By: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 9:33 am
LiveU has expanded its live video portfolio to offer customers a complete, end-to-end transmission solution, adding laptop and mobile apps to its flagship LU70 backpack and handheld LU40 uplink solutions. At the same time, LiveU is unveiling LiveU Total, its unified management platform enabling control rooms to manage multiple video feeds from LiveU units operating in different locations, at IBC. The LiveU Total platform seamlessly supports the full spectrum of LiveU’s product portfolio within a single ecosystem.
Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO, says, “Our extended portfolio reflects the changing way live video is being acquired in the field. Customers now have an even wider range of options for their teams covering breaking news and events, at any time, using multiple devices to transmit video back to the studio. This can range from reporters and producers on news teams using their own smartphones and laptops to professional camera operators on location. All products are based on LiveU’s fourth generation high-quality and resilient bonded uplink technology.”
The LU-Smart Mobile App Solution brings bonded transmission to mobile phones and tablets, increasing overall bandwidth by combining Wi-Fi and cellular networks to reach optimal video quality. For example, operators can combine cellular and Wi-Fi to support connection to an external MiFi, enabling the bonding of two cellular connections in a single smartphone. In this way, users can bond the phones’ internal 4G with external 4G for a very fast uplink.
LU-Lite offers fast, reliable and high-quality cellular-bonded transmission via the laptop, using multiple modems. This solution serves a wide variety of applications and workflows in the field, including live transmission, editing, file transfer and store and forward as well as live interviews using the laptop webcam.
Both LU-Smart and LU-Lite are incorporated into the LiveU ecosystem by the LiveU Total platform.
LiveU’s unified platform uses a single server and remote management dashboard to control all the devices from one place via the web. Operators can easily combine different live feeds and switch between field-operated or studio-controlled transmission.