TVU Networks just introduced the TVU G-Link, an Internet-based solution for live point-to-point transmission. TVU G-Link provides an affordable way to achieve high-quality transmission using only the public Internet to deliver HD video from one location to another with half-second latency. G-Link is ideal for applications such as news and sports broadcast as well as houses of worship looking to send live HD video from point to point.
G-Link runs on TVU MediaMind servers, with two servers paired together to form a link. The MediaMind servers are professional video hardware decoders designed for the centralized viewing, control and distribution of live video content. 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.
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.
Key Features of G-Link:
- Enables configuration of encoding (source name, type, bit-rate, delay) and decoding
- Ability to view encoding/transmission status of each link
- Local control: query, fast search, start/stop transmission
- Central control: management of multiple G-Link devices
According to TVU, G-Link can be deployed anywhere in the world as a centralized management platform, serving as the management hub of all connected devices from one location to another. Here are more specs.