Panasonic partners TVU Networks to develop IP-enabled camera workflows

Under the partnership, Panasonic’s P2 camcorders and PTZ cameras are integrated with TVU Transceivers and TVU Grid, as well as TVU Vista for streaming and remote production

Panasonic and TVU Networks have collaboratively developed two new video solutions.

First, is the integration of Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 P2 camera with the TVU Transceiver, which enables streaming from the camera directly to a TVU Transceiver via cellular, Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection. As each Panasonic camera is equipped with a network ID, the camera is able to provide an IP video stream, thumbnail and status to the TVU Transceiver or TVU Command Centre, a cloud-based management and control system.

In addition, the live stream from the Panasonic P2 camera can be triggered, monitored and managed on the TVU Transceiver or TVU Command Centre interface. Received P2 streams can then be distributed to other locations via TVU Grid, an IP-based video switching, routing and distribution solution that enables broadcasters to acquire live video from different sources for distribution to other Grid-enabled locations.

Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks, added: “No matter their location, they can acquire and transmit live, low-latency, HD video over IP, and distribute the video with TVU Grid to multiple outlets. In addition, the integration provides an entry into the TVU Grid ecosystem, and a part of the largest global video distribution network with over 2,500 broadcast stations.”

In a separate integration between the two companies, Panasonic’s pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras, such as the AW-HE130, can now be paired with TVU Vista, a routing device which provides streaming, management and control of IP-based PTZ cameras from remote locations. Designed for fixed camera deployments such as traffic cameras and beauty shot cameras, TVU Vista is able to manage multiple IP connections, and utilises TVU’s Inverse Statmux+ (IS+) technology for “stable and resilient” transmission over the Internet.

Delix Joseph T Alex, product manager, PTZ camera and IP networking systems, Panasonic, concluded: “We’re excited to expand our collaboration with TVU Networks to further accelerate remote production workflows and increase quality and efficiency. The new integrations allow for centralisation of AVC-ULTRA P2 cameras alongside AW series PTZ cameras for a scalable network video production system, all connected to the Internet and configurable from anywhere in the world.”


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