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LiveU Solo Videoguys Product Spotlight

We’re back with our product spotlight videos and this week we’re featuring the LiveU Solo Premium Video Encoder.  This device is powerful, portable and best of all affordable.  It’s featured in a few bundles we have and works well as a great addition to any live streaming workflow.  Especially for productions that venture out from the studio out in the field where getting a solid internet connection might be a problem, the LiveU Solo is your go-to device to ensure a solid connection.  As we have mentioned before we are currently waiting for our new studio to be built but we’ll still be putting out quality videos.  Stay tuned as always every Tuesday at 2pm for our live webinars and expect our product spotlight videos as well.

LIVEU SOLO UNIT
LiveU Solo offers the best-in-class ‘plug and play’ live streaming bonding solution, bringing LiveU’s broadcasting expertise to the online media market

RELIABLE TRANSPORT
This robust and high-quality encoder is based on LiveU’s field-proven bonding technology, 10 industry patents, and integral LRT™ (LiveU Reliable Transport) protocol. Optimized for video performance, Solo delivers the rock-solid video streams LiveU is known for by using LRT’s integral adaptive bit rate and forward error correction technology.

FULLY INTEGRATED SOLUTION
Designed to fit seamlessly with web streaming workflows, LiveU Solo connects automatically to Facebook, Wowza Streaming Cloud, as well as other popular CDNs, OVPs and YouTube Live. Solo can be managed and controlled remotely via a web interface or smartphone.

On the transmission side, and as part of the overall streaming solution, this small, easy-to-use encoder includes full bonding capabilities.

LRT™ CLOUD SERVICE

LiveU’s unique Reliable Transport protocol (LRT™) is at the heart of LiveU products to deliver optimized video performance. LRT enables reliable, low delay live video streaming over non-guaranteed IP networks and ensures reliable transport over the most unreliable of networks, including cellular networks – allowing you to acquire exciting live content in even the most remote locations.

  • PACKET ORDERING
    LRT uses numbered packets so that the packets can be re-ordered when they arrive out of order. Packet Ordering is an absolute requirement with connection bonding, where data usually arrives in a different order than intended.
  • DYNAMIC FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION
    Forward Error Correction (FEC) adds some overhead to the stream to recover lost data faster.  LRT automatically varies the FEC parameters based on monitored network conditions.
  • ACKNOWLEDGE AND RESEND
    LRT can acknowledge large groups of packets if they all arrived. If some did not arrive, it can inform the streaming engine to resend needed data. By acknowledging large groups of packets at a time, LRT uses less overhead and latency. Unlike UDP, LRT gives complete feedback loop so the user knows that the data is arriving correctly.
  • ADAPTIVE BIT RATE ENCODING
    As the bandwidth condition changes, LRT automatically recognizes this and informs the video encoder to allow it to adapt the bit rate of video it is delivering and keep the best possible stream within the available bandwidth at any given moment.

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By Edward Blumenthal, October 6, 2017