At IBC 2012, leading broadcast and multiscreen systems integrator Visual Unity received a TV Technology Europe STAR Award for 4K Gateway, its newportable device for real-time low-latency video streaming up to 3D 4K.
The STAR Award (Superior Technology Award Recipient) is designed to celebrate and showcase the pre-eminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. Presented annually, these Awards are chosen by apanel of judges consisting of TV Technology editors and columnists who review a variety
of products and services at IBC and submit their nominations on the basis of the product’s technical applications and overall contribution to the industry.
4K Gateway, which was launched at this year's IBC,allows film, post production and visualisation companies to harness the power of 4K over unlimited bandwidth/distance in collaborative environments.The product was developed byVisual Unityinconjunction withCzech academic association CESNET and Prague-based independent post-production facility ACE.
Tomas Petru,President of Visual Unity, says: “4K Gateway is an elegant product that allows media agencies to transmit high resolution content in a reliable and cost effective way. The fact that TV Technology’s esteemed panel of judges have recognised the value of this product to the broadcast industry is hugely satisfying and we are really delighted to be honoured with a STAR Award.
Operating over dedicated photonic networks or shared Internet, 4K Gateway offers very low latency of less than 1 ms plus networking delay, thusensuring a truly interactive experience.
About Visual Unity
Visual Unity is an international Systems Integrator bridging the gap between linear broadcast, IT and IPTV to help clients reach and engage audiences on any screen. Since 1991, the team has been designing and delivering turnkey broadcast and complex multiscreen solutions worldwide – from HD Outside Broadcast vehicles and major playout
facilities to live internet streaming and Video on Demand services. Visual Unity’s award-winning vuMediaTMplatform helps broadcasters and content owners control how their brand and assets are managed and monetized in the multiscreen environment. Highly scalable and flexible, vuMediaTM delivers a cutting-edge live viewing experience on the web or any mobile or connected device, comprehensive VoD services, social network integration and secure robust content distribution – all of which can be deployed into existing workflows and business processes.