LiveU Launches “Solo”

Integrates with Wowza Streaming Cloud service for a seamless workflow

Based on LiveU’s field-proven patented bonding technology, LiveU Solo offers the most robust and high-quality bonded encoder at market price

LiveU, one of the leaders of the IP revolution in the media space, is bringing its broadcasting expertise to the online media market, by launching its new ‘Plug and Play’ Solo live streaming bonding solution at market price.

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Designed to fit seamlessly with web streaming workflows, LiveU Solo connects automatically to Wowza Streaming Cloud™, a cloud streaming service offered by Wowza Media Systems™, as well as other popular CDNs, OVPs and YouTube Live. Solo can be managed and controlled remotely via a web interface or smartphone.

LiveU Solo offers the best-in-class cloud streaming solution based on LiveU’s field-proven bonding technology, 10 industry patents, and integral LRT™ (LiveU Reliable Transport™) protocol. Optimized for video performance, Solo delivers the rock-solid video streams LiveU is known for by using LRT’s integral adaptive bit rate and forward error correction technology.

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On the transmission side, and as part of the overall streaming solution, this small, easy-to-use encoder is available in a single channel streaming configuration or with premium full bonding capabilities. The solution will be offered via LiveU’s new online store The store will first be available to US customers only)

“LiveU Solo is a cost-effective and seamless way to send contribution video over the internet to Wowza Streaming Cloud,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems. “We are happy to collaborate with LiveU to help bring an integrated ‘glass to glass’ live streaming solution that delivers the highest possible quality and reliability to anyone, anywhere.”

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Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO, said, “In discussions with our customers, we saw a growing need for a professional-grade live video product for the online media market. LiveU Solo is set to create a new standard in the web streaming space. Our goal is to offer a simple integrated solution to sports and other vertical markets, which is much more powerful. Now, everyone can start streaming at an affordable price.”

Wasserman continued, “Working in close collaboration with Wowza, LiveU Solo is aimed at any live online media production looking to improve their viewers’ experience.”

LiveU owns the patent for cellular bonding used today for remote news gathering in the US and in other countries. All LiveU products are based on this fourth-generation patented technology.

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About LiveU
LiveU is the pioneer and leader in IP-based live video services and broadcast solutions for acquisition, management and distribution. LiveU's award-winning technology enables live video transmission from any location around the world with lightweight, easy-to-use equipment.  From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With top-tier customers in 60+ countries, LiveU’s solutions are being utilised for breaking and developing news and high-profile events, such as the FIFA World Cup™, Winter and Summer Olympic Games, Presidential Campaigns, Super Bowls, US Collegiate Championships and red-carpet events. LiveU’s solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimised for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions.

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