LU60 for Professional News
Gathering over Multiple Wireless
LiveU's LU60 series takes the broadcast-from-anywhere experience to new heights with an abundantly rich feature set for Mobile ENG over multiple wireless networks. The LU60 bonds up to 14 cellular (3G/4G), WiMAX and Wi-Fi modems to provide a resilient, broadcast-quality video uplink, packing the capabilities of an HD Satellite truck into a compact backpack. The LU60 adds new features such as 1080i HD video resolution and super performance even at ultra-low sub-second latency.
Converting Dead Zones to Live Zones
The LU60's built-in, proprietary antenna solution leverages highly advanced RF technology for exceptionally resilient transmission, beyond thecapabilitiesof 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.
||1080i60, 720p30 (US) / 25 (EU), 720p60 (US) / 50 (EU), D1, VGA, Half D1, CIF
| Video Inputs
||HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, Analog (any), IEEE- 1394, Ethernet
| Video Formats
||HD (SMPTE 292M), PAL/NTSC (SMPTE 259M), DV25 / DV50 / DV100, DVCAM, DVCPRO/50/100 Full auto detection
| Video Encoder
||H.264 AVC high profile @ 128kbps to 30Mbps
|Integrated Bonded Interfaces
| Cellular Modems
||Up to 14 3G/4G cellular, Wi-Fi or WiMAX, Ethernet, Satellite (BGAN)
| Supported Technologies
||LTE, HSPA+, HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, CDMA EVDO Rev 0, Rev A, Mobile WiMAX, Wi-Fi 802.11 a,b,g & n
| LAN & BGAN
||Dual BGAN and LAN supported via Ethernet ports
|Proprietary RF Technology
||Benefits in video quality, resiliency, coverage, operation in urban canyons, poor coverage areas, on-the-drive, and even in crowded areas and system runtime
|World Wide Roaming
||Optional , Dual SIM cards per modem
||Full local monitoring and control using touch-screen UI, Full remote monitoring and control over the internet
||25 x 36 x 11.5 cm, 5 kg w/ battery