TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 85 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 a large majority of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes the award-winning TVU One mobile live cellular transmitter. Using its proprietary IS+ technology, TVU’s uplink solutions use any combination of cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet IP connections to deliver live HD video from practically any location.
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. TVU’s Grid solution solves the challenge of switching, routing and distributing professional-quality live video with low latency using ubiquitous, cost-effective IP networks. Many of the largest news broadcast station groups in the world have deployed TVU Grid and are leveraging it in their existing workflow infrastructures.
TVU solutions have been deployed by thousands of major newsgathering organizations and independent video producers around the globe to broadcast live events.
TVU IP Video Solutions
TVU One with HEVC – Fifth generation TVU mobile IP video transmitter is a breakthrough in size and performance. TVU One with HEVC cellular mobile solution uses both HEVC video compression and TVU’s patented Inverse StatMux Plus 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 Anywhere – Designed to turn your portable smart device or laptop instantly into a transmitter, TVU Anywhere is a powerful tool that enables a user to instantly capture and transmit live footage from anywhere at anytime. TVU Anywhere is easy to use – just download the app to your smartphone or laptop, open the application and start transmitting video. If a WiFi connection is available, TVU Anywhere can use it together with the smart phone’s cellular connection for even more reliable transmission.
TVU RPS – TVU’s Remote Production System (RPS) delivers a cost-effective alternative for live remote synchronized multi-camera news and sports production with frame accurate sync by leveraging a broadcaster’s existing studio control room staff and 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 RPS is capable of encoding up to six synchronized SDI sources and transmitting high-quality and low-latency IP video from a remote location to a studio-based receiver with six synchronized SDI outputs.
TVU Command Center – 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 that include managing 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 Router – TVU Router is a portable Internet access point that can provide over 200Mbps of secure, reliable, high-speed and untethered Internet connectivity anytime and anywhere by 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. This would be more challenging or not possible if the user were relying solely on the camera’s remote streaming capabilities.
TVU Smart Captions – TVU Smart Captions is a technically advanced voice recognition solution that uses artificial intelligence for close-captioning.
TVU Era – The portable, flexible and affordable TVU Era delivers the same high quality, low latency and resilient live video transmission found in more expensive professional encoders. Designed for use with a single IP Ethernet connection, TVU Era makes live video streaming for social media platforms, news pool feeds and web streaming from anywhere easy. Also, TVU Era seamlessly integrates with TVU’s ecosystem for a comprehensive video workflow solution.
TVU Aerial Newsgathering Pack – TVU has partnered with DJI, the leading drone manufacturer in the world, to deliver a fully-integrated live transmission solution capable of delivering live video from a DJI drone using TVU One. The solution is capable of transmitting in full HD with sub-second latency with more than 20 minutes of fly time for the drone.
TVU Grid – The award-winning TVU Grid is a powerful, yet simple IP live video distribution solution that uses existing regular consumer Internet access to transmit any kind of live video content to anyone and anywhere in the world. In addition, Grid allows you to send live video in real-time and simultaneously to multiple locations without needing to exponentially increase the transmission bit rate. With Grid, you can easily connect to a network of thousands of Grid-enabled broadcasters around the world and automatically share and receive video content, including sharing in a video pool feed.
TVU MLink – TVU MLink incorporates TVU’s proven, award-winning, and advanced IP cellular video transmission technology into a rack-mount unit. Designed for use in satellite and microwave vehicles and studios, MLink uses the H.265 compression standard together with TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux Plus transmission algorithm for reliable video transmission that requires less data and overhead with lower operating cost. MLink is capable of aggregating the transmission signals from multiple transmission mediums simultaneously, including cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet.
When using MLink that’s integrated into a satellite or microwave truck or van, there is no need to stop a live video feed when switching from cellular to satellite or microwave transmission and vice versa. MLink also gives you the flexibility to transmit solely over cellular while driving and then seamlessly switch or add satellite or microwave at your destination without needing to interrupt the transmission to deploy the mast.
TVU MLink is available in a model that supports 4K transmission.
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 today’s major social media platforms. Producer is integrated with Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Periscope and features a simple, easy-to-use Web interface. 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 different web-based platforms.
TVU Open API – 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.
AP ENPS – 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 human intervention, while also providing greater flexibility
TVU Alert – TVU Alert is a cloud-based service that makes it quick and simple to send mission-critical alerts, such as breaking news, anywhere throughout a news organization. Alerts can be sent to and from any TVU edge device and can be customized and sent to individuals, devices or to entire groups in the network.
TVU Leo – TVU Leo is the video solution for public safety organizations including law enforcement agencies. Leo permits live streaming video safely and securely from the field to a central operations or command center. TVU Leo supports Ethernet connected two-way data transfer including for PTZ cameras. Leo is able to significantly improve active response time while ensuring transmitted information is secure, encrypted and protected.