TVUPack in the Cloud TS2000SD Receiver software license for Standard Definition streaming output only; can be used with 1 TVUPack. Includes one year warranty, plus standard maintenance and support.
TVUPack solves a common challenge that news broadcasters often face in covering live breaking news from locations that are difficult or costly to access using traditional methods. Our portable lightweight video capture and transmission backpack allows you to respond more quickly to broadcast live news as it happens.
Using proprietary software technology developed specifically by engineers at TVU Networks called Inverse StatMux, TVUPack dynamically monitors transmission signal strength to ensure the best broadcast picture quality is delivered live to your viewers. Inverse StatMux is changing the game for TVUPack customers worldwide.
Broadcast from Anywhere
TVUPack is perfect for capturing live news and events in crowded venues or from a moving vehicle. TVUPack is a fully self-contained content capture and broadcast solution with its own on-board power and data transmission capability. With a lightweight, portable design, TVUPack is ready to go whenever and wherever you are.
Deliver Breaking News As It Happens
Stay one step ahead with TVUPack and get to the news first. Setup is simple – plug in your camera and turn the unit on. TVUPack powers up in less than one minute and works right out of the box without additional configuration. You can broadcast live in real-time or store and forward the captured video.
Experience Reliable Video Quality
TVUPack uses multiple wireless 3G/4G, WiFi, WiMax and BGAN data connections to deliver broadcast quality signals up to 1080i HD. Using proprietary software technology, TVUPack is the only portable pack that minimizes latency by automatically monitoring available bandwidth and utilizing the best available signal. By actively managing both bandwidth and latency, TVUPack ensures that you are able to broadcast the highest quality live picture.
Acquisition costs for TVUPack are lower than competing solutions, and only a fraction of a fully-equipped SNG van. Operating costs are low due to simple, easy-to-operate zero-configuration design. Finally, transmission over wireless Internet lessens your dependence on expensive satellite links.
Mobility and Lightweight
TVUPack uses multiple wireless connections to transmit, and is backed up by solid-state storage that captures high quality footage when no data connection is available. The TVUPack is lightweight and can be worn as a backpack or hand carried. Constructed with rugged materials, TVUPack can stand up to rigorous use, enabling your field team to go anywhere and get breaking news fast.
Designed for Ease of Use
Operating TVUPack is simple: plug in the camera (SDI, Firewire, or optional composite connection) and turn on the power. That’s it – no complicated on-site setup and configuration for your field news crews to deal with.
IFB (Interruptible Feedback)
TVUPack is IFB ready. A news operations center can speak directly to a headphone equipped cameraman or talent in the field and avoid the disruption of using a cell phone.
Dual Battery, Hot Swap
TVUPack uses a dual-battery system with an industry standard Gold Mount design. Batteries can be hot-swapped while the unit is operating. You can operate the unit with one battery while the other is charging. This effectively provides you with unlimited running time.
Video is auto-recorded in TVUPack and can be remote- browsed, marked and retrieved from the TVUPack Receiving Terminal in the broadcast studio. This substantially speeds up evaluation and retrieval of field footage. If all the network connections are lost, the footage will be automatically stored for later retrieval.
TVUPack provides an option for wireless monitoring and control. This enables a camera operator to monitor the transmission, line quality, battery level and other pack statuses using a wireless smart device.
Inverse StatMux Technology
To address the limited bandwidth and instability of the 3G/4G environment, TVU engineers developed Inverse StatMux technology, which dynamically segments a live video signal and transmits the segments through multiple independent 3G/4G connections. Its intelligent control system monitors the bandwidth and performance of each connection in real-time to ensure that each 3G/4G connection is fully utilized. This technology ensures that the TVUPack can deliver a stable professional broadcast-quality live signal over potentially unstable 3G/4G environments.
Advanced Low-Delay Video Encoding Engine
To ensure that the best picture quality is delivered in a 3G/4G environment, the TVUPack comes with a powerful encoding engine packaged in a compact size. TVU's proprietary encoding engine is capable of delivering a vivid broadcast-quality signal with very low latency, even with limited bandwidth.
Variable Bit-rate Encoding Technology
Instead of requiring that an operator manually adjust to the appropriate bandwidth under changing conditions, TVU's Variable Bit-rate (VBR) encoding technology automatically adjusts the bit-rate according to the total available bandwidth. With VBR, the TVUPack will always use the full available bandwidth and deliver the best possible picture.
Forward Error Correction
TVUPack uses a powerful patent-pending Forward Error Correction (FEC) algorithm to auto-correct packet errors inherent in wireless Internet connections. This ensures a stable video signal, even in environments with constantly changing bandwidth such as broadcasting live from a fast-moving vehicle.
Traffic between the TVUPack and the TVUPack Receiving Terminal is transmitted securely and encrypted using a proprietary TVU protocol. Each TVUPack will only communicate with a specific TVUPack Receiving Terminal. There is no way to receive the video signal without authorization.