​LiveU’s Latest HEVC Field Unit Targets Live Streaming

LiveU’s latest addition to its HEVC product range is the LU300 field unit with hardware based HEVC encoder scheduled to be ready to buy in Q4 2018.

Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO and co-founder, said, “Our best-in-class LU600 HEVC solution has transformed the market, offering flawless video quality for live news and sports coverage in the most challenging conditions and replacing traditional transmission solutions worldwide. With the LU300, we’ve taken the same professional-grade hardware HEVC encoding technology and made it accessible to other verticals for their live streaming needs.”

Weighing just over 900 grams (2 lbs) and available in a pouch or camera-mount configuration, the LU300 bonds up to six connections: two LTE-Advanced internal modems, two external modems, WiFi and LAN.

“Users can operate in real-time with extreme low latency with the highest quality, even at very low bit rates,” says Wasserman. “This is where the LU300 differs from software solutions where video quality may be sacrificed to keep the latency low or may be switched back to H.264 to save battery life.” [It provides a lengthy three-hour internal battery charge].

'Live & Store' functionality enables users to upload high quality stored copies of the live video immediately after live sessions. It can also serve as a standalone video encoder or be used as a LiveU DataBridge mobile hotspot for general connectivity in the field. It sports a enlarged2.2" display “with improved resolution, dramatic improvement in the visibility under sunlight conditions” and a new JOG controller for easier control of the unit. Additional enhancements include a stronger CPU for super-fast file upload.

The unit can be locally managed, or remotely managed, via LiveU Central, the unified management platform for LiveU’s field-units.

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