TVU Networks and Vislink today announced the launch of a next-generation TVUPack with Vislink’s integrated hybrid microwave IP technology. The jointly developed TVUPack is the world’s first portable IP newsgathering solution capable of simultaneously aggregating microwave bandwidth with multiple cellular data connections to deliver unprecedented quality and reliability. The TVUPack is the first fully-integrated product to emerge from the partnership between TVU Networks and Vislink announced in April, and will be on display at IBC 2014 in the TVU Networks booth (2.B28) and on the Vislink stand (1.A69).
As a result of growing demand for highly resilient and portable equipment capable of meeting new standards for mobile cellular transmission, TVU and Vislink have developed a unique joint offering that integrates the TVUPack TM8200 with Vislink’s hybrid microwave IP technology. Utilizing TVU’s powerful Inverse StatMux IP transmission protocols, the TVUPack is able to combine multiple cellular data connections with Vislink’s hybrid microwave IP technology to give broadcasters unrivalled flexibility, letting them transmit HD video simultaneously over cellular and microwave connections with sub-second latency. As a fully integrated IP newsgathering solution, the TVUPack combines best-of-breed cellular and IP microwave transmission technologies into a single mobile lightweight backpack.
“Vislink has long been an innovator in video transmission systems, and we are pleased to partner with TVU to provide an innovative new best-of-breed solution,” said Mike Payne, CEO of Vislink. “This integrated package is the first in the world to combine the best in cellular transmission technology from TVU with Vislink’s award-winning microwave uplink solutions. This integrated joint solution enables customers to overcome the inherent limitations of cellular and microwave infrastructure, when they are used alone. The new generation TVUPack combines both infrastructures into a single small backpack and will significantly increase the transmission success rate in extremely challenging conditions. We look forward to working with TVU to provide additional transmission solutions in the future.”
“Mobile IP newsgathering has become a business critical tool for broadcasters, and we are thrilled to partner with Vislink to deliver a superior hybrid solution that meets the demand for greater resiliency and flexibility. TVU and Vislink have partnered to offer customers the most powerful, robust joint cellular-microwave transmission solution available. TVU offers customers the industry’s most comprehensive IP video solutions platform, and we are proud to push the boundaries to deliver robust IP transmissions from more locations than ever before, in even the most challenging bandwidth environments,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.
The joint solution delivers a number of industry-first features including:
- Field crews can broadcast over cellular and microwave networks simultaneously, utilizing all available bandwidth to ensure a more robust and stable transmission. The system supports up to six 3G/4G/LTE connections as well as 2 or 7 GHz microwave.
- Users can add or remove microwave or cellular connections seamlessly without interrupting the transmission.
- Simple one button operation eliminates the need for in-field configuration.
- The solution is the first to offer Vislink microwave transmission functionality in a backpack, sending video signals up to 4x farther than COFDM/DVB-T.
The jointly developed TVUPack will be available for purchase in Q4 2014. Additionally, current TVUPack TM8200 customers can upgrade their existing transmitters to incorporate the solution’s microwave transmission capabilities. For more information, please visit www.tvupack.com or www.vislink.com.
About TVU Networks
TVU Networks provides broadcast organizations around the globe with innovative wireless electronic newsgathering (ENG) and Internet broadcasting solutions. Since its founding in 2005, TVU has provided solutions that enable any size broadcaster to overcome the limitations of traditional broadcasting infrastructure, expand distribution to a wider audience and capture and broadcast live video content in a cost effective way. TVU Networks is privately held and is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, Calif. with offices globally in the US, Canada, Asia and Middle East. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.
Vislink plc. is a global technology business specializing in the collection and delivery of high quality video and associated data from the field to point of usage. Vislink provides solutions to the broadcast market for the collection of live news, sport & entertainment events and to the video surveillance market including law enforcement and public safety customers. With offices in the UK, USA, Dubai, Singapore, Australia, South Africa and China we employ over 250 people worldwide and have revenues of £50 million. Our solutions include the design and manufacture of microwave radio, satellite transmission, wireless camera and marine systems; our manufacturing operations are in the UK and the USA. The Company is fully listed on the AIM. For further information, visit www.vislink.com.