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Winning Election Coverage - LiveU
Ronen Artman, VP of Marketing, LiveU considers
the advances in cellular bonding technology...

I

t's genuinely amazing to see how far
LiveU has come since the first use of
our technology almost a decade ago,
not only as a company, but also how
much cellular bonding has changed the
industry.
Wireless cellular-based transmission
has become mainstream technology
for broadcasters worldwide. With
increased reliability and reduced
delay, portable transmission solutions
enable broadcasters to capture highquality video while being mobile,
responsive and shooting from different
locations.
In the past year, we have seen two
significant elections take place, one in
the US and one in the UK. Both cases
illustrate the importance of cellular
bonding in bringing these to the public,
be that broadcast or online. With the
U.S. Presidential Election, 1,800 LiveU
portable transmission packs were
in use on election day, with nearly
8,000 hours of streaming. The LiveU

Sky News
deployed LiveU for
the UK election

Central management portal proved to
be mission-critical, supporting more
than 1,200 simultaneous streams and
managing 17 Terabytes of data.
In the UK, for the June, 2017 election
Sky News turned to LiveU to provide
all-embracing live coverage. Crucial
to the order was our ability to supply
a very high volume of portable
transmission units at short notice. On
the night, 149 concurrent live streams

were achieved. LiveU's UK partner
Garland Partners helped oversee this
complex project.
Richard Pattison, Manager of News
Technology at Sky News, said, "Our live
declaration coverage in 2015 won huge
plaudits and audience appreciation,
a Guinness World Record for Most
Concurrent Live Web Streams for an
Event and The TVB Europe Best Live
Broadcast Award 2015. The technology

allowed us to bring results to the
nation as they happened and this
editorial advantage was made possible
by our partnership with LiveU. It
simply wouldn't have been achievable
using
traditional
newsgathering
methods and now we expanded our
live coverage for 2017 to make the
night even more alive for our viewers."
Once again, Sky News used an IP
set-up taking selected live feeds for
broadcast via its Network Operations
Centre. All live feeds were available
online via YouTube Live.
For the first time at the IBC show,
LiveU is demonstrating its awardwinning LU600 portable transmission
solution with the HEVC Pro card.
Integrating the LU600 with the new 4K
HEVC/H.265 hardware-based encoder
allows
professional
broadcasters
and content creators to benefit from
unparalleled video performance with
extreme bandwidth efficiency.
There will be a live streaming studio
on our stand - 3.B62 - set up and
run by Stream My Event, with topical
interviews conducted by BeTerrific CEO
Michael Artsis.

WORK Microwave at IBC
A

t IBC2017, WORK Microwave
will demonstrate the latest
enhancements
to
its
satellite
technologies
portfolio,
including
a new high-performance DVB-S2X
demodulator for transport stream
applications.
Using WORK Microwave's analogue
and satcom solutions, operators can
dramatically increase their flexibility,
bandwidth, and margins while
reducing operational costs.
Key Products and Technology
Demos include: AR-61 Demodulator;
Integration Between AT-60 IP/
AT-80 Wideband Modulator and
Encapsulator; and Compact Satellite
Up and Downconverter Enhanced With
C and X-Band Support.
WORK Microwave is expanding its

Enhanced:
Compact Satellite Up and Downconverter

A-Series IP modem, demodulator,
and modulator family at IBC2017 with
the introduction of the all-new AR-61
demodulator for transport stream
applications.
The AR-61 provides the best DVBS2X performance on the market
for high-quality video transmission
with minimal satellite bandwidth
occupation. It is ideal for professional
video contribution and distribution
use cases. Offering compliance with
DVB-S2X, DVB-S2, and DVB-S, the
platform is entirely future-proof,
enabling seamless migration to nextgen infrastructures and evolution to
advanced functionalities for operators
relying on legacy standards. Upgrades
are made easy via software licensing.
For operators looking to transition

AR-61 Demodulator

to all-IP, WORK Microwave also
offers the AX-60 IP modem, AR-60 IP
demodulator, and AT-60 IP modulator
high-performance platforms for IP
trunking and network infrastructure
applications.
Operators now have the option to
integrate WORK Microwave's AT-60
IP modulator and AT-80 wideband
modulator with an encapsulator
and IP routing system for largescale VSAT systems. This integrated
solution scales to every type of
satellite network, from small networks
with five remotes, up to the largest
networks encompassing tens of
thousands of remotes. Designed with
flexibility in mind, WORK Microwave's
solution is based on a pay-as-yougrow business model, can scale up
or down to support any operator's
requirements, and is completely

customisable in terms of adapting to
existing infrastructures. Embedded
Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM)
enables each remote to operate at its
most efficient coding and modulation
scheme.
Based on customer feedback,
WORK Microwave has added C- and
X-Band support to its integrated,
compact, and cost-effective frequency
converter. Ideal for satellite operators,
integrators, and teleports working in
classical bands, WORK Microwave's
compact converter is operational in
C, X, and IF frequency bands, allowing
users to support multiple simultaneous
channels in one unit to save significant
rack space and costs. WORK Microwave
also offers a traditional modular
converter series suited for higher
frequency applications, including Ku,
Ka, Q, and V-bands.


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