with New Bay’s Industry Innovator Award, presented by TV Technology.

NewBay’s Industry Innovator Award winners are selected by a panel of experts and evaluated on their professional achievements, technical and business innovations and continuing influence within their industries.

The winners will be featured in TV Technology, read by thousands of broadcast professionals in the United States, around the world and online. Additionally, all winners and nominees are featured in the special Industry Innovator Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to more than 100,000 readers of TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Government Video, Radio World, and Radio magazine.

“It’s a true honor to be acknowledged by New Bay Media as an innovator in this dynamic industry that I’m so passionate about,” said Shen. “There are so many notable people in this field who’ve had a significant impact driving technology forward in a short amount of time. It makes me appreciate our incredible team at TVU in a profound way. Our success and selection for this award is due to their creativity and commitment to customer service and innovation.”

About Paul Shen:
Shen is an expert in digital video who has worked in the industry for over 25 years. A successful serial entrepreneur, at TVU Networks, he led development of TVUPack, the world’s first cellular mobile backpack transmitter capable of transmitting in HD with low latency. Other TVU firsts under Shen’s guidance: one of the first to introduce IP-based solutions for the broadcast community; the first to introduce scalable, cost effective IP based switching, routing and distribution for broadcasters with TVU Grid; and the first to introduce live VR over IP with the company’s TVU VR IP- and cellular-based live virtual reality transmission solution. TVU’s award-winning cellular 3G/4G LTE transmission technology is being used by thousands of broadcasters around the world daily to capture news and events as they happen.

Shen founded several companies previously, including Imedia Corporation, a leader in digital video communication that was later acquired by Terayon; and Open Harbor, a provider of web-based services for international trade facilitation. He worked to define the hardware architecture for General Instrument’s first all-digital television system and the first digital high definition television (HDTV) system. He served as a General Instrument representative to the MPEG Committee, where he chaired the MPEG4 Syntax Group and led the effort to define a new object-oriented descriptive language. Shen holds 10 patents, including for an in-home digital video unit with combined archival storage and high-access storage, as well as a compressed-video distribution system that features a statistical multiplexer with transcoders.

“It’s a pleasure to honor those who make such a difference in their industries— innovating in technology and business while also inspiring others,” said NewBay Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.

“The awards are designed to shine a spotlight on the people behind the companies and technologies on which our industries depend. We offer a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for their contributions, and wish them continued success.”
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.

Hunan Television and Fujian Television Select TVU Networks’ Video Transmission Units for Live News Coverage

Leader in IP Video Solutions to Supply Multiple TVU One Cellular Mobile Uplink Units to Each TV Station for Use In Local News

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – August 22, 2017 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, announced today the successful completion of two separate public tender bids in China resulting in the company providing its award-winning TVU One 3G/4G LTE mobile uplink solution to Hunan Television of the Hunan Broadcasting System and Fujian Television of Fujian Radio Film and TV Group. Hunan Television is the leading provincial TV station in China.

“We are honored to have been selected by two of the most watched TV stations in the People’s Republic of China as their provider of live video transmission equipment for news coverage,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “TVU One and TVU One with HEVC incorporate six generations of technology innovation with an unparalleled rich feature set designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s on-the-go professional broadcaster. In selecting TVU One, Hunan TV and Fujian TV camera crews will be able to take advantage of its easy operation while delivering a live broadcast quality picture at half-second latency to their viewers regardless of the transmission environment.”

The newest generation of TVU One features HEVC/H.265 video compression algorithm and TVU’s Inverse StatMux Plus (IS+) technology in a compact and lightweight design. Currently in use by broadcasters globally for daily news coverage, TVU One with HEVC provides improved compression with less data use and overhead while delivering greater transmission stability. Broadcasters are able to realize greater efficiency when their camera crews use TVU One with HEVC to cover regular and breaking news. As with all TVU IP transmitters, TVU One with HEVC can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions gives 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.

TVU Networks to Highlight Latest Video-Over-IP Technology at Texas Association of Broadcasters’ Convention

Full Line of IP Solutions Raises the Bar in Broadcast Workflow with Increased Efficiency and Flexibility

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 19, 2017 – At the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Convention to be held August 9-10 in Austin, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase its shipping line of video solutions, including TVU One with HEVC live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter, TVU RPS (Remote Production System) for cost effective remote and At-Home video production, and TVU Router for reliable wireless 200Mbps high-speed Internet connectivity at its booth #109.

Held at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, TAB is the largest state broadcast association convention with over 1,100 annual registrants.

On display and being demonstrated at TAB will be the currently shipping TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitter, which supports the efficient H.265/HEVC video compression standard. With an established customer base, the 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. It offers greater stability, uses less data and with less overhead. TVU One with HEVC is available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

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.

The TVU MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC rack-mount transmitter is also available and currently shipping with HEVC and 4K support. The rack-mount encoder transmits video using HEVC video compression and Inverse StatMux Plus advanced IP video technology. It brings cellular 3G/4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles, vans and trucks.

The latest version of TVU RPS, Version 3.0, will also be a part of the company’s TAB exhibition. TVU RPS enables production of a live, frame accurate, genlocked and 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 venue. The 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. Version 3.0 adds the ability to synchronize across multiple unit pairs for additional channels, add a VLAN tunnel to connect any IP device between the field and studio and add support for VoIP.  By utilizing existing in-house production staff and equipment at the studio, a broadcaster no longer needs its own production crew in the field, saving significant cost in producing a remote, multi-camera live shot.

TVU Router provides over 200Mbps of Internet connectivity from virtually any remote location and acts as a network accelerator. With TVU Router as a portable field access point, users can transfer and receive files, stream video, search the web, utilize any IP connected device or service to pass data and more for a high speed, reliable and secure data connection. Existing TVU customers can easily take advantage of TVU Router without the need for additional hardware or data services as a software option for TVUPack and TVU One.

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.

 

IBC 2017: TVU Networks to Demonstrate Full Line of IP-Based Solutions for Live Video

Latest Product Offerings Deliver Operational Efficiency, Streamlined Workflow and Cost-Effective Automation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 13, 2017 –TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase its end-to-end IP-based ecosystem of new and current hardware and software products at the upcoming International Broadcasters Convention (IBC). Making their first showing in Europe will be: the currently shipping TVU One mobile transmitter solution with HEVC compression; TVU Router for delivery of over 200Mbps of reliable, stable and high-speed Internet connectivity from remote locations; version 3.0 of TVU RPS (Remote Production System), a cost-effective alternative for live remote, synchronized, multi-camera At-Home video production with frame accurate sync and genlock; TVU Producer, a web-based application for producing and streaming live content to Facebook Live; API integration with the Associated Press ENPS news production management system and version 6.0 update for TVU portable transmitters.

The TVU Networks’ booth will be in Hall 2, Stand B28 in Amsterdam’s RAI Convention Centre. The IBC exhibition runs from September 15-19.

“We’re eager to demonstrate the benefits of our latest IP-based video innovations to our current and potential customers in Europe and throughout the world this September,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “We’ve incorporated significant enhancements into our product range based on recent customer feedback that optimize the operational efficiency, workflow and automation capabilities of our entire TVU Ecosystem. The efficiencies of IP-based solutions such as in our new and shipping TVU One with HEVC make this a particularly exciting time for those that specialize in IP-based video workflow. The focus of our entire TVU Ecosystem remains to make broadcasters’ operations more efficient through automation and workflow integration.”

TVU Networks will show its TVU One live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter with integrated H.265/HEVC compression standard. With an established customer base, TVU One with HEVC delivers high-quality IP video transmission performance and features the company’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit dependable HD quality video with half-second latency even in a moving vehicle. It’s available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

TVU will also be showing the rack-mount TVU MLink model TE4500 live video transmitter with HEVC and 4K support. TVU MLink provides 3G/4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles. Combining TVU’s Inverse StatMux Plus technology together with HEVC, it delivers a high-quality picture with more efficient compression and less data usage.

Another product making its IBC debut will be TVU Router, which can deliver over 200Mbps of secure, reliable, high-speed and untethered Internet connectivity remotely. Now offered as a software option for TVUPack and TVU One users, TVU Router provides an easy way to send and receive IP-based data from a remote location to any other location using the Internet. With TVU Router as a portable field access point, users can transfer and receive files, stream video, search the web, utilize any IP connected device or service to pass data for a high-speed, reliable and secure data connection.

TVU will also demonstrate the latest version of TVU RPS, version 3.0, at IBC. Version 3.0 features the ability to synchronize across multiple unit pairs for additional channels, add a VLAN tunnel to connect any IP device between the field and studio, and includes VoIP support. TVU RPS enables the production of multi-camera news or sports program in a remote location using mainly a broadcaster’s existing control room in their studio and a public Internet connection from the field to deliver frame accurate, genlocked and synchronized multi-camera remote production. 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.

The company will also bring to Europe for the first time its TVU Producer software for web-based live production. Running completely on an existing TVU Transceiver, TVU Producer features a simple Web interface and support for Facebook API. With it, a producer can work within the same broadcast workflow as a 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 Facebook Live.

TVU will also highlight new company partnerships at IBC, including its new integration with the AP ENPS news production management system for an advanced newsroom content acquisition workflow. TVU and the Associated Press are partnering to streamline the field newsgathering workflow process with metadata-based linkage of media content to specific news story assignments at the point of acquisition. The integration automates and accelerates transfer and ingest of the linked content to the studio and within newsroom production solutions using a combination of AP technology with TVU’s new Progressive Download feature. This feature automatically mirrors content recorded in high-resolution to the TVU transmitter’s internal SSD – making it immediately available for transfer to editing solutions.

Designed for use with a single IP Ethernet connection, TVU is demonstrating the new TVU Era portable transmitter which enables live video streaming for social media platforms, news pool feeds and web streaming from any stationary location. It supports Facebook Live for live video transmission, and it features: variable bitrate or constant bitrate encoding over public Internet, TVU’s traditional one-button operation for live streaming, and an on-board Lithium battery for extended live recording in the field.

TVU will also be demonstrating its current products including TVU Grid, an IP-based switching, routing and distribution video solution. With TVU Grid, broadcasters can switch live IP video content and share live streams between remote locations. TVU Grid removes the walls from broadcast stations, empowering users to distribute or collect content with just the click of a button.

In addition, TVU will demonstrate its Command Center web-interface for centralized management and control of all live video content. Other transmitter solutions on display will include the currently shipping TVU MLink rack-mount transmitter with HEVC and 4K support and the TVU Anywhere app for live video transmission using iPhone and Android devices.

Version 6.0 for TVU portable transmitters introduces several new features, including Progressive Download. As mentioned above, 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;s being shot, greatly streamlining news acquisition. Also included is an all-new VoIP service running on TVU devices for high-quality, two-way communication between the studio and the field.

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.

TVU Networks to Participate at Upcoming SVG Sports Imaging Forum and LiveTV: LA

TVU Executive to Speak on Experts Panel on Wireless and Cellular Camera Systems

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 12, 2017 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will participate at Sports Video Group’s upcoming Sports Imaging Forum and LiveTV: LA. The two events take place July 19th at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles. TVU Networks senior sales executive Gary Stratton will be a featured speaker at the event, which will focus on the ability to capture high-quality images and video in sports production. TVU Networks will also have a booth at the conference.

The SVG Sports Imaging event will concentrate on advancements in HDR, lens and camera technology while the LiveTV: LA event will focus on live TV production including the impact of social media and OTT services on content creation and distribution. Stratton will be on the panel for Camera Imaging Forum’s session titled, “Wireless and Cellular Camera Systems.” The session will be held at 4:30, when Stratton and other experts in wireless and cellular-based camera systems will discuss the latest industry advances as technology looks to meet the production needs of ever-increasingly complex live event productions.

TVU Networks offers an end-to-end IP-based workflow ecosystem of hardware and software products and services designed for live video acquisition, production and operational efficiency. The company’s current shipping product suite includes TVU Router, which delivers Internet connectivity remotely; TVU Producer, a web-based application for producing live content for social media; TVU One mobile uplink solution with support for the HEVC compression standard; and a cloud-based centralized management solution called TVU Command Center. TVU Networks’ award-winning solutions have been relied on for some of the world’s biggest sporting events, including the Super Bowl, World Cup, and Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

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.

Teenage Professional Car Racer Devin O’Connell to Live Stream from Cockpit Directly to Facebook Live with TVU Networks

O’Connell’s Live Video Stream from Inside Moving Race Car Debuts During Claremont Speedway Race on June 2nd

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 25, 2017 – Throughout his career nineteen-year-old race car driver Devin O’Connell has broken through barriers. Diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome as a young child, Devin has championed the cause of Autism awareness while winning several titles, including: U.S. Legend Cars Semi-Pro Road Course World Champion, U.S. Legend Cars Semi Pro Asphalt National Champion, Stafford Motor Speedway U.S. Legend Cars Track Champion and the Allison Legacy Touring Series Champion.

At the upcoming Granite State Pro Stock Series at Claremont Speedway in New Hampshire, both Devin’s skill as a driver and the boundary-breaking technology involved in video-over-IP transmission will be showcased live online.

At the event, Devin’s super late model stock car will be outfitted with a TVU One mobile IP streaming newsgathering transmitter from TVU Networks – which enables high-quality video transmission from virtually anywhere, at anytime and under any circumstance, including a car racing at speeds of 185 miles per hour or more. Devin will live stream all of the action from his race car’s cockpit directly to Facebook Live using the TVU One transmitter. Video will be streamed to Facebook Live during Devin’s 100-lap race, which takes place on Friday, June 2nd.

Devin will continue to live stream the remainder of his 2017 season races to Facebook Live with the TVU One. TVU Networks is a sponsor of Devin’s throughout the 2017 racing season.

“We’re truly impressed with Devin’s accomplishments in the sport of racing at such a young age,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “Being able to see Devin race from his cockpit in real-time is going to be an exciting event to watch. We are happy to support Devin’s efforts to give racing fans the opportunity to see what racing is like from his vantage point – whether they’re tuning into his Facebook Live from the stands at the race, or from their living room couch across the country.”

Devin O’Connell said, “I’m super excited to bring this technology into short track racing. I believe it will showcase racing in a positive way and bring new fans into the sport.”

Last year, Devin took the opportunity to make a big step up in his racing career as he began competing full-time on the American-Canadian Tour circuit. The young racer claimed the 2016 American Canadian Tour rookie-of-the-year honors last fall.

Diagnosed at the age of nine with Autism, Devin often publically speaks about how he has managed to turn his disability into a different type of ability. Early on, the environment at the track proved to be a great place for Devin to socialize with other kids who also loved to talk about racing and cars. These days, Devin likes to give back by telling his story and sharing what he has learned to inspire and give hope to others.

TVU Networks’ TVU One solution features the company’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit dependable HD quality video with less than one second latency. It’s available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet. TVU Networks recently introduced the availability of its new TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitter, which supports the H.265/HEVC video compression standard. 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.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVU Networks family of IP transmission solutions gives 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.

Latest IP Video Solutions from TVU Networks on Display at BroadcastAsia

IP-Based Video Ecosystem Includes Updates for Video Acquisition, Transmission, Production, Distribution and Social Media

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 23, 2017 – 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.

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 while delivering 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 all your 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, a broadcaster can achieve on-location live production without the need to deploy 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 camcorders recorded content to the studio as it is being shot, greatly streamlining news acquisition. Also included is an all-new VoIP service running on TVU devices for high-quality, two-way communication between the studio and the field. TVU representatives can also discuss the optional SMPTE 2022-6/-7 high bit-rate IP output support through the TVU Transceiver for integration with advanced studio IP workflows.

TVU is introducing TVU Smart Caption. 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.

TVU Networks Wins Two Best of Show Awards at NAB 2017

TVU Producer receives a Best of Show Award from Video Edge, while TVU One with HEVC mobile IP transmitter wins a Best of Show Award from TV Technology

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 4, 2017 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, is the recipient of two NewBay Media Best of Show Awards, presented last month at the 2017 NAB Show. TVU Network’s TVU One mobile transmitter solution with support for the H.265/HEVC video compression standard received NewBay’s Best of Show Award from TV Technology, while TVU Networks’ new solution for web-based live production, TVU Producer, won NewBay’s Best of Show Award from Video Edge.

“TVU Networks is honored to receive two awards from NewBay Media publications at the 2017 NAB Show,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “We’re really focused on providing our customers with greater efficiency in their IP video workflows, and are happy that both the TVU One with HEVC and TVU Producer have been recognized as new innovative solutions in the industry.”

TVU Networks took its popular TVU One mobile uplink solution a step further at NAB this year with the introduction of the new TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitter, which supports the H.265/HEVC video compression standard. 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. The new TVU One live video streaming solution takes advantage of the improved compression and data management inherent in HEVC encoding, using less data and performing with even greater stability than ever before.

TVU One with HEVC is available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet. 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. With simple worry-free operation, 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.

TVU Producer, the recipient of the NewBay Best of Show Award from Video Edge, is a new solution for web-based live production. Running on a TVU Transceiver, TVU Producer enables broadcasters to easily produce live content to social media. Featuring a simple Web interface and support for Facebook API, TVU Producer makes it possible for a station’s digital producer to work within the same broadcast workflow as the traditional TV producer. With TVU 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 popular social media sites such as Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

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.

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.

NAB 2017: TVU Networks Introduces H.265/HEVC-Supported Mobile IP Newsgathering Transmitter

TVU One Mobile Uplink Solution With HEVC Sets New Bar With 0.5 Second Latency and Greater Efficiency Through Less Bandwidth Use; Units Already Shipping, With Orders From Multiple Customers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 20, 2017 – TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, announced today the immediate availability of its new TVU One with HEVC mobile IP newsgathering transmitter, which supports the H.265/HEVC video compression standard. TVU One with HEVC will be shown for the first time in its booth #C3739 in the Central Hall during NAB 2017 in Las Vegas next week.

The introduction of TVU One with HEVC follows the October 2016 introduction of the rackmount MLink TE4500 H.265/HEVC and 4K encoding solution at the NAB Show New York convention. The MLink live video uplink provides cellular 4G LTE transmission capabilities to satellite and microwave vehicles, vans and trucks.

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. TVU One with HEVC is available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple connections, including cellular, microwave, satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

“IP-based video delivery is advancing at a breakneck pace right now, and our continuing rollout of H.265 supported video solutions is intended to take advantage of the improved compression and data management inherent in HEVC encoding,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “The 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 0.5 seconds – 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.”

The TVU One with HEVC is already shipping, with orders for the compact, HEVC-compatible IP transmitters from the nationwide Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) network. The New York bureau of TBS and RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corp. (RKB) – a sub key station of the TBS network based in Fukuoka, Japan – have ordered multiple TVU One with HEVC units for their field operations.

TBS has been a TVU customer since 2013, when they started using TVU for mobile newsgathering. In January of last year, they began using TVU One mobile transmitters at network headquarters and international bureaus, including New York City, Washington, DC, London, Beijing, Bangkok, Seoul, and Moscow, for mission-critical news gathering.

“We’ve always been impressed with the TVU’s stability, IS+ technology, fast start up, and the company’s 24/7 customer support,” said Mr. Shiho Akagawa, News Operations Manager, at the New York bureau of TBS. “We’ve always been extremely comfortable using TVU products. Their fast customer support response time, even for minor issues, is incredibly helpful, especially when we’re shooting from the field and every second counts. Now, with H.265 support, we’re assured of even higher picture quality at a lower bit rate, which means we’ll be able to produce even more live shots and more file transfers from the field. TVU continually updates the feature set to respond to our requests. The TVU One gives us everything we’ve wanted – multi-band embedded modems, long battery life, multi-WiFi with smartphone control – all in one compact package.”

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.

TVU will make its first appearance in the Central Hall this year, moving from its traditional location in South Hall. This hall will become TVU’s home at the LVCC for future NAB shows.

NAB 2017 runs from April 22 through the 27th at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

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.

TVU Networks to Showcase End-to-End IP Video Ecosystem at NAB 2017

Enhanced Line of IP-based Products and Services Delivers Increased Workflow Efficiency and Flexibility for Broadcasters

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 13, 2017 – At the upcoming NAB Show, TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, will showcase its end-to-end IP-based ecosystem of hardware and software products, workflows and services designed for live video acquisition, production and operational efficiency. TVU Networks will introduce several new products and technologies at NAB, including its TVU One mobile uplink solution with support for the HEVC compression standard, TVU Producer, a web-based application for producing live content for social media, an update of the company’s cloud-based centralized management solution, TVU Command Center, an Open API integration with the Associated Press’ AP ENPS news production system and new TVU Router, which delivers over 200Mbps of reliable, stable and high-speed Internet connectivity remotely. Additionally, TVU will showcase the version 3.0 software update for the popular RPS (Remote Production System), version 6.0 update for TVU portable transmitters, and a new version of the TVU Transceiver featuring support for SMPTE 2022-6/7 high bit-rate IP output. TVU Networks will exhibit at NAB 2017 in booth #C3739.

“The focus of our TVU Ecosystem is to make broadcasters’ operations more efficient through automation and workflow integration,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “All of the new technologies and enhancements that we’ll debut at NAB place an emphasis on better performance and efficiency through an IP-based video workflow. Designed to seamlessly fit into and improve a broadcaster’s existing workflow, our video ecosystem encompasses all areas of production, from acquisition to management.”

TVU Networks will introduce more efficient live video acquisition with the availability of its TVU One live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter with support for the H.265/HEVC (high-efficiency video codec) compression standard, which requires less data transmission. The compact solution delivers high-quality IP video transmission performance and features the company’s patented Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) transmission algorithm to transmit dependable HD quality video with less than one second latency. It’s available with embedded modems and can transmit simultaneously over multiple mediums, including cellular, microwave, MIMO microwave mesh, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet.

The company will also introduce a new solution for web-based live production, TVU Producer. Running completely on an existing TVU Transceiver, TVU Producer enables broadcasters to easily produce live content to social media. Featuring a simple Web interface and support for Facebook API, TVU Producer makes it possible for a station’s digital producer to work within the same broadcast workflow as the traditional TV producer. With TVU 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 popular social media sites such as Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Additionally, the company will show an updated version of its TVU Command Center, which offers centralized remote management and control of all of a user’s TVU products and services. As a cloud-based solution, TVU Command Center offers the convenience of remote access from anywhere with an Internet connection. The product update includes a new multiview function that displays preview monitoring of multiple transceiver streams on a single Web interface.

TVU will also highlight new company partnerships at the show, including its new integration with the AP ENPS news production management system for an advanced newsroom content acquisition workflow. TVU and AP are partnering to streamline the field newsgathering workflow process with metadata-based linkage of media content to specific news story assignments at the point of acquisition. The integration automates and accelerates transfer and ingest of the linked content to the studio and within newsroom production solutions using a combination of AP technology with TVU’s new Progressive Download feature, which automatically mirrors content recorded in high-resolution to the TVU transmitter’s internal SSD, making it immediately available for transfer to editing solutions.

Another brand new offering at NAB will be the TVU Router solution, which can deliver over 200Mbps of secure, reliable, high-speed and untethered Internet connectivity remotely. Now offered as a software option for TVUPack and TVU One users, TVU Router allows for the easy sending and receiving of IP-based data from a remote location to any other location using the Internet. With TVU Router as a portable field access point, users can transfer and receive files, stream video, search the web, utilize any IP connected device or service to pass data and more for a high speed, reliable and secure data connection.

TVU will also demonstrate version 6.0 for TVU portable transmitters and RPS version 3.0. Version 6.0 for TVU portable transmitters introduces several new features including Progressive Download which streamlines field production by sending at high-speed a mirror-image, error-free copy of the camcorders recorded content to the studio as it is being shot, greatly streamlining news acquisition. Also included is an all-new VoIP service running on TVU devices for high-quality, two-way communication between the studio and the field. TVU will also introduce optional SMPTE 2022-6/-7 high bit-rate IP output support through the TVU Transceiver for integration with advanced studio IP workflows. In addition, TVU RPS version 3.0 will add the ability to synchronize across multiple unit pairs for additional channels, add a VLAN tunnel in order to connect any IP device between the field and studio and add support for VoIP.

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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