LiveU Enhances LU600 Solution


USA: 2018 has been a milestone for LiveU with its flagship LU600 4K HEVC solution offering unmatched quality and reliability, taking live sports and news coverage to a new level. 
Major sports events include the FIFA World Cup in Russia – where the largest deployment of LiveU units are currently being used for live coverage from the 12 host cities; Absa Cape Epic in South Africa’s Western Cape (pictured), which is the world’s most televised mountain bike race, covering 658 km over eight days; and entry-level Formula racing – teaming up with Griiip, manufacturer of the G1, a new tech-packed, entry-level Formula race car, streaming live the G1 series races in Italy with on-board units to increase audience engagement.
Enhancements to the LU600 4K HEVC product suite have been announced and will be displayed at IBC2018. The improvements include 4K SDI offerings; LiveU’s professional HEVC 4K-SDI card presents an additional 4K product offering within the LU600 suite. The LU600 4K-SDI solution facilitates professional 4Kp50/60 streaming for top-quality production, supporting VR and 360 applications.
The LU600 solution also now offers a fully integrated hybrid roaming solution for hassle-free local and global operation. With the new dual-SIM modem configured with roaming SIMs, every LU600 can be a local and global unit without needing to replace or obtain local SIMs in over 100 countries worldwide. Combining three elements – dual-SIMs, global modems and roaming software – the LiveU units are ready to roam instantly.
Video return has also been enhanced. Targeted for professional broadcasters, this product development enables field crews to see what’s currently on-air and receive teleprompt information during live sessions.
The LU600 solution with the HEVC Pro card offers the ultimate video performance in live streaming for global newsgathering and beyond. Combined with the 4K HEVC Pro Card, the LU600 allows professional broadcasters and content creators to benefit from unparalleled video performance with extreme bandwidth efficiency – using one of the smallest portable cellular bonding units in the market.
New solutions announced by LiveU include LiveU Matrix, its next-generation platform for live contribution over IP, enabling broadcasters to view, manage and distribute live content quickly and efficiently.
Designed by broadcasters for broadcasters, the cloud platform makes it simple to curate content through one interface. Users can easily search, filter, preview, and distribute live feeds to one station, multiple stations, or thousands of end points within their entire affiliate network.
LiveU will also demonstrate the latest additions to Solo, its high-quality, plug-and-play live streaming device for the online media, including a newly enhanced Solo Studio Cloud Graphics suite and the new Solo app.
Built on LiveU’s bonding technology, Solo is the streaming solution of choice for major online media companies and affordable and easy enough for anyone to use. Solo allows users to live stream seamlessly directly to Facebook Live, Twitter, YouTube Live and other popular social media and online video providers. Solo is simple to manage and control remotely via a web interface or smart device.
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