Telecom Lead America: Sprint and LiveU, a provider of
portable video-over-cellular solutions, have signed a deal to include LiveU’s
HD live video transmission solutions as part of Sprint’s M2M solutions.
The LiveU technology enables Sprint to deliver HD video
quality and combines multiple 3G and 4G air cards for one resilient uplink.
Sprint has strengthened its focus on M2M solutions using
the Sprint 3G Network.
LiveU and Sprint already facilitated live broadcast by
U.S. media companies which benefited from this cellular-based solution as an
alternative to costly satellite or microwave transmission options.
LiveU and Sprint will target the growing needs of TV
networks, news media, enterprise, transportation, surveillance, security,
governmental and medical markets for 24/7 live video from any location.
The agreement incorporates both LiveU’s LU60
professional-grade backpack solution and LU40i handheld live video solution.
“With the LiveU technology, we can showcase the use
of our 3G and 4G networks for a demanding application and generate new revenues
for our companies. We can also strengthen our edge over the satellite industry
and other competitors with a unique video offering, allowing us to offer an
even richer product portfolio,” said Wayne Ward, vice president – Sprint
Emerging Solutions Group.
“Partnering with Sprint is a real honor for LiveU,
providing endorsement for our technology from a renowned leader in bringing
innovative solutions to market. This important strategic collaboration broadens
our reach to new market segments, both commercial and governmental, offering
exciting growth opportunities for LiveU’s business worldwide,” said Samuel
Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO.
LiveU said its LU40i uplink solution weighs less than 700
grams, with SDI, analog and HDMI outputs. With up to six network connections,
the bonded LU40i offers 4G LTE/3G, WiMAX, Wi-Fi and LAN video transmission in a
substantially smaller form factor.