TVU Networks is latest addition to the ASPEN Community

The ASPEN Community has announced that TVU Networks, a pioneer in IP-based live video solutions, has joined the ASPEN Community. The ASPEN Community is a rapidly growing coalition of more than 30 industry leading manufacturers and end-users who are adopting the ASPEN framework for building state-of-the-art IP facilities.

TVU Networks designs and develops technology for IP-based live video solutions for newsgathering organisations and other independent video producers. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, production, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure.

ASPEN (Adaptive Sample Picture Encapsulation) is a standards-based, open format that moves uncompressed Ultra HD, 3G, HD, and SD signals over MPEG-2 transport streams (ISO/IEC 13818-1). ASPEN provides a framework for transporting separated video, audio, and metadata as independent IP multicast streams. The ASPEN Community was founded at IBC 2015 to realise and promote the benefits of deploying the ASPEN format within IP-based broadcast and media facilities through the integration and interoperability of the open format.

“We have been a big believer in the advantages and benefits of IP based infrastructure for broadcast from the beginning. We introduced our TVU Grid video switching, routing and distribution solution a few years ago in response to the industry’s inevitable movement from SDI to IP, and we continue to develop IP based technology products and services for the industry,” said Matt McEwen, VP of product management, TVU Networks. “We are honoured to join the ASPEN community in support of IP-based workflows and standardised interoperability between devices.”

“We are excited to welcome TVU to the ASPEN Community. TVU brings a strong background in IP-based live video playout to the ASPEN Community. Globally recognized by major newsgathering organizations, TVU has integrated their live video playout expertise into the IP-based workflow and helped organizations transition to IP while leveraging their existing workflow infrastructure. This expertise will help to further develop the ASPEN technology,” says Mo Goyal, co-chairperson of the ASPEN Community.

Current members of the ASPEN Community include: Abekas, AJA Video Systems, Broadcast Pix, ChryonHego, Cinegy, CSP, Inc., Deltacast, Diversified Systems, Discovery Communications, Dome Productions, Edit Share, Embrionix, Evertz, FOR-A, Game Creek Video, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Limited Inc., I-MOVIX, LEADER Electronics Corp., Macnica America Inc., Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd., Myricom, NBC Sports Group, NEP Group Inc., Neutrik, Nextera Video, PacketStorm, PHABRIX, Pixel Power, Providius Corp, Ross Video, Sony, Streampunk Media, Tektronix, Time Warner Cable SportsNet, The Weather Channel, TV2, TVU Networks and Vizrt.

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