LU40-S (December 2012) - web

LU40 Series

Compact, Lightweight Device for High-Quality Live Video Transmission over Multiple Cellular Networks

The LU40 offers a ground-breaking high-quality video uplink solution for live newsgathering and online coverage of events. The LU40 comes in a substantially smaller form factor and has been specially designed to meet the needs of broadcasters and online media professionals on the move. With this latest product offering, LiveU brings live video capabilities to a far wider audience, ranging from online journalists covering political campaign trails and amateur photographers capturing local community events to students filming their college basketball league.

LU40-S for Broadcasters

The LU40-S incorporates LiveU’s proprietary internal antenna for additional resiliency in areas of poor cellular coverage. The device includes rich new features and capabilities for live newsgathering, including: low latency for interview-mode; local storage store and forward; file transfer (FTP); video and audio indicators; under one minute boot-up time;and the ability to control the unit from its touch screen, the server or from any web enabled device. The antenna and modems support a large number of cellular and Wi-Fi frequencies, including 4G LTE, ensuring enhanced signal performance with long-range reception and increased uplink capability.


LU40i for Online Media

LiveU unveiled its ground-breaking LU40i handheld live HD video solution for the online media market at IBC 2011. Since then, the LU40i device has transmitted live video from some of the highest-profile sports, music, and tech events around the US, including the Super Bowl XLVI Media Day. NBA All-Star Weekend, the 54th GRAMMY Awards events, the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the SXSW Music and Interactive Festival.


The LU40i is a core component of media streaming equipment and services. The media streaming software solution supports major CDNs (content delivery networks) and OVPs (online video platforms), creating an end-to-end live video solution. The LU40i provides a hub for multimedia streams, enabling customers to control, process, post-process and distribute video streams easily.

Portable, Easy-to-Use Solution

Weighing less than 700g (25 oz), the LU40 media streaming device can be seamlessly connected to, or mounted on, most commercially available cameras (SDI, analog and HDMI). With its integral touchscreen it provides simple yet flexible mechanisms for either local or remote control.

Bonded Uplink

With up to six network connections, the bonded LU40 offers 4G LTE/3G, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and LAN video transmission in a substantially smaller form factor. The LU40 leverages LiveU’s breakthrough algorithms for superior resiliency and sustained video transmission, even when on the move. It also includes versatile encoding capabilities for transmitting high-quality HD/SD video from diverse locations, adapting to dynamic network conditions.

Simple, Intuitive Control from the Field or Remotely

The LU40 portable uplink system can be easily and fully controlled by a single operator in the field using an intuitive touch-screen interface.The LiveU system also analyzes the data conditions in the field and automatically recommends the most suitable video settings.

Platform Flexibility

LiveU's transmission products can be used for either TV or web/mobile transmission and media streaming services. For more information about LiveU's cellular-based uplink architecture, please visit our Technology page.

 Resolutions 1080p50/60/25/30/24, 1080i50/60, 720p50/60/25/30/24, PAL, NTSC
 Video Inputs HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, Analog (composite, Y/C, component and stereo audio)
 Video Formats HD-SDI, SD-SDI, PAL / NTSC (SMPTE 425M, 424M, 259M, 292, 296M), HDMI 1.3, full A/V auto detection
 Video Encoder H.264 AVC high profile
Integrated Bonded Interfaces
Simultaneous Bonding Up to 6 network links; inc. 4 x Integrated 4G LTE / 3G cellular or WiMAX modems + internal WiFi and Ethernet
Supported Technologies

4G LTE, HSPA+, HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, CDMA EVDO Rev 0/A/B, Mobile WiMAX, Wi-Fi 802.11 a,b,g & n (with MIMO)

User Interface
 Control Full monitoring and control using touch-screen UI with lock-screen option, with full web-based remote control including from smartphones and laptops
 Preview Video preview; per-network cellular connectivity status including throughput, network delay etc.
 Dimensions With 1hr battery: 129mm x 150mm x 58mm / 5.07” x 5.9” x 2.3” (W x H x D)
 Weight 500g (17.6 oz) without battery, 700g (25 oz) with 1hr battery, 1000g (35.2 oz) with 3hr battery


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