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An interview from the 2017 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Ronen Artman of LiveU. LiveU's award-winning technology enables live, wireless video transmission from any location around the world with lightweight, easy-to-use equipment. From transmission backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live, mobile video transmission anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. LiveU’s solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimized for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions.

In this interview Ronen talks with us about the HEVC Pro Card, offering a powerful addition to LiveU’s LU600 portable transmission unit for global newsgathering and events coverage. Integrating the LU600 with the new 4K HEVC/H.265 hardware-based encoder allows professional broadcasters and content creators to benefit from unparalleled video performance with extreme bandwidth efficiency. LiveU is adopting the HEVC standard across its entire product portfolio from its smallest uplink units to hybrid truck solutions, delivering the highest compression and lowest power consumption.

By simply swapping out LU600’s video card with the new HEVC Pro Card, broadcasters can provide better video quality than H.264, while using about half the bandwidth, and broadcast more hours on the same data plan. In cases where original bitrate is maintained, the new HEVC Pro Card also offers greatly improved video quality. Live & Store’, allowing broadcasters to go live under any network conditions while simultaneously saving a high-quality copy of the live video for future purposes.

LiveU is extending its Solo product line of professional-grade wireless video encoders to accommodate the growing needs of online content creators streaming to social media and other online destinations. The enhanced portfolio offers Solo customers an affordable, easy to use, single interface to produce flawless online productions by adding features such as real-time graphics. The LiveU Solo portal user interface, accessible on any web-enabled device, has also been upgraded and offers a more intuitive and streamlined workflow helping Solo customers to navigate and complete tasks easily, such as Facebook Live scheduling.

LiveU Solo is the streaming solution of choice for leading online and social media content creators. Solo offers one-touch streaming to Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as other popular social media networks and online channels. Leveraging LiveU’s unique video transmission method, LRT™ (LiveU Reliable Transport), Solo allows users to deliver rock-solid content in practically every scenario – on the move and in remote or crowded locations.

Combining AP’s global news network with LiveU’s technological expertise, the innovative online platform expedites live coverage of breaking news and events in any location by connecting live video publishers and contributors around the world.

AP Live Community, which is free to access, makes it straightforward and cost-effective for any broadcaster to book a service provider for a specific time to cover anything from live breaking news to the coverage of planned events. The platform enables publishers to offer their consumers a wide range of live content, including events they otherwise may not have been able to cover, and those where a live feed is needed immediately.

All service providers registered to the platform use LiveU’s groundbreaking technology for cellular bonded transmission with automatic pairing through the AP Live Community platform, ensuring seamless live broadcasting directly into the live video publisher’s LiveU server.

For more information please visit: www.LiveU.tv

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