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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER Newsgathering Vehicle Transmission LiveU will give a US Debut to its new LU200 at NAB (Booth SU4405) and reveal how it is collaborating with Panasonic to connect cameras to the cloud. The LU200 is an ultra- small newsgathering device that weighs just over 1lb (500g) and is available in a pouch or camera-mount configuration. It includes two built-in modems with integrated antennas in a bonded product that is said to be “suitable for any video professional”. The flexible LU200 can also serve as a standalone video encoder with satellite integration functionality, or be used as a LiveU DataBridge mobile hotspot for all IP applications in the field. The LU200 supports two 4G LTE/3G modems together with Wi-Fi and LAN connections and includes LiveU’s proprietary antenna modules for extra resiliency. At NAB2015, LiveU will also be presenting the latest stage of its strategic collaboration with Panasonic to connect camera and cloud, presenting an end-to- end system that enables P2HD series camera recorders to connect directly to the LiveU Central system and its cloud-based services for live transmission. VISLINK used CABSAT in Dubai as the Launchpad for its updated NewStream multi-mode mobile vehicle transmission system. NewStream features a new antenna array that provides greater than 72% efficiency across all cellular bands and is equipped with a universal modem design for use on a variety of frequency bands. “The NewStream is a multi-mode system intended to give todays broadcasters the flexibility to transmit multiple video streams at once,” said Michael Payne, group chief technology officer. “With its cellular, microwave and satellite transmission capabilities, and the ability to operate on multiple frequency bands, the NewStream offers the ultimate newsgathering platform through a single, compact rack mounted unit.” NewStream can work other VISLINK uplink products for additional data and video applications. Encoding At CABSAT 2015, Thomson Video Networks showcased its ViBE VS7000 and ViBE EM4000 encoding products as part of its new strategy to deliver multi-channel content in a single architecture that combines cloud, virtual, and in-house resources. The company said that it is designed for traditional as well as new-media broadcasters and pay-TV operators and will “provide every key capability broadcasters need for profitable and convergent multi- platform video delivery.” Also on display was the ViBE CP6000 high-density contribution platform. 38 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 99 MARCH 2015