NAB 2018

NAB 2018: LiveU To Show Entire Products Line At Their Booth, Will Host Daily 'Live From NAB' Show

LiveU is taking its live 4K HEVC product offering to the next level with its newly enhanced LU600 HEVC portable transmission product suite, which it will showcase at NAB 2018. Thousands of LiveU’s LU600 HEVC units have been deployed worldwide, recognizing the unit as the best bonded cellular solution in the industry. The product suite now includes 4K SDI offerings and built-in global roaming capabilities.

“The market response to our LU600 HEVC solution has been tremendous. Customers worldwide have been telling us that the quality of their HEVC live video coverage is exceptional, enabling them to replace traditional transmission methods completely,” says Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO and co-founder. “We’ve already seen our HEVC solution used successfully during the recent Winter Games and we’re now looking ahead with anticipation to the FIFA World Cup in Russia.”

4K-SDI solution
LiveU is rolling out its professional HEVC 4K-SDI card as an additional 4K product offering within the LU600 suite, offering the ultimate video performance in live streaming for live sports and events, as well as global newsgathering. The LU600 4K-SDI solution facilitates professional 4Kp50/60 streaming for top-quality production, supporting VR and 360 applications. Supporting both 12G-SDI and 4x3G-SDI interfaces, the solution provides an upgrade option for the existing LU600.

Built-In Global Roaming
The LU600 solution 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. The LiveU units are ready to roam instantly.

LiveU’s complete roaming solution combines three key elements: dual-SIMs, global modems and roaming software. Highlights include:

Simple SIM management, operated from the unit’s user interface or remotely via LiveU Central, LiveU’s unified management platform

Per-SIM or Global SIM activation – any or all SIMs can be switched to roaming at the push of a button

Optimized roaming pairing (ORP), allocating different operators to different modems per county to achieve the highest potential bandwidth and optimal resiliency

Global LTE-Advanced coverage with a single cellular modem, integrated into the LU60.

“Our new built-in roaming solution is already in demand to cover upcoming major international sports and high-profile events, including the FIFA World Cup and Royal Wedding,” Wasserman added. “We never stop innovating and these new product enhancements offer new and exciting opportunities for high-profile live coverage, including news, sports and entertainment.”

Other key product enhancements for the LU600 HEVC product suite include Video Return, targeted for professional broadcasters, enabling field crews to see what’s currently on-air and receive teleprompt information during live sessions.

LiveU is presenting its full range of live IP video uplink services and streaming solutions at NAB 2018. LiveU will feature an exclusive live studio in collaboration with The Gadget Professor, Don Baine, who will present live coverage of the show.

LiveU Matrix 
LiveU Matrix is the next generation platform for live video contribution and distribution over IP, enabling broadcasters to view, manage and distribute live content quickly and efficiently. The dynamic 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. The flexible interface can also be customized based on the user’s role. LiveU Matrix gives full visibility into all feeds available and puts the broadcaster in the driver’s seat to manage and send content anywhere, without interruption or another piece of hardware.

“LiveU is reinventing the way live content is managed and distributed,” said Mike Savello, LiveU VP of Sales (Americas). “LiveU Matrix dramatically increases productivity, expands live coverage, and reduces operational costs. Designed by broadcasters for broadcasters, it is an essential tool that works for the newsroom.”

Key features include Previews of all available feeds – sneak peek before going to prime time; Leverage customizable metadata to search and filter feeds; Immediately distribute a live video without interrupting the current transmission; Instant multimedia notifications delivered through the platform; and Real-time collaboration between the news desk, engineers, and producers using the built-in chatroom.

LiveU To Host Daily ‘Live From NAB’ Show
Whether you’re going to NAB 2018 or want to see all the NAB2018 news from home, LiveU has you covered with new technology, exclusive content and updates that you won’t find anywhere else using a LiveU At-Home Production Solution.

Don Baine, The Gadget Professor is taking over the LiveU Studio for his live NAB coverage every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT. The production will be produced using LiveU’s Wireless At-Home Production Solution so visitors will be able to see how the broadcast is being produced affordably and easily. The studio will also show how all that’s needed are lights, cameras, sound and LiveU’s award-winning LU600 HEVC solution. The LU600 will drive live content back to The Gadget Professor’s studio in Scottsdale for real-time production and distribution. All switching and graphics production will take place there.

Audiences at home will also be able to tune in to watch additional live video programming created specifically for LiveU’s Facebook Page using the LiveU Solo product, streaming live from all around the convention center and Las Vegas.

LiveU “Live From NAB” Daily Show Schedule

  • Monday: What’s in your live streaming toolkit? Presented by LiveU Product Manager Chris Perry, featuring guests David Foster and Luria Petrucci of Live Streaming Pros, Twitch IRLer, TheNo1Alex, and Live Streaming Producer, Ben Ratner.
  • Tuesday: The Sports Show featuring the New York Jets, Stretch Internet, and L2 Productions looking at fan engagement, At-Home Production, and monetization for live sports.
  • Wednesday: The Studio Goes Rogue – We will “unplug” our At-Home production studio on the booth and take you behind the scenes to show viewers how they  setup and produce a high-quality multi-camera live show with graphics and social media interaction in just minutes – without a large crew, budget or skill set. Sling Studio will co-host and will take live questions from the home audience.

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