TVU Networks Delivers Enhanced Transmission and Distribution Functionality For TVUPack and TVU Grid IP Video Solutions

Major Software Updates Reinforce TVUPack Transmission Dependability; Adds New Booking Service for TVUPack and TVU Grid

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 24, 2015 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP video solutions, today announced the release of major software updates to its award-winning TVUPack mobile IP newsgathering solutions and TVU Grid IP video switching, routing and distribution solutions. With the release of TVUPack version 5.5, TVU continues to introduce technology, such as integrated MIMO MESH and real-time full HD error free video transfer, that makes it the most dependable mobile uplink cellular device for successfully transmitting video in practically any bandwidth environment. TVU Grid version 3.0 features even better lower latency performance and an updated user interface. TVU is also introducing its new TVU Booking Service designed to work with both TVUPack and TVU Grid, adding automated booking and scheduling using a simple Web interface. These enhancements will be demonstrated at NAB 2015, booth #SU3605.

“We have regular dialogue with our customers to understand their needs, which allow us to develop robust IP video management and transmission solutions that meet those needs. With the introduction of TVUPack 5.5 and TVU Grid 3.0, our customers will be able to take advantage of product enhancements and tools designed to make video transmission even more dependable and the scheduling of video content transmission easier. We look forward to demonstrating the next wave of TVU innovations along with a number of other new solutions at NAB 2015,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

TVUPack is relied upon by hundreds of broadcasters around the world because of its dependability. Building on the new algorithm in TVUPack release version 5.0 that provides a dependable transmission with sub-second latency, TVUPack version 5.5 delivers a number of new features that continues to deliver on its dependability while enabling broadcasters greater flexibility in their IP video acquisition capabilities. New features include:

  • Embedded Microwave MESH MIMO Radio –TVUPack now offers an integrated MIMO MESH radio that can be used in conjunction with cellular, Ethernet and WiFi connections. When connected to a MIMO Microwave MESH network, TVUPack delivers greater transmission resiliency in even the most challenging bandwidth environments, resulting in superior picture quality.
  • Real-time HD File Transfer – TVUPack’s new progressive download functionality delivers a flexible option for multimedia journalists looking to fully utilize the industry’s best-of-breed store-and-forward functionality. With this feature, TVUPack delivers a HD quality error-free video clip in real-time without needing to wait until the clip is fully recorded. This ensures that high quality video production clips can be sent to the studio for editing in as little time possible.
  • Enhanced TVU Social Functionality – TVU has introduced enhanced functionality for the TVU Social platform, enabling field crews to post still images from the TVUPack transmission directly to Facebook.
  • Dual Channel Receiver Capabilities – TVU has introduced a second available channel for TVUPack receivers, ensuring that TVU receivers can input live streams from two TVUPack transmitters simultaneously.

TVU Grid version 3.0 includes the introduction of performance enhancements that enable broadcast organizations to distribute video at lower latency settings, including sub-second latency. Grid 3.0 also features an updated simplified user interface.

As part of the release, TVU has also introduced its new TVU Booking Service, a simple, integrated booking and scheduling solution designed to help broadcasters better manage multiple streams within their IP video workflow. Working within the TVU Grid ecosystem, the TVU Booking Service delivers a simple-to-use integrated management system that allows stations to manage and control transmissions for both TVUPack and TVU Grid across all units. Using a simple Web-based interface, the TVU Booking System delivers simplified user management from any location, an easy booking workflow and easy configuration.

With its simple one-button operation and ability to simultaneously transmit over multiple combinations of cellular, WIFI, microwave, and BGAN, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite links, TVUPack enables broadcasters to deliver live streaming video from practically any location. TVUPack also offers broadcasters TVU’s proprietary IS+ transmission protocol and Smart VBR technology to ensure enhanced resiliency and superior picture quality in fluctuating bandwidth conditions, as well as the ability to transmit HD video with sub-second latency.

TVU Grid is a powerful IP video solution that enables TV stations to manage, route, switch and distribute live video content through both public and private Internet connections. Because the solution is video-source agnostic, TVU Grid can seamlessly switch between any connected IP or SDI sources and fits seamlessly within any broadcast production workflow.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. The TVUPack family of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the London Summer Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Sochi Winter Olympics, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the Super Bowl. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Social Media Links: TVU on Twitter TVU on Facebook TVU on YouTube

About TVU Networks

Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based video acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management operations to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 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 more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVUPack, the award-winning mobile live cellular uplink solution and TVU Grid, the award-winning IP video switching, routing and distribution solution. TVU Networks is a pioneer in IP video technology and is leading the way in helping organizations looking to transition to a predominantly IP-based infrastructure. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

Contact: Dan Sorensen TVU Networks 650-228-4842 dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

Broadcasters Leverage TVU Networks IP Video Solutions to Deliver Live Coverage from World Ski Championships

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – March 11, 2015 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions today announced that TVUPack IP video transmission solutions were used by broadcasters to deliver live video from the recently completed 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA. During the event, broadcasters used TVU Networks’ mobile cellular uplink backpack solution to deliver live shots from various venues at the World Championships and throughout the town of Vail.

As a part of its standard operating procedure for major sporting events around the globe, TVU Networks had a significant on-location presence at the World Championships, providing back up equipment and TVU personnel support for broadcasters using TVUPack at the event. Moreover, TVU deployed additional bandwidth networks such as private wireless hotspot and MIMO microwave mesh to ensure a high level of transmission reliability and dependability in the higher mountain elevations. TVUPack’s integrated MIMO functionality enables seamless transmission over both cellular and MIMO networks to ensure increased resiliency in challenging bandwidth environments and superior picture quality.

“TVUPack was an essential tool for TV8’s coverage of the World Championships. Often times, the ability to go live from the mountain can be limited by terrain or challenging bandwidth environments. However, TVUPack performed beautifully whenever we used it to go live – regardless of the location of our shoot. The pack was easy for our reporters to operate, and was an essential part of our production plan,” said Terry Michaud, Broadcast Engineer, TV8, Vail Resorts.

“TVU support during the event was outstanding. TVU has been a true technology partner for us, and TVU engineers were there every step of the way to ensure that each live shot was executed without incident. Their high level of support provided valuable piece of mind to us as we covered our biggest and most prestigious event of the year,” said Michaud.

With its simple one-button operation and ability to simultaneously transmit over multiple combinations of cellular, WIFI, microwave, and BGAN, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite links, TVUPack enables broadcasters to deliver live streaming video from practically any location. TVUPack also offers broadcasters TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus transmission protocol and Smart VBR technology to ensure enhanced resiliency and superior picture quality in fluctuating bandwidth conditions, as well as the ability to transmit HD video with sub-second latency.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. The TVUPack family of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the 2010 World Cup, the London Summer Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Sochi Winter Olympics, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the Super Bowl. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Social Media Links: TVUPack on Twitter TVUPack on Facebook TVUPack on YouTube

About TVU Networks TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

Contact: Dan Sorensen TVU Networks 650-228-4842 dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

Nexstar Broadcasting Group Selects TVU Networks to Expand IP Video Acquisition, Transmission and Distribution Capabilities

Major Broadcasting Group to Use TVUPack and TVU Grid IP-Based Video Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – February 3, 2015 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile IP newsgathering solutions today announced that Nexstar Broadcasting Group has signed a deal to deploy TVUPack IP newsgathering solutions and TVU Grid IP video switching, routing and distribution solutions across many of its broadcast stations. After careful evaluation of live mobile video systems, Nexstar selected TVU because the solution’s resiliency, ease of use and ability to transmit over multiple cellular, satellite and microwave connections – allowing the group to best supplement its newsgathering efforts.

With 105 television stations and 34 related digital multicast signals serving 56 markets across the United States, Nexstar stations reach approximately 15.6 percent of all U.S. television households. Nexstar plans to deploy TVUPack TM8200 mobile IP video transmitters to its various stations in order to easily distribute and share live IP video streams across the group.

“Nexstar is committed to providing innovative technology solutions that help our stations serve the local communities where they operate. As our stations embrace the move to IP video, TVU will be a valued technology partner giving our stations a local competitive edge. With TVU, our stations are better equipped to not only capture more live shots from on location, but to also share and distribute live video streams across the group,” said Blake Russell, Senior Vice President, Station Operations, Nexstar Broadcasting Group.

“Nexstar is one of the largest and most respected broadcast organizations in the world, and we are thrilled to be one of their primary technology partners. Together we are creating new solutions and new processes that will help Nexstar make the next big transition in the broadcast world; from SDI-centric to IP-centric. We believe that this transition will be just as important as the previous transition from analog to digital, and we look forward to working closely with Nexstar stations to help enable them to leverage the power of IP to reach their broadcast goals,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

With its simple one-button operation and ability to simultaneously transmit over multiple combinations of cellular, WIFI, microwave, and BGAN, Ka-band and Ku-band satellite links, TVUPack enables broadcasters to deliver live streaming video from practically any location. TVUPack also offers broadcasters TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus transmission protocol and Smart VBR technology to ensure enhanced resiliency and superior picture quality in fluctuating bandwidth conditions, as well as the ability to transmit HD video with sub-second latency.

TVU Grid is a powerful IP video solution that enables TV stations to manage, route, switch and distribute live video content through both public and private Internet connections. Because the solution is video-source agnostic, TVU Grid can seamlessly switch between any connected IP or SDI sources and fits seamlessly within any broadcast production workflow.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. The TVUPack family of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the 2010 World Cup, the London Summer Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Sochi Winter Olympics, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the Super Bowl. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

Social Media Links: TVUPack on Twitter TVUPack on Facebook TVUPack on YouTube

About TVU Networks TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

Contact: Dan Sorensen TVU Networks 650-228-4842 dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

TVUPack Powered by Vislink Hybrid Technology Awarded Two Best of Show Awards at IBC 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – October 13, 2014 – TVU Networks and Vislink today announced that the TVUPack Powered by Vislink Hybrid Technology is the recipient of two NewBay Media Best of Show Awards, presented at IBC 2014 by TV Technology Europe magazine and TVB Europe magazine.

The NewBay Media Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Only a small number of products were chosen for the Best of Show Awards from dozens of new products in competition.

“Broadcasters worldwide are recognizing the benefits of seamless transmission through hybrid technology. This award showcases the collaborative teamwork between Vislink and TVU that ensures our customers have the right tools to address their most challenging video applications. This new Pack adds to Vislink’s current hybrid portfolio, and is an important part of the Vislink solution that provides end-to-end video contribution, management and distribution solutions,’ commented Mike Payne, CEO of Vislink.

“We are thrilled that our partnership with Vislink is garnering recognition from some of the most influential voices in our industry. Because of the tremendous interest in this joint offering, we are offering an easy upgrade path for current TVU and Vislink customers looking to embrace this innovative hybrid solution. It is clear that broadcasters are looking for greater reliability and resiliency for each transmission and TVU and Vislink provide a powerful solution to accomplish this end,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “TVU is committed to providing flexible IP transmission solutions that go beyond cellular to deliver HD video and ease broadcasters’ transition to an IP-based workflow and infrastructure.”

The joint solution offered by TVU and Vislink was an immediate hit at IBC 2014, demonstrating the two companies’ commitment to meet the growing demand for highly resilient and portable newsgathering equipment. This unique joint offering integrates the TVUPack TM8200 and TVU’s Inverse StatMux IP transmission protocols to combine multiple data connections with Vislink’s hybrid microwave IP technology. This solution combines best-of-breed cellular and IP microwave transmission technologies into a single mobile lightweight backpack, enabling broadcasters to transmit HD video simultaneously over cellular and microwave connections with sub-second latency.

The solution includes a number of industry-first features:

  • The system supports up to six 3G/4G LTE connections, as well as 2 or 7 GHz microwave, and enables simultaneous broadcast over cellular and microwave networks. This ensures that each transmission is capable of utilizing the maximum amount of available bandwidth.
  • Users can add or remove microwave or cellular connections seamlessly without interrupting the transmission.
  • Simple one button operation eliminates the need for in-field configuration.
  • The solution is the first to offer Vislink microwave transmission functionality in a backpack.

Vislink and TVU products are synonymous with live video broadcasts around the world. Our solutions in microwave, satellite and IP transmissions give broadcasters powerful and reliable tools to distribute live video content to broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. Vislink and TVU Networks products have been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the 2010 World Cup, the London Summer Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 Papal conclave, the Sochi Winter Olympics, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

“We are enormously proud of our Best of Show recipients,” says TV Technology Europe Publisher Steve Connolly. “Recognition with an award at the IBC Show from NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications.”

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

About Vislink
Vislink is a global technology business specializing in the collection, management and delivery of high quality video and associated data from the field to the point of usage. Vislink provides solutions to the broadcast market for the collection of live news, sport and entertainment events and to the surveillance market including defense, law enforcement and public safety customers. With over 50 years in operation, Vislink has the expertise and technology portfolio to deliver fully integrated, seamless, end-to-end solutions using our best-in-class brands. The Company is fully listed on the AIM. For further information, visit www.vislink.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

Contact:
Bethany Bishop
Vislink
978-671-5793
bethany.bishop@vislink.com

TVU Networks Delivers Enhanced TVU Grid Solution

TVU Grid Accelerates the Move to IP With Centralized Managements and Integrated Scheduling Tools, Enhanced Usability

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 10, 2014 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP newsgathering solutions today announced the release of the next generation of its TVU Grid IP video switching, routing and distribution solution. The latest version of TVU Grid delivers greater flexibility, enhanced scalability and built-in scheduling and automation tools. These enhancements to TVU Grid will be on display at the TVU Networks booth (2.B28) at IBC, September 12-16, 2014 in Amsterdam.

TVU Grid is a powerful IP video solution that enables TV stations to manage, route, switch and distribute live video content through both public and private Internet connections. Because the solution is video-source agnostic, TVU Grid can seamlessly switch between any connected IP or SDI sources.

The latest enhancements to TVU Grid include a newly designed browser-based central management tool that delivers enhanced management and control over a greater number of video streams. TVU has also introduced a fully-integrated scheduling tool that enables fully automated switching between live streams. Additionally, with TVU Grid’s open API, broadcasters can fully integrate the solution with other business-critical tools within their broadcast workflow including video playout, production automation and third party scheduling solutions.

“As broadcasters turn to an IP-based workflow, TVU continues to deliver comprehensive end-to-end solutions to ease their transition. Over the past year, TVU Grid has seen strong adoption by many of the largest broadcast organizations in the world. Not only does TVU offer a powerful IP distribution solution capable of distributing video streams from any source, with these enhancements, TVU Grid delivers a seamless IP-based distribution solution that can be deeply and easily integrated into the production workflow of any broadcast organization,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

Already in use by over one thousand leading broadcast organizations around the world, TVU’s award-winning IP video transmission solutions give broadcasters live broadcast capabilities in a lightweight, portable and mobile form. TVU transmitters including the TVUPack, are simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location. TVU solutions have been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, the London Summer Olympics, the Sochi Winter Olympics, U.S. presidential elections, the 2013 Papal conclave and recent unrest in Ukraine and Crimea.

For more information about TVU Grid, TVUPack, TVU MLink, TVU Anywhere and other TVU Networks IP video solutions, please visitwww.tvunetworks.com

Social Media Links:
TVUPack on Twitter
TVUPack on Facebook
TVUPack on YouTube

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvunetworks.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

TVU Networks and Vislink to launch fully-integrated microwave and cellular IP mobile transmission Solution at IBC 2014

Joint live video transmission backpack dynamically aggregates bandwidth from cellular and microwave connections to offer superior resiliency

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – September 9, 2014 – TVU Networks and Vislink today announced the launch of a next-generation TVUPack with Vislink’s integrated hybrid microwave IP technology. The jointly developed TVUPack is the world’s first portable IP newsgathering solution capable of simultaneously aggregating microwave bandwidth with multiple cellular data connections to deliver unprecedented quality and reliability. The TVUPack is the first fully-integrated product to emerge from the partnership between TVU Networks and Vislink announced in April, and will be on display at IBC 2014 in the TVU Networks booth (2.B28) and on the Vislink stand (1.A69).

As a result of growing demand for highly resilient and portable equipment capable of meeting new standards for mobile cellular transmission, TVU and Vislink have developed a unique joint offering that integrates the TVUPack TM8200 with Vislink’s hybrid microwave IP technology. Utilizing TVU’s powerful Inverse StatMux IP transmission protocols, the TVUPack is able to combine multiple cellular data connections with Vislink’s hybrid microwave IP technology to give broadcasters unrivalled flexibility, letting them transmit HD video simultaneously over cellular and microwave connections with sub-second latency. As a fully integrated IP newsgathering solution, the TVUPack combines best-of-breed cellular and IP microwave transmission technologies into a single mobile lightweight backpack.

“Vislink has long been an innovator in video transmission systems, and we are pleased to partner with TVU to provide an innovative new best-of-breed solution,” said Mike Payne, CEO of Vislink. “This integrated package is the first in the world to combine the best in cellular transmission technology from TVU with Vislink’s award-winning microwave uplink solutions. This integrated joint solution enables customers to overcome the inherent limitations of cellular and microwave infrastructure, when they are used alone. The new generation TVUPack combines both infrastructures into a single small backpack and will significantly increase the transmission success rate in extremely challenging conditions. We look forward to working with TVU to provide additional transmission solutions in the future.”

“Mobile IP newsgathering has become a business critical tool for broadcasters, and we are thrilled to partner with Vislink to deliver a superior hybrid solution that meets the demand for greater resiliency and flexibility. TVU and Vislink have partnered to offer customers the most powerful, robust joint cellular-microwave transmission solution available. TVU offers customers the industry’s most comprehensive IP video solutions platform, and we are proud to push the boundaries to deliver robust IP transmissions from more locations than ever before, in even the most challenging bandwidth environments,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

The joint solution delivers a number of industry-first features including:

  • Field crews can broadcast over cellular and microwave networks simultaneously, utilizing all available bandwidth to ensure a more robust and stable transmission. The system supports up to six 3G/4G/LTE connections as well as 2 or 7 GHz microwave.
  • Users can add or remove microwave or cellular connections seamlessly without interrupting the transmission.
  • Simple one button operation eliminates the need for in-field configuration.
  • The solution is the first to offer Vislink microwave transmission functionality in a backpack, sending video signals up to 4x farther than COFDM/DVB-T.

The jointly developed TVUPack will be available for purchase in Q4 2014. Additionally, current TVUPack TM8200 customers can upgrade their existing transmitters to incorporate the solution’s microwave transmission capabilities. For more information, please visit www.tvupack.com orwww.vislink.com.

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, Calif. with offices globally in the US, Canada, Asia and Middle East. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.

About Vislink
Vislink plc. is a global technology business specializing in the collection and delivery of high quality video and associated data from the field to point of usage. Vislink provides solutions to the broadcast market for the collection of live news, sport & entertainment events and to the video surveillance market including law enforcement and public safety customers. With offices in the UK, USA, Dubai, Singapore, Australia, South Africa and China we employ over 250 people worldwide and have revenues of £50 million. Our solutions include the design and manufacture of microwave radio, satellite transmission, wireless camera and marine systems; our manufacturing operations are in the UK and the USA. The Company is fully listed on the AIM. For further information, visit www.vislink.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

Contact:
Jacqueline Roy
Vislink
978-671-5891
Jacqueline.roy@vislink.com

TVU Networks Delivers Software Update for TVUPack Mobile IP Video Solutions

Latest Update Delivers Enhanced Stability and Performance, Smart VBR Technology, and Deeper Social Media Integration

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – August 20, 2014 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in mobile IP newsgathering solutions, announced today the release of a major software update, version 4.1, for its TVUPack mobile IP video transmitters. This update introduces a number of performance enhancements that further optimizes the stability and performance for all TVUPack transmissions, increased flexibility for monitoring and controlling transmissions, and deeper social media integration for TVUPack users. These upgrades, along with additional new innovations that are yet to be announced, will be demonstrated at IBC 2014.

The software update is available immediately. All existing TVUPack customers with current support plans will receive these enhancements free of charge. Customers interested in upgrading their existing TVUPack equipment can contact the TVU customer support team to schedule an upgrade.

The version 4.1 update along with other recent TVUPack software updates provide the following:

  • Smart VBR Technology – TVUPack’s Smart VBR functionality enables TVUPack to adapt quickly and efficiently to extreme fluctuations in bandwidth during live transmissions. Now, the operator only has to set the desired latency for the live shot, and Smart VBR will automatically adjust picture quality based on the available bandwidth. Capable of handling bandwidth fluctuations from 100kbps to over 10Mbps in real time, Smart VBR ensures that the transmission delivers the best picture quality in a changing bandwidth environment, such as that encountered on most cellular networks. This function makes live-shots from a moving vehicle or other similar rapidly changing environments possible, and takes the guesswork out of managing transmission bandwidth.
  • Enhanced Performance at Low Latency Settings – TVUPack has dramatically improved its performance at low-latency settings, and can deliver HD-quality picture at as little as one second latency in mobile environments. With sub-second latency, broadcasters can transmit exceptional picture in even more scenarios, enabling more effective live talkbacks and delivering breaking news in the instant that it happens.
  • Enhanced Stability – TVU has introduced performance improvements for transmissions in low bit-rate environments, delivering superior error correction that results in a more stable transmission and improved picture quality for every transmission. As a result, broadcasters are able to deliver live video from extremely congested locations or in environments with little available bandwidth.
  • Web-based Receiver Interface – TVU has introduced Web-based receiver functionality, enabling users to monitor and control the TVUPack Receiver interface from any Web-enabled browser. This feature gives broadcasters greater flexibility to manage TVUPack transmissions from any location, no longer requiring production crews to be tethered to the production facility in order to monitor and control each transmission. The Web based receiver interface also enables users to control multiple transmissions from one single computer.
  • Deeper Social Media Integration – The latest software update includes enhancements to the recently-introduced TVU Social platform. TVU Social enables TVUPack to plug into and be fully integrated with any social media network globally such as Facebook, Twitter and Weibo. With a press of a button, TVU Social helps a reporter or camera operator report breaking news for digital viewers and allows them to connect more often and readily. The field camera operator or reporter no longer has to choose between streaming a live shot or posting to social media as they can now do them at the same time.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content for broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. The TVUPack family of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the London Summer Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 Papal conclave, and the Sochi Winter Olympics.

These TVUPack enhancements as well as other innovative new product releases will be demonstrated at IBC 2014. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides organizations around the globe with innovative IP video acquisition and distribution solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way over IP networks. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

Frontline Communications Partners with TVU Networks to Introduce New Cellular/Microwave/Satellite IP Vehicle Solution

CLEARWATER, FL – August 5, 2014 – Frontline Communications, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) Company, and TVU Networks the global technology leader in mobile IP newsgathering solutions, announced today that the companies will unveil the Frontline™ Cellular/Microwave/Satellite IP Vehicle Solution, an all-new broadcast communications vehicle. The vehicle, which leverages the TVU MLink mobile IP uplink solution, will be on display at the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) in Austin, Texas on August 7, 2014.

The Frontline IP Vehicle Solution (IPVS) will be installed as standard equipment in any of Frontline’s broadcast vehicle platforms. The heart of the IPVS is the TVU MLink rack-mountable IP uplink transmitter. Using TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux technology, TVU MLink simultaneously aggregates multiple IP data connections – including Ka or Ku band satellite, microwave, WiFi and 3G/4G/LTE cellular – to transmit live HD video at sub-second latency.

Available in Frontline’s Nissan-NV, Ford-Transit, Mercedes-Sprinter or SUV broadcast vehicle platforms, the IPVS is designed for vehicles and doesn’t rely on any single transmission mode. Frontline’s IPVS offers the ability to simultaneously use or switch between cellular, Ka-band satellite, Ku-band satellite and microwave connections without interruption to the transmission, maximizing the amount of bandwidth available for transmission.

“We are very pleased to partner with TVU to develop and provide what our customers have been asking for- leading edge IP-based ENG technology which delivers sub second latency and unsurpassed reliability. Frontline ENG vehicles will be able to deliver stable, reliable HD video from anywhere under virtually any condition,” said Jonathan Sherr, vice president, Frontline Communications.

“TVU is committed to giving broadcasters the ability to successfully go live from more locations and in more situations, and we are excited to partner with Frontline to deliver this powerful solution to customers. With TVU’s Inverse StatMux technology, broadcasters are not only able to use satellite, microwave, or cellular connections simultaneously to get ultimate reliability and dependability, but also be able to have any specific transmission join or leave the bundle without any interruption to the transmission. MLink gives broadcasters unparalleled flexibility and resilience in their ability to transmit live video, regardless of location and the bandwidth environment,” said. Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

About Frontline Communications
Frontline Communications, a division of Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is the leading manufacturer of custom broadcast and communications vehicles. The company’s wide range of products, including the NT Series, Sprinter and triple slide-out MCV are valued for their quality, advanced technologies and integration capabilities that perform in the most extreme environments. Frontline Communications is an ISO 9001:2008 Registered company. Visit www.frontlinecomm.com for more information.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkoshwww.oshkoshcorporation.com. ®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit

About TVU Networks
Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content for broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. The TVUPack family of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the London Summer Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 Papal conclave, and the Sochi Winter Olympics. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the cyclical nature of the Company’s access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets, especially in the current environment where there are conflicting signs regarding the global economic outlook and the ability of the U.S. government to resolve budgetary and debt issues; the expected level and timing of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) procurement of products and services and funding thereof; risks related to reductions in government expenditures in light of U.S. defense budget pressures and an uncertain DoD tactical wheeled vehicle strategy; the ability to comply with laws and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors; the ability to increase prices to raise margins or offset higher input costs; increasing commodity and other raw material costs, particularly in a sustained economic recovery; risks related to the Company’s exit from its ambulance business, including the amounts of related costs and charges; risks related to facilities consolidation and alignment, including the amounts of related costs and charges and that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; the duration of the ongoing global economic weakness, which could lead to additional impairment charges related to many of the Company’s intangible assets and/or a slower recovery in the Company’s cyclical businesses than Company or equity market expectations; the potential for the U.S. government to competitively bid the Company’s Army and Marine Corps contracts; risks related to the collectability of receivables, particularly for those businesses with exposure to construction markets; the cost of any warranty campaigns related to the Company’s products; risks related to production or shipment delays arising from quality or production issues; risks associated with international operations and sales, including foreign currency fluctuations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; risks related to actions of activist shareholders; and risks related to the Company’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this press release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company’s next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

Contact:
Stephen Williamson
Frontline Communications
727-580-8070

Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

More Than 30 Broadcast Networks Rely Upon TVUPack Mobile Cellular ENG Solutions to Deliver Live Coverage of South Korean National Elections

Major Broadcasters Deploy More Than 100 TVUPack Transmitters to Air Live Election Results As They Unfold

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 22, 2014 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile ip newsgathering solutions today announced that more than 30 broadcast stations used over 100 tvupack mobile cellular eng transmitters to deliver live coverage of the june 2014 south korean elections as they unfolded.

The June elections in South Korea marked a pivotal time for the direction of the country, and viewers from a cross the nation followed the results closely. Major South Korean broadcasters including YTN, Yeonhap TV, SBS and its three regional affiliates, MBC and its six regional affiliates, NewsY, Channel A, TV Chosun, ArirangTV, jTBC, and KTV deployed TVUPack solutions to various locations throughout the country from Seoul to Jeju Island in order to deliver the election results to viewers in real time.

“TVUPack has been a powerful tool for SBS as we cover the stories that are most critical to our viewers. On election day, TVUPack gave us the flexibility to cover the story on the move and in multiple locations. We were able to cover a number of different exit polls and to follow the mayoral candidates for the city of Seoul throughout the day. We also did a number of live interviews with citizens and candidates from two different moving vehicles, which enabled us to tell the story in a unique way,” said Mr. Heung-Soo Kim, journalist, SBS.

“We were extremely happy with the performance and stability of the TVUPack transmissions, especially at low-latency settings. Our photographers love the fact that not only is the pack extremely lightweight, but they only need to press a single button and they’re going live within 30 seconds,” continued Kim.

Using the powerful LTE networks available in South Korea, broadcasters were able to deliver professional-quality HD video of the events surrounding the elections from across the country without the need to deploy OB vans.

“Because of the quality of the LTE networks, the picture quality of the transmissions during the election coverage rivaled that of OB vans. As a result of its superior picture quality, stability, ease-of-use, and incredible customer support, TVUPack is the dominant cellular ENG solution in South Korea. An overwhelming majority of broadcasters in South Korea, including both major 24 hour news-only networks, use TVUPack for live video on a daily basis,” said Jeong-il Ha, General Director, MeretaST, a TVU authorized reseller in South Korea.

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. The TVUPack family of solutions has been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the London Summer Olympic Games, U.S. presidential elections, the 2013 Papal conclave, and the Sochi Winter Olympics, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.

Social Media Links:
TVUPack on Twitter
TVUPack on Facebook
TVUPack on YouTube

TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

United TV Ghana Deploys TVUPack IP Newsgathering Solutions

Large African Broadcaster Expands ENG Capabilities, Delivering Live Video of Breaking News and Sporting Events From Multiple Locations in Ghana

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – June 17, 2014 – TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP newsgathering solutions today announced that United TV, a 24-7 broadcast network in Ghana, has deployed TVUPack cellular uplink solutions to expand the network’s live newsgathering efforts.

As a recently launched major broadcasters on the African continent, United TV needed a solution that enabled them to broadcast live video captured from various remote regions throughout Ghana. After considering alternative cellular ENG products, United TV selected TVUPack mobile IP newsgathering solutions because of its ability to deliver a powerful, resilient transmission and its ease of use in the field.

“Our goals are to deliver live coverage from any region of the country as it happens,” said Carlos Owusu, MCR Team Manager. “We knew that we needed a cellular ENG solution, and selected TVUPack initially because of its excellent reviews and user recommendations. As we began using TVUPack in our regular news operations, we were thrilled with not only how easy it is to operate in the field, but in the high quality video that we’re able to broadcast from throughout Ghana.”

With the help of TVUPack, United TV has been able to dramatically expand its newsgathering operations throughout the country, relying upon the solution to cover news with significant national impact. “TVUPack has greatly enhanced our ability to cover important events in Ghana. The TVUPack was instrumental in our coverage of the state funeral of late president HE Atta Mills. We managed to capture memorial shots and bring them to over a million viewers in their homes,” said Owusu.

Since deploying TVUPack, the solution has become a trusted newsgathering tool for United TV, and is an important part of the broadcaster’s daily news operations.

“We use the TVUPack on a daily basis to cover a variety of stories for our mid-day news bulletin, whether it be an environmental story, corporate and government press conferences, accidents or other breaking news,” explained Owusu. “In the future, we plan to expand our use of the TVUPack to cover the Ghana parliament and sporting events as well.”

Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, the TVUPack family of IP transmission solutions gives broadcasters a powerful and reliable tool to distribute live video content to broadcast, online, and mobile platforms. The TVUPack family 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, the London Summer Games, U.S. presidential elections, Hurricane Sandy, the 2013 Papal conclave, and the Sochi winter Olympics. For more information about TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.

Social Media Links:
TVUPack on Twitter
TVUPack on Facebook
TVUPack on YouTube

About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.

Contact:
Dan Sorensen
TVU Networks
650-228-4842
dsorensen@tvunetworks.com

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