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The One Model TM1100 Hardware User Guide

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Chapter 1 – Introduction, setup, and base operation

TVU Networks “One” is the latest generation of portable TVU transmission devices. The TVU Networks One is based on the latest TM1100 hardware, the smallest and lightest transmitter in its class. The compact hardware design boasts a weight of just 3.9 lb. (1.79 kg) with the internal battery.

The One features up to 12 connections and Inverse Statmux X, TVU’s next-generation transmission protocol. It also features six next-generation, sub-6GHz 3GPP release 16 5G embedded modems with an advanced antenna array that supports multiple antennas for each modem, making the One compatible with the most advanced 5G networks including future network slicing.

The TVU Networks One hardware can be used with two different software variations. The One (single-channel transmitter) or the RPS One (multi-channel REMI encoder), as shown below.

RPS one architecture

Product overview

The “One” Model TM1100 delivers high-definition picture quality with 0.5-second latency at 3 Mbps within an ultra-compact, rugged hardware design. The One transmitter uses the H.265/HEVC or H.264 encoding and compression standard to deliver greater efficiency in data use and increased transmission stability. The 4K input support is optional for SDI.

With the One, live video broadcasters can fully leverage the versatility of a small, lightweight, IP-based high-definition video field transmitter without sacrificing performance, features, or picture quality. Switch from single-channel to 4-channel fully frame-synchronized REMI wireless transmission at any time.

The One model TM1100 includes an on-board, removable Li-Ion battery for unlimited runtime to give you more time for going live, recording, or transferring files. The One can communicate using RTIL, IFB, and bidirectional VoIP between the studio and the field operator without latency.

Real-time dual encoding makes it possible to go live under any network conditions by simultaneously recording a full HD copy of your video for later download.


The One model TM1100 features

  • The One 1-Channel (V4) transmitter can be upgraded – To an RPS One 4-Channel REMI Live encoder if needed (temporarily or permanently). The RPS One functionality is controlled via feature control.
  • Rugged chassis – CNCed from high-density aluminum.
  • On-board removable battery – For up to two hours runtime with all four channels encoding and six 5G modems. Utilize the standard TVU POWERPAC or any V-Mount/Gold Mount battery to extend runtime with hot-swap capability.
  • Battery run times – Internal: 2 hours (120 minutes), plus the External: 3.5 hours (210 minutes) = 5.5 hours of total run time (330 minutes).
  • Redesigned breathable backpack – With improved quality and durability.
  • 5G Ready – The first and smallest 5G ready, with the latest generation Sub 6GHz, 3GPP Release 16, 5G embedded modems.
  • Reliable low-latency, high-quality transmission – True 60 frame per second (full motion) 4K is available for Channel 1 as a standalone.
  • Support for up to 12 data connections – Up to 6 embedded 5G nano (4ff) modems, (w/ LTE/3G fallback), embedded 2.4/5GHz WiFi, Ethernet, and 4 USB connections for external modem connections.
  • Supports LTE Category 12 global modems.
  • Type 10 Micro SD support – Up to 18 hours of high-quality video storage. Pack ships with a 128 GB SD card.
  • Onboard SDI and HDMI input.
  • Onboard RVF HDMI output.
  • Offers optional 4K 50/60P HDR picture quality (12G-SDI ready hardware)
  • Color space – bit depth – 4.2.0 or 4:2:2 is standard up to 1080p), 8bit or 10 bit.
  • Encoding – HEVC/H.265 or H.264 video compression.
  • Auto Sync support via USB drive.
  • Enhanced 48 KHz, 24-bit Audio-only transmission mode support.
  • RVF status and version display – One/RPS One Software version 8.0 (Build 81108) or later supports RVF control via touch screen. Includes an RVF option to support viewing return video feed from an iPhone or iPad.
  • RVF support – TVU Producer or SDI input at Server Hotspot stream on the same server.
  • VLAN mode support – Can connect to the receiver’s VLAN without having a router data plan.
  • GPS and Partyline status display.
  • Supports access to TVU Partyline as a participant (not available for 4K format).

Contents and functions

The One transmitter model has a robust hardware design and functions to fit the needs of any live broadcaster. The One runs on the TVU platform and includes the following functions:

  • Simple Worry-Free Operation – TVU pioneered a one-button operation in portable live video streaming transmitters. The One requires no in-field configuration and boots up in less than 30 seconds.
  • Small Form Factor, Big Features – The One is feature-rich with no compromises to performance or capabilities. To see a full list of hardware and software specifications for The One, refer to “Product Specifications.”
  • Versatile hardware design and operation – The One single-channel live transmitter and RPS One 4-Channel REMI Live encoder share the same Model TM1100 hardware. Single channel transmitters ship with BNC silicon caps for unused SDI ports.
  • Supports 4-channel video independent transmission via feature control – The One 1-Channel (V4) transmitter can be upgraded to an RPS One 4-Channel REMI Live encoder if needed (temporarily or permanently). The RPS One functionality is controlled via feature control.
  • Inverse StatMux X – The One features proprietary video transmission technology called Inverse StatMux X (ISX). With IS+, the unsurpassed HD picture quality is dependably delivered at sub-second latency over cellular 3G/4G/5G LTE modems, even when transmitting in a moving vehicle traveling at over 60 mph/100 kph.
  • Powerful Real-Time Store and Forward – The One can simultaneously live stream and record. TVU has HD file transfer functionality that ensures the delivery of an HD quality error-free video clip to the studio in real time without waiting until the clip is fully recorded on the transmitter.
  • Digital memory card slot and video storage – Supports a 128 GB SD card (providing 8 hours of high-quality video).
  • Fully Compatible with TVU Grid – TVU’s IP-based video switching, routing, and distribution solution allows a broadcaster to share a One live video transmission with any other TVU Grid-enabled station, operations center, or physical location. TVU Grid features very low latency when switching, routing, or distributing live video.
  • On-board return video feed HDMI – Use this feature to receive a high-quality, low-latency SDI return feed in the field from a TVU receiver in the studio, where it can be monitored locally on an HDMI monitor.
  • Improved audio quality – Optimized audio transmission quality and compatibility. Supports high bit-rate audio setting up to 320 Kbps.
  • Support for external Bluetooth adapter (optional) – Communicate via VoIP wirelessly with an external Bluetooth adapter.
  • 5G Ready – System includes up to 6 embedded 5G modems (w/ LTE/3G fallback).
  • Support for external 5G devices – Connect to certain external 5G phones/MiFi devices to enable hotspot usage.
  • Closed caption pass-through – Support for embedded pass-through of closed captions for 1080i and 720p.
  • Support for TVU Partyline – Integrates with remote video conferencing as a One source.
  • Support for TVU Producer – Integrates with the Return Video Feed from Producer via WebR or RTL.
  • Speedtest feature – Supports speed testing of the transmission between the transmitter and receiver.
  • USB file upload – Supports USB file uploads from a flash drive.
  • Stream control – Supports streaming output of a receiver remotely.

The One integrates with the TVU Command Center Web interface which provides a cloud-based centralized management and control solution of all TVU devices and services. For detailed information about TVU Command Center, refer to the “TVU Command Center Set up and User Guide.”

Command Center grid view UI

About this user guide

This user guide provides detailed information about the following topics:

  • Important notices and guidelines
  • The One transmitter components
  • Setting up the One transmitter

Before you begin

Before you begin setting up the One transmitter, it is recommended that you identify the devices you intend to use with the unit, including cameras, cables, power sources, modems, and unit accessories.

Read and follow the notices and guidelines in this guide before you use your transmitter:

Note: These notices provide important tips, guidance, or advice.

The One/RPS One Software version 8.0 (Build 81108) or later uses the same hardware, which features two LCD console interfaces:

  • The One single-channel transmitter
  • RPS One multi-channel encoder

The One single-channel transmitter can be upgraded to the RPS One multi-channel encoder via feature control. Contact TVU Support at support@tvunetworks.com for more information.


The One transmitter components

The One transmitter comprises the encoder, internal battery, and embedded modems. Weighing just 3.9 lb. (1.79 kg), the transmitter fits easily in the average person’s hand.

The One features a newly designed, robust, and breathable backpack.

rps one annd backpack

TVU One Standard components

Standard Components for the “One” model TM1100 transmitters include the following:

  • TVU transmitter with SDI/HDMI input
  • 1x micro Internal SD slot
  • 1x Micro SD card (128 GB) Type 10
  • Internal USB connections (4x)
  • 4x 1080p inputs with VBR (inputs 2-4 have protective caps)
  • Ethernet port
  • IFB port
  • Power supply (AC Adapter)
  • Onboard, removable Li-Ion battery
  • TVU RPS One breathable backpack

TVU One optional components

Optional Components for the TVU transmitter include the following:

  • SIM cards (nano)
  • Micro SD card (256 GB) Type 10
  • AC car adapter
  • Universal adapter
  • External modems
  • External POWERPAC removable Li-Ion battery

TVU transmitter controls and operations

TVU transmitter is the central component of the One system. The transmitter handles video capturing, video encoding and transmission, modem management and dialing, and status/monitoring of the system.

Front panel LCD display and power indicator

Press the power button on the front panel to turn on the transmitter. The button turns green when the transmitter is powered on. The LCD screen displays configuration and status information for connected modems, including video input and transmission. When a video input is connected, an input preview is displayed on the LCD.

The one power and LCD screen

The One transmitter side-panel overviews

The left-side and right-side panels of the One transmitter model feature the following input/output connections and controls.

right side panel

The One transmitter’s right-side panel

left side panel

The One transmitter’s left-side panel


Setting up the One transmitter

Transmitter connections

Complete the following steps to set up the One transmitter:

  1. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI In port.
  2. Connect the SDI cable to the SDI In port.
  3. Connect the Ethernet input cable to the Ethernet port for a LAN connection.
  4. Connect the power to the DC Input port.
  5. Connect the audio component (3.5 mm mini audio output jack) to the IFB output port.

Detaching the internal battery from the transmitter

The transmitter’s internal battery is designed to fit within the unit but can also be easily removed. Complete battery power management for the One transmitter is available on the LCD touchscreen and the receiver interface.

Complete the following steps to detach the internal battery from the transmitter:

  1. Users will find two spring-loaded latches on the side of the transmitter opposite the LCD touchscreen.
  2. Orient the transmitter LCD panel down and push down on the latches to release the battery and slide it away from the transmitter.
battery release latches

Charging the internal battery

To charge the internal battery without removing it from the transmitter, connect the provided AC power adapter to the DC input on the unit and plug the other end of the adapter into an electrical outlet. The battery will then begin to charge. The battery will charge significantly faster (approximately 3 hours) when the transmitter is turned off.

Inserting SIM cards

The transmitter SIM card slots are designed to hold up to 6-Nano SIM (4ff) cards in three embedded modem slots. These SIM configurations are user serviceable.

Note: The transmitter SIM card slots only accept Nano SIM (4ff) cards.

Complete the following steps to insert a SIM card into the embedded modem slot on the transmitter:

  1. The One model has three dual SIM card carriers for use with the internal modems. To remove a SIM card carrier, push the SIM card in until it clicks and slightly pops out. Carefully pull the dual SIM tray out of the slot.
  2. Place 2 SIM cards into the dual nano SIM card tray as shown below and carefully slide the carrier into the embedded modem slot. Ensure the SIM cards stay in their respective carrier recesses during this process.
Dual nano SIM card carrier
SIM type reference

The One backpack configurations

The One transmitter or “pack” is designed as a standalone transmitter to transmit from a wearable backpack configuration. The backpack comfortably holds the pack while allowing users easy access to the power button, connections, and SIM card slots.

The touchscreen LCD interface on the pack can also be used while the unit is in the backpack. In addition, the backpack features mesh sections that allow for the essential ventilation of the pack to prevent overheating.

There are two backpack configurations for external batteries. They are the V-type and the G-type battery configurations.

V-type battery configuration:

  • The One V-type battery with a green connector
TVU One V type battery
TVU One V type battery with green connector

G-type battery configuration:

  • The One G-type battery with a green connector
G type battery
G type battery with green connector

Chapter 2 – Product specifications Model TM1100 transmitter

TVU One TM1100 Product Spec

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Document Part Number: The One Model TM1100 HW UG Rev A EN 12-2023

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