CampusOneTV is the newest rollout of Mt. Laurel, N.J.-based TelVue, which specializes in hyperlocal and community broadcasting delivery for telcos and cable companies.
The new offering gives colleges and universities a cost-effective platform to deliver high definition HD campus television broadcasts, from lectures to sports and concerts live or on demand. TelVue says its platform eliminates the need for HD encoders and set top boxes, and supports all digital playback on-air 24/7. And, president and CEO Jesse Lerman says, it's east to take to the web, as well.
"CampusOne combines traditional broadcast workflow into a single box with pro-quality results," he said. "It's an easy to access, easy to use web-based interface."
The company already delivers on-campus content to students on some 30 campuses, including Princeton, Rutgers, Yale and Duke, and Lerman says he expects CampusOne to take off this summer as university cable departments look for new ways to communicate with students.
TelVue's "TV Station-In-A-Box" broadcast system features include the CampusOneTV IP Digital Broadcast Server, which broadcasts standard or high definition video programming. Its all-digital delivery enables native MPEG-2 transport broadcast to standard digital TVs, with no additional encoders required. A Content Management System enables quick access to and the ability to upload and manage video files from multiple sources. The system is student-friendly because both new and experienced operators can schedule a full day of programming in just a few minutes.
The system also includes a digital signage capability, which allows school administration to update broadcast messages on their TV channel or network of video displays from any Internet-connected computer.
A unit costs $5,950.
"The key is scalability," he said. "One box can deliver up to 20 individual HD channels for about $1,500 each. A user can do live streaming across it, or set up a VoD system. And it supports all common I/O flavors. You can take all your high-quality channels being broadcast on campus and simulcast those or VoD them over the Internet as well. It's great for distance learning, to keep in contact with alums, or to keep students up to date on what's happening on campus."
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