TelVue President and CEO Jesse Lerman told BTR that the B1000 and TelVue Connect are together intended to change LO/LA and PEG channels from a burden on cable operators to a profit center. The system is designed to replace the typical mishmash of legacy ingest and playout gear that requires multiple touches with an all-IP system that's simpler for both operators and contributors.
The B1000 supports CableLabs MPEG-2 Transport with both MPEG-2 and H.264 encoded video files in standard or HD formats, including ATSC. Its native IP over GigE interface integrates with copper or fiber IP network architectures. The 1 RU server features dual power supplies and a solid-state hard drive for the operating system and SATA2 RAID for content storage, as well as a full suite of scheduling and content management. Each server can originate one to 20 channels in SD or HD formats in both MPEG-2 and H.264. It also enables simultaneous broadcast of live streams and IP-to-file capture for archival and re-broadcast and interoperates with digital ad-insertion and EBIF-based interactive TV applications.