Powered by LiveU’s multi-processor video encoding engine and weighing around 1 kg (2.2 lbs), LU500 represents the ultimate uplink device for professional newsgathering. With its proprietary internal antenna, the LU500 optimizes available bandwidth to deliver broadcast-quality, resilient live HD video transmission for 24/7 news and events coverage on-the-move and in fixed locations.
The LU500 combines high performance and portability with an end-to-end boot-up time of less than one minute. The unit supports Anton Bauer, V-Lock, PAG, and LiveU’s internal swappable batteries and offers advanced remote control functions via the LiveU Central management platform.
LU500, with the new multi-media processors, offers up to ten bonded connections plus WiFi and two LAN connections. The unit can be connected to the LiveU Xtender external antenna for extra-resiliency in challenging conditions, and connected to satellite equipment to create a hybrid cellular/satellite solution for guaranteed bandwidth in remote areas. The LU500 can also support additional optional modems via external USB ports.
The LU500 can be controlled by a single operator in the field using an intuitive touch-screen interface or controlled remotely from any computer using the LiveU Central management platform.
|Integrated unit||Audio - video encoder, micro SD card, cellular & wireless modems, internal battery|
|Portability||Custom design, professional-grade backpack|
|Resolutions||1080p50/60/25/30/24, 1080i50/60, 720p50/60/25/30, PAL, NTSC|
|HW interfaces||SDI, HDMI|
|Video formats||3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI 1.4, full A/V auto detection|
|Video encoder||H.264 AVC high profile|
|Integrated bonded interfaces:|
|Simultaneous bonding||Up to 13 network links; inc. 6-8 x integrated 4G LTE / 3G cellular or WiMAX modems +
internal Wi-Fi and 2 Ethernet ports
|supported technologies||4G LTE, HSPA+, HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, CDMA EVDO Rev 0/A/B, Mobile WiMAX,
and internal Wi-Fi 802.11 a,b,g & n support
|Proprietary RF Technology:|
|Antenna arrays||Benefits in video quality, resiliency, coverage, operation in areas of poor coverage, on-the-drive, and even
in crowded areas. Enhanced support for all common wireless frequencies including LTE
|Multi-profile selection||Low latency mode
Maximum Quality mode for increased compensation in noisy networks
|Multi-target output||Diverse A/V output through SDI and H.264 streams including connectivity for CDNs|
|Power sources||Integral battery: 3 hours
Vehicle Lighter input: 12VDC
AC: 100V to 240V
|Local control||Full monitoring and control using touch-screen UI|
|Remote control||Full web-based remote control from laptops, or Google Chrome based browsers|
|Preview||Video preview; per-network cellular connectivity status incl. throughput, network delay etc.|
|Rich feature set:|
|Resiliency and quality||Top video quality and resiliency through algorithms such as automatic Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR).
Video encoding bit rate is set automatically; automatic Forward Error Correction (FEC) and other lost packet
recovery algorithms to maximize Quality of Experience for the end-user
|Professional features||Low latency for studio interviews; Store & 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
|Physical & interfaces:|
|Data||Micro SD Card Slot, Micro USB 2.0 OTG, RJ-45 Ethernet, Audio jack (in + out)|
|Dimensions||With 3hr battery: 150mm x 225mm x 70mm / 5.9” x 8.8” x 2.7” (W x H x D)|
|Weight||1.08kg (38oz) without battery, 1.68kg (59oz) with 3hr battery|
|Temperature||Operating: -5°C to +45°C (23F to 113F)|
• New video encoding engine
• Smallest backpack or camera mounted