– LiveU (www.liveu.tv), the leader in portable live
video acquisition, contribution and management solutions, is presenting its new LiveU
DataBridge at NAB 2014 giving reporters the ability to edit their content onsite, send back their
story to the editorial desk faster and more easily, and facilitate multiple Internet applications as
part of a seamless workflow in the field.
With the LiveU DataBridge, LiveU has added powerful new functionality to its broadcast
offerings and developed a standalone product for data transfer and Internet usage. For both
configurations, LiveU’s DataBridge provides aggregated bandwidth for uploading and
The first configuration will be demonstrated at NAB 2014 as part of LiveU’s new LU500 uplink
unit. The ‘Data’ mode operates seamlessly alongside ‘Live Transmission’ and ‘Store & Forward’
via LU500’s intuitive GUI. LiveU’s DataBridge enables users to download content from the
cloud, add other material and then transfer the final edited file back with a simple touch of a
button via a fast and reliable uplink. It also enables general Wi-Fi web access for other devices.
Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO, said, “This new development comes directly from the field;
we’ve listened to our customers, and developed what they need to make their job easier and
more productive. By integrating this new Data functionality into our product line, we’ve enabled
reporters to create faster and more comprehensive reports. This dramatically cuts down the
time needed to file reports, ensuring greater efficiency within news organizations and improving
workflow. It adds yet another significant capability to our existing live transmission, and store
and forward offerings.”
Weighing only 2.2lbs (1kg), the smaller, lighter LU500 includes six-eight internal bonded
connections. The LU500 includes LiveU’s proprietary antenna modules for greater resiliency
and is powered by LiveU’s new multi-processor video encoding engine. Available in backpack or
camera-mount configurations, the LU500 is integrated with the LiveU Central browser-based
management system for easy control and geo-tracking of all LiveU systems, feeds, and apps
LiveU owns the patent for cellular bonding for remote news gathering 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, booth #SU8513. LiveU will also be showing its
advanced mobile newsgathering truck in the Outdoor Exhibit area, booth #OE825.
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