IBC 2016 LiveU Preview

LiveU will be making a major product announcement at IBC 2016, promising to take live IP video to a new level.

LiveU will demonstrate to IBC visitors the standard for high-quality and reliable live video acquisition, management and distribution over IP. LiveU’s full range of live IP video solutions will be on display.

Solo connects automatically to popular content delivery networks.

Solo connects automatically to popular content delivery networks.

LiveU Solo European Rollout

Making its US debut at the 2016 NAB Show, LiveU Solo will debut in the European market at IBC. LiveU Solo is a plug-and-play live streaming bonded solution for the online media market.

LiveU Solo allows users to livestream seamlessly into any web streaming workflow by connecting automatically to popular OVPs and content delivery networks such as Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Wowza Streaming Cloud and others.

Solo is easy to manage and control remotely via a web interface or smart device.

The new LU710 takes LiveU’s 1U rack-mount encoder to the next level.

The new LU710 takes LiveU’s 1U rack-mount encoder to the next level.

New 4K HEVC Encoder

LiveU will also present its next-generation LU710 4K/p60 HEVC rack-mountable 1U encoder for vehicles and fixed locations.

Combined with the Xtender transmission device (LiveU’s external antenna with six modems, delivering video rates of up to 40 Mbps) and LiveU’s enhanced server with 4K output, the LU710 encoder transforms any SNG truck into a fully mobile hybrid cellular/satellite solution for transmitting 4K/HD video with improved efficiency.

With an external intuitive touch screen interface, the LU710 is fully integrated in the LiveU ecosystem via LiveU’s Central browser-based management platform.

Major Software Release

LiveU will be presenting Version 6.0, a major software release for its full range of portable transmission and management solutions.

Version 6.0 includes a new intuitive interface for LiveU Central, LiveU’s cloud-based management and video distribution system, and an improved LiveU Matrix management workflow. In the new version, operators can manage all LiveU IP feeds and outputs from a single screen, handle multiple live streams simultaneously, and easily allocate specific live feeds to designated channels.

Version 6.0 also includes an enhanced version of MultiPoint, LiveU’s internal and cross-organizational professional video distribution service, which enables the sharing of high-quality live video between multiple broadcast facilities over the public Internet.

Key Version 6.0 benefits include workflow integration with MPEG-TS output from the LU2000 server, enabling broadcasters to connect their IP stream seamlessly to MCR and other third-party equipment; least-cost bonding, enabling users to prioritize the usage of cellular vs satellite (and wired Internet) in order to optimize their data costs; improved streaming algorithms and support for higher bandwidth for higher video quality, stronger resiliency and faster file transfer.

Version 6.0 also includes a software upgrade feature that allows customers to upgrade their LiveU units and servers to new versions and fully manage the process themselves.

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