Converting Dead Zones to Live Zones
The LU60's built-in, proprietary antenna solution leverages highly advanced RF technology for exceptionally resilient transmission, beyond the capabilities of off-the-shelf aircards. Poor coverage areas that are considered "no-go" zones for cellular operation are transformed into HD transmission opportunities for news gatherers. From bustling streets and underground tunnels to urban high-rise office buildings, shopping malls and congested public events, the LU60 uplink backpack overcomes cellular fading and poor cellular coverage obstacles, taking "anywhere" to a new level.
The LU60 uplink solution supports resolutions ranging from CIF (360x240 pixels, Standard Definition) and up to 1080i High Definition. The video is encoded using the high efficiency H.264 profile and then transmitted to the studio. The LU60 comes with either SDI or HDMI and analog video input interfaces together with DV IEEE 1394 Firewire. The LU1000 software on the studio side supports multiple simultaneous SDI or Analog outputs to a TV switcher, as well as a variety of web encoders.
The LU60 offers dual SIM cards per modem as an option. This allows the user to switch between working with a local SIM set in their own home country, to a roaming set when travelling. The roaming set may be the recommended LiveU roaming offering or the user's own roaming set. In CDMA markets, both CDMA and GSM are supported.
Anton Bauer, IDX & Sony V-Mount support
The LU60 series is fully compatible with Anton Bauer, IDX and Sony V-Mount batteries. It supports either single or dual hot-swappable batteries as an integral, cable-free, part of the backpack. The cellular uplink unit can also operate with a direct DC power supply, comes equipped with a built-in ion-lithium battery, and supports additional hot-swappable batteries types. With the variety of power and hot-swapping options available, the LU60 can operate for very long hours without any down-time, supporting even the longest imaginable live events.
Even if you don't require a live feed from the field in every instance, the LU60 is ideal for preparing and uploading footage on the fly. Edit a take and add graphics in the field on your laptop and then uplink the finished file via FTP utilizing the multiple modems of the LiveU system. Also, you can easily upload large amounts or raw footage for studio editors to process.
Simple, Intuitive Control from the Field or Remotely
The LU60 portable uplink system can be easily and fully controlled by a single operator in the field using an intuitive touch-screen interface, and an external touch-screen. Additionally, the unit can be controlled remotely from any computer or using a variety of mobile devices such as iPhone, iTouch, Android, and iPad. The LiveU system also analyzes the data conditions in the field and automatically recommends the most suitable video settings.
Meeting Leading Broadcast Industry Standards
LiveU products support broadcast-quality low-latency transmission, and are compatible with broadcast industry standards such as SDI and analog inputs and outputs, return IFB channels, and more.
Field Production Flexibility
In addition to direct camera inputs, the LU60 can also support inputs from a variety of field editing and switching devices, and therefore support multi-camera productions and real-time field editing.
LiveU's transmission products can be used for either TV or web/mobile transmission, and are compatible with virtually any CDN or live video platform. For more information about LiveU's cellular-based uplink architecture, please visit our Technology page.