At CES 2018, LiveU Lets Users Do The Talking (Streaming)

At most trade shows these days, you typically find a motley crew of videographers—some independent, others affiliated with some type of media organization—running around the show floor conducting impromptu interviews.

At the year’s CES Show, LiveU, which is not officially exhibiting at the show, will turn the tables and interview these intrepid interviewers that will go live from the Las Vegas Convention Center using its video transmission via bonded cellular technology. The idea is to showcase LiveU’s latest encoding and file delivery technology in what can accurately be described as a very challenging wireless data transmission environment.

The company, with U.S. offices in Hackensack, NJ, LiveU will host an Facebook Live program each evening of the show featuring special guests from the live streaming world, who will talk about how and what they are producing live at CES. Hitachi, Panasonic and Sony have all formed partnerships to have their respective technologies work tightly together, so expect many to be using those cameras tethered to a LiveU LU600 cellular transmitter that uses HEVC compression to deliver low-latency, high-quality HD images from the show floor.

The LiveU LU600 supports file transfers at 80Mbps  with a low delay (0.5 sec) and a 100Mbps high-speed bonded Internet connection.

The LiveU LU600 supports file transfers at 80Mbps with a low delay (0.5 sec) and a 100Mbps high-speed bonded Internet connection.

The use of HEVC encoding also enables the LU600, LiveU’s latest portable transmission unit for global newsgathering and live sports and events coverage, to provide wireless live video transmission using half the nitrate (at up to 20Mbps) of H.264 encoders. The company also said that its LU600 offers the fastest file transfer (80Mbps), lowest delay (0.5 sec) and a 100Mbps high-speed bonded Internet connection. This, combined with LiveU's cellular bonding technology, will allow video crews to go anywhere inside the convention center and transmit error-free live pictures with the cellular transmitter carried inside a backpack. The transmitter weighs a mere 2.2 lbs. (1kg).

Viewers anywhere in the world can watch the live shows on Tuesday, January 9th and Wednesday, January 10th at 6 p.m. PT.

LiveU is also hosting a contest for CES attendees for a chance to win VIP access to the company’s onsite CES studio green room to meet the guests and even appear on the show and try their hand at producing a segment.

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