LiveU (www.liveu.tv), the leader in portable live
video acquisition, contribution and management solutions, and Network Innovations (formerly
GMPCS), a leading provider of satellite services, announced today that LiveU’s LU-Lite live
video transmission software is now fully integrated and certified to work over the Inmarsat
LiveU’s LU-Lite bonding software for laptops and mobile newsgathering vehicles can now
transmit live using up to two bonded BGAN HDR devices, from any location, at latency as low
as 1.4 seconds.
According to Avi Cohen, LiveU’s COO and co-founder, “The integration between LU-Lite and
HDR is a very important development. Until recently, the original BGAN was mostly used for file
transfer in remote locations. With the additional bandwidth on HDR, and the low latency and
encoding power of LU-Lite, broadcasters can now take LU-Lite and HDR to any breaking news
location around the world for actual live shots, even if local cellular or other data infrastructure
In addition, LiveU has signed a distribution agreement with Network Innovations, which will
become an authorized LiveU reseller, and the companies will offer combined turnkey packages
of cellular, BGAN, and KA-Band, to both companies’ customers, including emergency coverage
packages for local broadcasters.
According to John Stoltz, Director, Media Sector, Network Innovations, “We are very excited to
add LiveU to our portfolio of products. LiveU’s market leadership, innovation, broad array of
both hardware and software products, and ownership of intellectual property means that
Network Innovations can deliver the best combination of bonded cellular and satellite solutions
to our customers, to fit their specific needs”.
LiveU’s LU-Smart bonding app for smartphones is also supported by the BGAN HDR.
LiveU owns the patent for cellular bonding for remote newsgathering in the US and other
countries. All LiveU products are based on this fourth-generation patented technology.
LiveU will present its full range of portable uplink solutions at the 2014 NAB Show, April
7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booths #SU8513. LiveU will also be showing
its advanced mobile newsgathering truck in the Outdoor Exhibit area, booth #OE825.
Network Innovations will present its portfolio of products in its GMPCS/NI booth #SU-
Ken Zamkow, LiveU’s Head of Marketing, US and The Americas, will be speaking at the
Broadcast Engineering Conference, at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 10, 2014 on “The
Evolution of Cellular Bonding” - Wireless Solutions for Ancillary Broadcast Services