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Telit powers LiveU 5G video streaming for live sport

  • August 27, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Italian IoT enabler Telit’s FN980 5G data card series is part of LiveU’s 5G-powered video streaming for live news and sports productions.
New Jersey-based LiveU’s LU800 supports 4Kp60 10bit HDR video, which highlights how the FN980 5G lets OEMs immediately leverage all the capabilities in the newly ratified 3GPP release 15 standard.
Each LU800 field production unit supports up to four high-resolution, fully frame-synced camera feeds. The LU800 uses LiveU’s patented HEVC bonding technology, LiveU’s Reliable Transport (LRT) protocol and up to eight embedded 5G or 4G modems to achieve 70Mbit/s HEVC live video encoding.
This architecture lets the LU800 support resolutions as high as 4Kp60 10bit HDR and up to 16 audio channels.
“Our collaboration with Telit has helped us to expand our 5G-based video production,” said Yaki Luzon, VP for R&D at LiveU. “The Telit FN980 enables our customers to unleash the power of 5G for broadcasting and streaming sports news and other live events in 4Kp60 10bit HDR, making audiences feel truly part of the action.”
Designed and certified for global use, the FN980 incorporates support for the scenarios prescribed in the new 3GPP release 15 standard. It lets OEMs take immediate advantage of Gigabit LTE networks and future-proof their products for 5G.
The industrial-grade M.2 form factor suits space-constrained devices and mission-critical business applications that demand reliability.
The FN980 series offers 5G sub-6 and mm-wave, SA and NSA operations, and 4G cat 20, up to 7CA, 256 QAM DL/UL, 2CA UL, making it suitable for real-time broadcasting and live-streaming video.
“LiveU is a prime example of how innovative companies are leveraging 5G to provide their customers with cutting-edge capabilities,” said Martin Krona, senior vice president at Telit. “The Telit FN980 series is ideal for 4K/8K video production and other demanding, mission-critical business applications.”
LiveU is changing the rules of the game for live news and dynamic sports coverage, with 5G 4K HEVC live streaming and remote production. Together with its cloud-based management and IP distribution platforms, LiveU offers end-to-end contribution, production and distribution. With more than 3000 customers in 130 countries, LiveU’s technology is suitable for global broadcasters, news agencies, sports and entertainment, streaming live video to TV, mobile, online and social media.