TVU Networks’ New TVU One Offers All-In-One IP Transmission
TVU Networks (Booth SU3605) is showcasing TVU One, its fifth-generation live mobile IP newsgathering transmitter. It is designed to deliver the transmission resiliency and performance, video picture quality, and sub-second latency of a full-size backpack transmitter but is more than 90% smaller and ultra lightweight.
“As mobile IP newsgathering has become the norm,” says CEO Paul Shen, “broadcasters demand that the transmission equipment become smaller and lighter without sacrificing performance or video quality. TVU One meets those demands and delivers a small, powerful solution that extends a broadcasters’ ability to capture and deliver live shots from more locations than ever before while maintaining the same powerful performance and rich feature set that has made TVUPack the industry standard for IP transmission from the field.”
Even with a 90% reduction in physical size, TVU One offers TVU’s patented IS+ (Inverse Statmux+) transmission protocol, Smart VBR technology, and the TVU.264 video codec. TVU One is able to deliver Full HD video with subsecond latency.
Weighing 1.55 lb., the TVU One transmitter fits easily in the average person’s hand, measuring (6.47 in. high x 4.75 in. wide x 2.6 in. deep). TVU One will come in backpack and belt-mount configurations for ease of use in the field. The all-in-one solution includes embedded battery, LTE modems, WiFi, and hotspot.
Additionally, any WiFi-ready wireless camera can connect wirelessly to TVU One for untethered HD quality live transmission.
It comes standard with up to six embedded LTE modems and can transmit simultaneously over up to 10 connections, including cellular, microwave, MIMO microwave mesh, Ka- and Ku-band satellite, BGAN, WiFi, and Ethernet. Connections can be added or dropped without interrupting transmission.
TVU One comes standard with an internal rechargeable battery that delivers 80 minutes of use. It is also compatible with external BP-U, gold-mount, and V-mount batteries to extend battery life. It also delivers ultra-low power consumption, and is as much as 70% more efficient than previous TVU transmitters.
Dual encoders enable simultaneous live streaming and recording, and TVU One can record up to 14 hours of Full HD footage. Additionally, TVU has introduced real-time HD file-transfer functionality, ensuring delivery of an HD-quality error-free video clip to the studio in real time without having to wait until the clip is fully recorded on the transmitter. This ensures that high-quality video production clips can be sent to the studio for editing in as little time possible.
TVU pioneered one-button operation in a portable newsgathering backpack, and TVU One carries on that tradition. The system requires no in-field configuration and boots up in less than 20 seconds with the push of a button.
In addition to remote-control functionality, TVU One introduces simple, easy-to-use 3.5-in. LCD touchscreen controls that provide video preview, system status, and fine-grained control over each transmission.
TVU One will be available for purchase in the second quarter.