5 Things You Didn’t Know LiveU Could Do

by Yervant Keshishian, Sales Engineer & Technical Director Varto Technologies & LiveU Staff

Varto Technologies is proud to host the Jersey Access Group meeting once again at our facility in East Rutherford, NJ. Joining us on Oct 26th will be LiveU’s Mike Mahoney, Director of US Channel Sales who will present the latest solutions from LiveU like the LU810 & LU610S 5G, 4K rackmount contribution encoders along with the LU800 and LU300s field units. Following the presentation, Varto Technologies will demonstrate some features hidden away in the LiveU lineup!
LiveU has an abundance of products and solutions – all with different uses and features that you might not
have known about. Here are five things LiveU can do:

  1. Least Cost Bonding
    We understand that cost-effectiveness is an important part of any business. And depending on the location and type of event or broadcast, you could be using a lot of data to maintain your stream’s bandwidth. That’s why we created a “Least Cost Bonding” feature directly into LiveU Central. LiveU’s Least Cost Bonding feature allows you to save money on your live productions.

How? While managing your units in LiveU Central, you can set up Least Cost Bonding. In this menu, you can decide what interfaces you would like to prioritize.
For example, you can swap to “Use Ethernet/Wi-Fi First” which will prioritize your wired ethernet or Wi-Fi connections before resorting to using your cellular data. Cellular can be available as back up to your secure internet connection for full redundancy in your transmission.

  1. Live & Store
    Of course, “Live” is in our name…but did you know that all LiveU units can also store a high-quality recorded
    version of your stream for use afterwards?

Live & Store is built directly into all LiveU HEVC products and can be used to quickly and easily store a recorded, high-quality version of your broadcast locally to the unit, or directly to LiveU Central.
This could be leveraged in an area with poor network conditions if you want to ensure having a high-quality version of your live stream saved locally on your LiveU device. This tool makes it an ideal solution for sending files back to editors in real-time allowing for quick turn-around times to get your content out to the world as soon as possible.

  1. Video Return Portal

Keeping an eye on your live video feeds is a crucial part of your live broadcast.
Offered with LiveU field units (LU800, LU600, LU300S, LU610) or over any mobile device, Video Return enables field crews to get constant live feeds from the studio, ensuring professionally
produced and smoothly run live broadcasts. The service guarantees sub-second delay from the studio to the field, with super resilient video streaming based on LiveU’s LRTTM (LiveU Reliable Transport) streaming and bonding technology.

  1. Audio Connect (Audio Rooms)
    LiveU Audio Connect offers high-quality and reliable cloud-based audio solutions, enabling news anchors and producers in the station to communicate easily with camera operators and talent in the field.
    Audio Connect offers a variety of communication types:

LiveU Audio Room is the newest addition to the LiveU Audio Connect solution and allows you to treat your
communications through the LiveU system as an open party line for your entire talent and crew.

  1. LiveU Cloud Connect

As the industry continues to move into the cloud, LiveU has
remained focused on creating cloud-based solutions to stay
on the forefront of innovation. By introducing LiveU Cloud
, you can now seamlessly interconnect high-quality,
low latency live video feeds from the field with any of your
cloud-based production platforms.
Simply plug your on-site camera to any LiveU field unit and
seamlessly send your live feeds into your cloud-based
production platform. Cloud Connect offers multiple output options including NDI, RTMP, MPEG-TS and SRT allowing you to take your LRTTM streams and instantly ingest them into your production tool.