MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2014) - TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP newsgathering solutions today announced the release of the TVU Grid open API for its award-winning TVU Grid IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution. TVU Grid open API enables third party broadcast equipment manufacturers and solution providers to integrate new or existing applications and devices with the TVU Grid ecosystem. This allows third party developers to take full advantage of TVU Grid's Web-based central control system, seamless switching capabilities, and complete ecosystem.
TVU Grid is a powerful IP video solution that enables TV stations to manage, route, switch and distribute live video content through both public and private Internet connections. One of the important components of TVU Grid is its Web-based central control console. By utilizing the TVU Grid open API, any broadcast equipment can become a fully-integrated part of the TVU grid ecosystem. As a result, for the first time, TV stations are able to manage and control all of their live feeds regardless of the transmission medium or manufacturer of their broadcast equipment from a single central control console.
TVU Grid can also seamlessly switch between IP sources and SDI and IP sources. With the TVU Grid open API, broadcasters can fully integrate TVU Grid with other business-critical tools within their broadcast workflow including video playout, production automation solutions and scheduling solutions.
"Since we introduced TVU Grid a year ago, many of the biggest and most influential broadcasters in the world have turned to TVU to help them accelerate the transition from SDI to IP and to more efficiently share and distribute video content," said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. "Now with the ability to support any IP video source, we can help broadcasters centrally manage live video content from more sources than ever before with just the click of a button. Whether it be from a cellular ENG tool such as TVUPack, a satellite or microwave link, the studio or an IP stream such as YouTube, TVU Grid gives broadcasters a powerful solution to capture video streams from any source and deliver them to viewers."
Already in use by hundreds of leading broadcast organizations around the world, TVU's award-winning IP video transmission solutions give broadcasters live broadcast capabilities in a lightweight, portable and mobile form. TVU transmitters including the TVUPack, are simple to use and provides broadcasters with low-latency, HD-quality signal that enables them to broadcast live at any time and from any location. TVU solutions have been used to deliver professional-quality live HD footage of a number of important events around the world including the World Cup, the London Summer Olympics, the Sochi Winter Olympics, U.S. presidential elections, the 2013 Papal conclave and recent unrest in Ukraine and Crimea.
For more information about TVU Grid, TVUPack and other TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvupack.com.
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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 Mountain View, Calif. with offices in New York, Boston, Raleigh, and Shanghai, China. More information about TVU Networks can be found at www.tvupack.com.