LiveU launches first production-level field unit: the LU800

Today, LiveU has unveiled the LU800. It’s an all-in-one production-level field unit for both news and sports coverage production work.

The LU800 combines multi-camera production and video and audio capabilities with mission-critical transmission in a native 5G unit. Also, it’ works over native 5G. “Designed from the ground up to unlock 5G potential, the unit offers unparalleled quality of service and resiliency,” said LiveU.

LiveU LU800 overview

Taking a look at the LU800, it supports up to four fully frame-synced feeds in high resolution from a single unit. Additionally, it uses IP bonding of up to 14 connections. Furthermore, it offers “the highest-quality video performance” with up to 4Kp60 10-bit HDR transmission and up to 16 audio channels, according to LiveU.

Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO, said, “Launching this ground-breaking product has taken on extra relevance, with the industry experiencing social distancing and budget limitations. There is an acute and growing need for high-quality, reliable and cost-effective solutions, supporting remote production (REMI) workflows. The LU800 offers unlimited possibilities for customers to enrich their productions and cover more events at a fraction of the cost of traditional transmission methods.”

Additionally, the LU800 combines 5G performance with up to eight 5G internal, dual-SIM modems, supported by high-efficiency internal antennas. “The unit has been optimized for 5G operations, addressing unique 5G requirements with maximum versatility and full support for 5G network evolution,” says LiveU.

The device is managed by the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform

The unit’s multi-camera production streams are fully managed by the LiveU Central cloud-based management platform. Also, they’re automatically fed into the LiveU Matrix content management and distribution workflow.

Pricing and availability

The LU800 is out now. However, it’s the price hasn’t been made available to the press as of yet.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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