​TVU Networks Introduces IP-Based Contribution Link

TVU G-Link is an IP-based solution intended to provide an affordable and reliable way to achieve for live point-to-point transmission in HD with half-second latency.

“For broadcasters, video producers, and organizations looking to easily and affordably transmit high-quality, live video from a single point to another, TVU G-Link addresses that need,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “Dedicated fiber, satellite and microwaves lines are ultimately much more expensive than implementing an IP-based solution like G-Link for live video transmission. We’re eager to show how this simple and inexpensive set up can help our current and prospective customers during the NAB show.”

G-Link runs on TVU’s MediaMind servers, with two hardware decoders paired together to form a link. Within G-Link, one server acts as the transmitter/encoder and the other as the receiver/decoder. The servers support a range of input and output source types and remain securely connected regardless of the distance between them, “making them ultra-reliable and deployable wherever necessary throughout the world,” said Shen.

The G-Link transmitter server takes incoming transmissions from any TVU Networks’ transmission device, as well as SDI video input, or external IP video and sends footage to the receiving server, which then outputs in SDI and IP formats in high resolution. The receiver can also output directly to social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook. 

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