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LiveU’s Xtender Improves Mobile Links
By
Ronen Artman
VP of Marketing,
LiveU

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ellular bonding technology has
already forever changed the
way that live and as-live video is
gathered and brought back from
the fi eld: it is a truly disruptive
technology.
This was recently recognised
by CNBC, who selected LiveU
for its inaugural Disruptor 50
list of privately-held companies
changing their sectors. From Tier
1 broadcasters around the world
to the ever-expanding online
media market - the transition in
the newspaper sector is a prime
example – live video is now far more
easily achievable.
Having pioneered the cellular
transmission market, LiveU has
recognised the need for technology
developments that continue to
increase the quality of the experience
for leading broadcasters while also
pushing forwards into new markets,
including smartphone apps.
Here we address the needs of
the market with the 2013 launch
of LiveU’s Xtender. Based on the
company’s fourth-generation
bonded uplink technology, this
has been designed to increase

LiveU’s Xtender system in use at the Open Water Marathon in Argentina

signal resiliency for use in extreme
scenarios, either due to the remote
location or where there’s a high level
of competition for cellular bandwidth
– very crowded locations being a
prime example.
The LiveU Xtender dramatically
improves cellular reception,
bandwidth, resiliency and latency
for live video transmission in any
scenario. It can be remotely-located,
tripod or vehicle-mounted, creating

a mobile newsgathering (MNG)
vehicle with satellite-like reliability,
faster set-up time and lower
overheads than traditional SNG/
ENG trucks. With the integrated
solution, broadcasters can also use
cellular connectivity as part of their
existing satellite trucks, offering a
hybrid satellite/cellular solution.
In a different configuration, the
tripod-mounted Xtender antenna
can also be wirelessly connected

PAG Offers Li-Ion Air Transport Advice
PAG, the UK’s longest established broadcast battery manufacturer, is offering
free advice to camera crews who wish to fly with their Li-Ion camera batteries…
he International Air Transport
Association (IATA) in association
with the International Civil Aviation
Organisation (ICAO) and the
United Nations (UN) set clearly
defined rules regarding the air
transportation of Li-Ion batteries.
They restrict the number of spare
Li-Ion camera batteries that can be
taken onboard passenger aircraft,
according to their watt-hour rating.
They also set out clear guidelines
and procedures for battery
manufacturers, to ensure safety.
Camera crews are often unaware
of these regulations, and can face
problems, such as having their
batteries confiscated and destroyed,
if they do any of the following:
• Check-in spare Li-Ion batteries
with cameras as hold luggage;
• Fly with more than two Li-Ion
batteries that have capacities
greater than 100 watt-hours;

T

• Fly with any Li-Ion batteries that
have capacities greater than 160
watt-hours;
• Fly with Li-Ion batteries that do
not have a UN test number for the
pack assembly (not just the cells);
• Fly with batteries manufactured
by a company that has no quality
control programme, such as ISO
9001:2008.
Recently, the Boeing Dreamliner
story has added to the perception
of the Li-Ion battery as a potentially
dangerous item. However, the reality
is that Li-Ion batteries are a safe
and robust source of portable
power, when they are designed and
constructed by a recognised battery
manufacturer that has specialist
battery safety knowledge, and one
that is committed to producing highquality products.
The Li-Ion battery construction
must be tested by an independent

facility in compliance with UN
safety regulations, as required by air
transport authorities, such as IATA.
The battery manufacturer should
be able to provide the test reports
for your scrutiny.
It is a mandatory requirement
for Li-Ion batteries to be sealed,
in order to preserve the original
build standard of the UN certified

Flight safe – PAG certified batteries

to LiveU’s backpack and handheld
units, offering even greater resiliency,
performance and flexibility
in crowded demonstrations,
sports stadiums and other
extreme scenarios.
To meet the aerodynamic demands
of placing the product on the roof of
a moving vehicle, the LiveU Xtender
consists of sharp and angular forms
made to evoke the technologically
cutting-edge character of the device.
Telefe, Argentina’s highest-rated
television network, recently used
the LiveU Xtender from a moving
boat while covering an Open
Waters Marathon event at Santa
Fe – Coronda.
According to Telefe’s Technical
Director of Channel 13 of Santa Fe:
“The Xtender more than doubled the
amount of bandwidth we would
typically get in that location, and
gave us consistent transmission
in a very congested area, where
normally we would have difficulties
obtaining a good cellular connection.
The Xtender is a game-changer in
such environments.”
The University of Oklahoma
(OU), a long-time LiveU customer
that creates over 1,500 hours of
programming per school year,
has also recently announced
that it will add the Xtender to its
tool kit for future projects to add
further flexibility and power to its
operations.

device, and for this reason Li-Ion
batteries should never be opened,
let alone re-celled.
The battery manufacturer is also
required, by IATA, to demonstrate
that it has a quality management
programme in place. The coveted
ISO 9001:2008 standard meets
this requirement.
PAG is now hearing of incidents
more frequently where air
transport rules are being enforced
rigorously by airlines.
Customers are calling PAG
increasingly for advice on how
to avoid a problem at the airport.
PAG’s staff are certified through
Civil Aviation Authority
approved training and have
the relevant knowledge and
authority to assist you.
Visit the PAG website
w w w. p a g u k . c o m f o r
information about flying
with Li-Ion batteries;
download the PAG Air
Transport Certificate with
UN test numbers for PAG
batteries; call PAG on +44
(0)20 8543 3131 for further
information or advice.


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InNEWS: Panasonic Announces AK-HC3500A Camera
InNEWS: Shotoku Elevates Newscasting for KETK-TV
InFOCUS: Camera Links – Following All the Vital Action
InTECH: Fischer Connections Solutions for Broadcast
InMEDIA: Delivering Anytime Content on Cable
InMEDIA: Screen – High Definition Subtitling and Beyond
InSOUND: DPA’s D:Dicate Recording Microphone Range
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In Broadcast - August 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - August 2013 - InNEWS: Panasonic Announces AK-HC3500A Camera
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In Broadcast - August 2013 - InNEWS: Shotoku Elevates Newscasting for KETK-TV
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In Broadcast - August 2013 - InMEDIA: Screen – High Definition Subtitling and Beyond
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