LiveWire to boost live video transmission

High quality live news and sports footage is top of the agenda on stand C83, Hall 4, where Livewire Digital will be showcasing enhanced versions of M-Link Live X for live video transmission and Newscaster, the professional solution for the delivery of HD and SD store and forward video designed to make the most of the available bandwidth for the transmission of content. Also featured will be a new smaller footprint M-Link Exchange video receiver designed to help broadcasters better utilise space in their server rooms. Livewire Digital will be sharing the stand with its global reseller Network Innovations, a satellite communications integrator, focused on the provision and support of solutions that enable customers to communicate anytime, anywhere on the planet.

Ideal for reporters on the move, M-Link Live X and Newscaster now come complete with fully integrated BGAN HDR Control enabling users to control their Cobham Explorer 710 satellite streaming terminal directly from their laptops and to choose from a range of guaranteed Streaming IP rates to meet all their data, voice and video needs. M-Link Live X automatically brings up and tears down the connection, enabling users faced with high call charges to make the most effective use of budgets.

Live video is encoded at the maximum bit rate possible, making the best use of the variable bandwidth provided by BGAN HDR and maximising the quality of the video delivered regardless of the link conditions.  Dynamic feedback from the network provides realtime information on the available bandwidth and is used to manage the Adaptive Bit Rate encoder. M-Link Live-X will work equally well with KA Band satellite technology, 4G, 3G, DSL, other broadband connections

A quarter of the size of its predecessor, the M-Link Exchange Server is designed to operate on the Windows Server 2012 platform, and occupies just one unit of rack space, helping broadcasters better utilise space within their server rooms.  With considerably more processing power, the new 1U Exchange server will provide the backbone of future M-Link receiver systems utilising HEVC encoding and handling multiple live calls. The new M-Link Exchange server allows users to simultaneously ingest live video streams and to play out files on the same piece of equipment.


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