Garland Partners/LiveU BVE Preview 2013
LU40-S handheld unit and LU70 backpack showcased using 4G
Garland Partners will showcase LiveU’s compact, lightweight LU40-S uplink device for broadcast media, incorporating the company’s proprietary internal antenna for additional resiliency in areas of poor cellular coverage. The LU40-S offers rich new features and capabilities for live newsgathering, including: low latency for interview-mode; local storage store and forward; file transfer (FTP); video and audio indicators; under one minute boot-up time; and the ability to control the unit from its touch screen, the server or from any web-enabled device. LiveU’s proprietary internal antenna provides stronger connectivity. The antenna and modems support a large number of cellular and Wi-Fi frequencies including 4G LTE, ensuring enhanced signal performance with long-range reception and increased uplink capability.
LiveU's professional-grade LU70 series offers the definitive cellular-based live video uplink solution for global broadcasters with its second-generation proprietary internal and external antenna arrays, providing satellite-like resiliency on-the-move and in heavily crowded locations. The LU70 backpack bonds up to 14 3G/4G LTE, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and LAN network connections simultaneously, supporting the growing range of cellular network bands worldwide. Garland Partners will demonstrate LiveU solutions over 4G.
LiveU Xtender on show with the LU70
LiveU’s new external antenna, the LiveU Xtender, which increases network reception and provides additional resiliency for live video transmission in extreme scenarios will also be on show. The LiveU Xtender adds six additional network connections to LiveU’s LU70 professional-grade backpack and covers all current 3G/4G LTE cellular network bands worldwide. The combined LU70 and Xtender solution supports up to 13 cellular modems with enhanced RF coverage. The LiveU Xtender can be remotely-located or vehicle-mounted, creating a revolutionary mobile newsgathering (MNG) vehicle with satellite-like reliability, faster set-up time and lower overheads than traditional SNG trucks.
LiveU Smart Mobile app
Garland Partners will also highlight LiveU’s expanded video portfolio that offers customers a complete, end-to-end transmission solution, adding laptop and mobile apps to its flagship LU70 backpack and handheld LU40 uplink solutions. The LU-Smart Mobile App Solution brings bonded transmission to mobile phones and tablets, increasing overall bandwidth by combining Wi-Fi and cellular networks to reach optimal video quality. For example, operators can combine cellular and Wi-Fi to support connection to an external MiFi, enabling the bonding of two cellular connections in a single smartphone. In this way, users can bond the phones’ internal 3G/4G with external 3G/4G for a very fast uplink.