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LiveU Collaborates with Diadem and Sony Professional Solutions China on Hybrid DSNG Van in China

August 25, 2015

Offers broadcasters optimum flexibility and reliability for covering live news, sports and other high profile events

LiveU collaborates with Diadem and Sony Professional Solutions China to showcase their new joint hybrid DSNG (digital satellite news gathering) vehicle at the BIRTV show in China. The integrated solution combines Sony’s video source with LiveU’s LU700-SV video encoder, LU500 cellular uplink units, and Xtender antenna array, together with a BGAN/VSAT terminal and ADINNO webcast to offer broadcasters the most comprehensive and reliable live video coverage for OB (outside broadcasting) events for TV and online viewers.

Broadcasters can switch between the static LU700-SV encoder and LU500 backpacks to transmit different video angles in real-time, benefiting from the additional resiliency provided by the Xtender and BGAN/VSAT antennas. For example, sports production teams can enhance viewer engagement with behind-the-scenes coverage and interviews inside sports stadiums. They can also store, edit and forward edited video footage back to the studio using LiveU Central, LiveU’s cloud-based management platform, as well as add graphics, advertising and other elements using third party video production systems. Meanwhile, through the webcast, end users can view the on-line live stream in real time, together offering an ideal solution for TV broadcasters for live news and sports as well as any other important events.

LiveU’s four-time award winning LU500 backpack unit represents the industry standard for mobile uplink technology with up to 13 network connections and most powerful video encoder for global newsgathering and live events.

Mr. Sun Zili, General Manager, Contents Creation Marketing Div., Value Creation Group, Professional Solutions China, Sony said, “This is an exciting development for us with great potential. Using cellular technology together with satellite offers customers a highly flexible solution for transmitting live video from the field with significant cost savings. We’re already seeing demand for this solution from TV broadcasters, and other organizations.”

Mr. Gordon Gu, CEO of Diadem Technologies Inc., who carried out the integration, said, “LiveU’s brand reputation carries weight in the market. Its proven ability to work in hybrid mode with mobile units connected to the Xtender to boost the cellular bonding power was a major plus point in being selected for this project. We previously implemented a successful live stream promotion for Sony through the WeChat app based on’s webcast for the Shanghai International Film and TV show, which also showed LiveU’s technology in action.”

“Hybrid vans are increasingly being deployed by global broadcasters for live sports and news events, made possible with LiveU’s unique technology. We’re excited to be part of this innovative project, led by Sony, optimizing the integration between video, cellular, and satellite and showing how complementary technologies can work together to deliver excellent results, with significant operational cost savings,” summarized Mr. Doron Meirom, VP Sales APAC, LiveU.

The hybrid DSNG van will be on display at Sony’s booth number 8B01 at BIRTV 2015, CIEC, Beijing China (August 26-29, 2015).
LiveU’s full range of IP-based video uplink services and solutions will also be on show at Diadem Technologies’ booth number 7048 at BIRTV 2015.

About Sony Professional Solutions of China:
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About Diadem:
Diadem Technologies Inc. has operations in Beijing and Shanghai, China, and investment in the Bay Area, USA, combining creative US high-tech culture with China's continually-growing prosperous economy to bring innovative Sino-US economic and technological development for mutual prosperity.

The Diadem team is uniquely experienced in core technology fields, such as baseband, radio frequency chip design, wireless communication, information security, satellite communication, video processing, cloud computing and others, etc. with product lines including Intelligent Mobile Terminals (mobile terminals, rugged smart phones, tablets, mobile power bank, IP cameras), Intelligent Systems, and Cloud Service (Cloud HD live broadcasting service,, Cloud Secu-Call mobile information security service, Cloud Network video monitoring service, etc.).

With its technology-based service-concept focus, DiaDem’s solid hardworking team works across Sino-US and European, African and Latin America markets to explore opportunities together with its strategic partner LiveU. DiaDem aims for great success and benefit to both China and the international community.

For more information, visit and its sister company ADINNO,

Press/Sales Contact:

For Diadem:
Ms. Lei Gao
Mr. YunQing Wang
+86-21-5522 9560

About LiveU

LiveU is the pioneer and leader in IP-based live video services and broadcast solutions for acquisition, management and distribution. LiveU's award-winning technology enables live video transmission from any location around the world with lightweight, easy-to-use equipment. 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 top-tier customers in 60+ countries, LiveU’s solutions are being utilised for breaking and developing news and high-profile events, such as the FIFA World Cup™, Winter and Summer Olympic Games, Presidential Campaigns, Super Bowls, US Collegiate Championships and red-carpet events. LiveU’s solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimised for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.

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