LiveU has announced the launch of the LU800, an all-in-one production-level field unit for live news and sports coverage.
The new product includes native 5G transmission, up to 4K p60 10-bit HDR transmission, mutli-cam production, HEVC encoding and remote production capabilities.
According to LiveU, it supports up to four fully frame-synced feeds in high resolution from a single unit, using IP bonding of up to 14 connections.
The unit has up to eight 5G internal, dual-SIM modems, supported by high-efficiency internal antennas, and has been optimised for 5G operations.
Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO, said, “Launching this ground-breaking product has taken on extra relevance, with the industry experiencing social distancing and budget limitations. There is an acute and growing need for high-quality, reliable and cost-effective solutions, supporting remote production workflows.
“With the return of live sports, 5G is expected to play a significant role in live production and contribution. The LU800’s smart 5G-bonding technology enhances the sustainability of video quality in sports stadiums and other venues, taking advantage of the increased bandwidth, lower latency and greater speeds offered by 5G networks. Our successful live 5G broadcasts with leading US, APAC and European cellular providers, together with our ongoing participation in EU 5G collaborative projects, have strengthened our knowledge and expertise in this field, enabling us to enhance our algorithms and solutions accordingly.”