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TVU Networks Launches MLink Rack-Mount IP-Based Transmitters
For in-vehicle or studio use
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—TVU Networks announced the release of TVU MLink, a series of
rack-mountable cellular uplink transmitters.
The TVU MLink product series is designed to
automatically aggregate multiple cellular, microwave and satellite connections
together simultaneously to ensure that field crews have the necessary bandwidth
to broadcast live real-time video in challenging environments. Additionally, MLink
combines a VBR encoding engine with TVU’s proprietary Inverse StatMux
The TVU MLink fixed transmitters feature a 1RU chassis
that will be available in two configurations. The MLink TE4200 transmitter can transmit live video over two
Ethernet connections, WiFi and up to eight cellular modem cards simultaneously.
This solution also includes multiple external antennas in removable or fixed
roof-mounted configurations designed to give ENG vehicles optimal resiliency.
The MLink TE4100 features
a single Ethernet port and VBR encoding, making it the ideal choice for fixed
MLink automatically aggregates all available bandwidth
without disruption of transmission, even as satellite, microwave or cellular
connections are added or dropped. It offers roof-mounted external MIMO antennas,
and goes live with the push of a button. No manual in-field configuration is
required. Field crews can manually control a transmission using the simple
front-panel mounted keypad and monitor live transmissions from the LCD panel. It can transmit live video with as low as sub-one second
TVU gear has been used for the World Cup, the London Summer Olympics, the Sochi
Winter Olympics, U.S. presidential elections, the 2013 Papal conclave and the
recent unrest in Ukraine and Crimea.