Livewire Digital Intros New Solutions at IBC

Livewire Digital is excited about the wide range of new announcements it has made for this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam. Taking center stage is RazorLink, a unique and very powerful communications technology around which Livewire Digital’s next generation products are built.

The Livewire Digital Stand at IBC will be filled with action-packed news, sports, entertainment and corporate footage. With it, Livewire Digital will be showcasing new versions of its M-Link Live X and M-Link NewsCaster portable HD and SD newsgathering solutions for deployment by a single reporter.

Designed to support live video over IP circuits such as 3G/4G, Inmarsat’s BGAN and other portable satellite systems such as Ka-band/VSAT and Thuraya-IP, M-Link Live-X now comes with integrated RazorLink technology enabling users to transmit high quality low latency video over bonded links such as multiple cellular modems.

RazorLink technology benefits both live and file based workflows, offering exceptional resilience and outperforming some competitive products by a factor of three or more, offering low latency high quality video and ensuring file delivery is as fast and reliable as possible.

Also making its debut on the Livewire stand is the ‘commercial release’ of NetCaster, designed to allow groups of untrained personnel to contribute to a broadcast or streamed shows from an iPhone or iPad. Key developments since it was previewed include event management and workflow functionality for full integration and contribution of both file based media (video files, audio file, photographs) as well as live footage over low bandwidth links using RazorLink technology.

Live event and crew management staff are invited to view Livewire’s new CrewLink intercom system for crews working on outside events, in a broadcast truck or studio, which comes complete with 2 push-to-talk hard wired handsets and a wireless iPhone app.

Other new products include SilverBlade, a new Camera-Top Unit powered by RazorLink adds the same features in a compact battery-powered unit allowing customers to use the built-in file transfer or live streaming features with camcorders such as Sony PXW-X, Panasonic P2 and JVC GY-HM series. Multiple 4G or 3G dongles can be attached in a bonding configuration to achieve higher bandwidth and greater resilience.

FTPVantage incorporates Razorlink technology It transforms the performance of your FTP client allowing it to transfer files at speeds equivalent to or faster than sophisticated enterprise solutions.

NetBlazor is compatible with Skype and other popular video chat and voice over IP applications. As well as adding network bonding for greater bandwidth (meaning better picture and sound quality) and resilience NetBlazor ensures the best possible use of your available connection in order to avoid problems that lead to picture degradation, frozen video audio/video sync issues and growing latency. NetBlazor will also provide greater bandwidth and more resilience for remote access to editorial systems such as iNews, Octopus and Dalet.

NewsCaster Mobile for iOS is in use by hundreds of our M-Link customers for the capture and delivery of iPhone video to M-Link receivers. The latest update adds support for iOS 8, an improved video recording interface and includes compression and uploading not just of videos from the users Camera Roll but now also of photos.

Many video journalists will welcome integration with the popular FiLMiC Pro video recording and editing application, allowing journalists to send their finished FiLMiC Pro stories straight to NewsCaster Mobile for encoding and transmission to an M-Link receiver back at the studio. Watch out for integration with other media apps in the future.

Visit Livewire Digital Ltd at IBC, Hall 2 Stand 2.C27.

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