LiveU has announced its 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.
Key features and benefits include:
- Superior 1080/4K video quality based on broadcast-grade hardware encoding – supporting VR and 360 degree applications;
- Very low power consumption, delivering 4 hours of battery time for unit operation;
- Dynamic bitrate and resolution changes on the fly, enabling real-time encoding based on available bandwidth, providing the best streaming solution in low bandwidth situations;
- HEVC and H.264 file encoding capability for production workflows;
- '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.
Samuel Wasserman, LiveU's CEO, said, "LiveU's HEVC Pro Card is a major breakthrough, combining the industry's leading portable bonding unit with the most robust 4K HEVC encoder to drive bandwidth, cost and performance efficiency. This will appeal to both innovative global broadcasters looking to deliver HD and 4K/UHD live video and regional broadcasters streaming from bandwidth-challenging areas. We see massive potential for live sports and other premium applications, as well as breaking and developing news coverage."
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.
LiveU owns the patent for cellular bonding used today for remote news gathering in the US, Europe, China and other countries. All LiveU products are based on this sixth-generation patented technology.
LiveU is driving the live video revolution, providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media. Let your audience become part of your story with high-quality and flawless live video, transmitted from anywhere in the world, through the use of our patented bonding and video transport technology. LiveU creates a consistent bandwidth and a reliable connection so you can acquire, manage and distribute high quality remote live broadcasts over IP. Our broad portfolio of products sets the industry standard for live video production. From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With over 2,000 customers in 80+ countries, LiveU's technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, online media, news agencies and social media.