IBC 2017: TVU Networks To Model IP-Based Ecosystem, Software Products
TVU Networks will showcase its end-to-end IP-based ecosystem of new and current hardware and software products at the upcoming 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.
“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,” says 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 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 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 news gathering 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 mirrors content recorded in high-resolution to the TVU transmitter’s internal SSD – making it 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 copy of the camcorder’s recorded content to the studio as it’s being shot, 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.
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.