Laurence Smith, executive at Graphic Image Technologies
A few years ago, the only way news stations were able to transmit news live from the
scene was from a Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) transmitting the feed via
satellite. Furthermore, news stations were unable to transmit their live video back to
the station through a public cellular network. This was largely due to smartphones and
other devices in the area that tended to use most of the available bandwidth.
Today, with advances in compression, and a better understanding of collectively using
different cellular carriers services, TVU Networks, have evolved their products to fit
the needs of journalists and broadcasters that are on-the-go and unable to utilise
large, costly satellite trucks.
This gave rise to the requirement for light, portable broadcast packs, solving these
challenges. However, as technology never stands still and is dynamic, we are seeing
new iterations of these mobile packs. A perfect example of this evolution is the move
from the TVU Pack to the TVU One. Both products are portable and able to stream a
video feed over 4G LTE networks yet the TVU One weights only one kilogram and now
offers resilient broadcast-quality video uplink while enhancing freedom of mobility in
the field for all live broadcast media outlets.
Laurence Smith, executive at Graphic Image Technologies says: With TVU One,
broadcasters of live video can take full advantage of a small, lightweight, IP-based
high-definition video field transmitter without having to choose between performance,
features or picture quality.
The TVU One is an all-in-one solution that is smaller and niftier than its predecessor,
and packs a serious punch for such a lightweight device. It comes with a rechargeable
internal battery, and has options for multiple embedded cellular modems and external
USB modems to ensure connectivity when its needed.
Whether the event takes place inside an arena or in a place without infrastructure,
like a golf course or mountain bike race, this TVU transmitter is versatile enough to
transmit video from wherever you need it including moving vehicles, Smith
With a simple one-button operation, this transmitter can also be controlled wirelessly
using a mobile phone or from a studio location with a TVU Receiver or Transceiver
video decoder device. The TVU One solution comes standard with an internal
rechargeable battery that delivers 120 minutes of use with ultra-low power
consumption. The TVU One can also simultaneously live stream and record with HD
file transfer functionality that ensures the delivery of a HD quality error-free video clip
to the studio in real-time, without needing to wait until the clip is fully recorded on the
transmitter. Furthermore, using TVU Grid, TVUs IP based video switching, routing and
distribution solution, a broadcaster is able to share a TVU One live video transmission
with any other TVU Grid enabled station in any location, quickly and easily as the TVU
Grid presents very low latency when switching, routing or distributing live video.
The TVU One, now available from Graphic Image Technologies, gives content
broadcasters industry-leading video transmission resiliency that they can depend on,
with high-definition picture quality and speed, with sub-second latency (as low as 0.8
seconds). It is this trifecta of reliability, quality and mobility, along with the fact that
the TVU One is Facebook Live ready, that will appeal to video content creators,
enabling them to reach new audiences over the air and on the web, concludes Smith.