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.

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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