M-Link Newscaster is the professional solution for the delivery of HD & SD store & forward video. The latest generation of M-Link NewsCaster incorporates RazorLink® technology, the next level in network optimisation that guarantees maximum use of available network resources.The software has been optimised for use over 3G/4G, satellite and other IP connections with optional bonding of all available network connections to use the aggregated bandwidth with channel loss resilience. M Link Newscaster provides a highly mobile, reliable and compact solution for broadcast quality LNG/ENG/SNG file-based newsgathering. M-Link Newscaster can be deployed and operated by a single reporter.
Typical M-Link Newscaster Broadcast Configuration
|Video Formats:||1080i/p, 720p, NTSC, PAL,|
|Video Bitrates:||User configurable, default options range from 384Kbps (SD) to 12Mbps (HD)|
|Network Protocols:||Livewire proprietary FTP and HTTP|
|Optimisation & Bonding||Razorlink™|
|Operating System:||Windows: Windows 7 & 8.1
OSX: 10.8 (Mountain Lion) 10.9 (Mavericks) 10.10 (Yosemite)
|Minimum System Requirements:||Core i5, 4GB RAM|
|Minimum Screen Resolution||1280 x 800|
The M-Link Newscaster High Definition option allows 1080i footage to be delivered directly from the field. The outstanding performance of the M-Link H.264/AVC codec makes timely delivery of very high quality 1080i footage possible over narrow bandwidth connections.
Faster transfers over poor quality high latency links - save time and battery power.
Makes full use of available bandwidth
Very few retries even over very poor or intermittent networks
Accelerates file transfer over single or bonded connections
Cost option to make use of RazorLink bonding -
Fully adaptive video – RazorLink network statistics drive the VBR algorithm to adapt the codec to prevailing network conditions.
Improved video over poor quality links due to superior RazorLink protocols
Better quality video - no FEC overhead, smart RazorLink technology means that more of that bandwidth can be used for video
Lower latency - no FEC buffering, use of RazorLink technology enables lower latency video
Audio priority - if all else fails and there is not enough network to get your video through, the audio stream will continue as a priority
Cost option to include RazorLink bonding technology
Any M-Link licences that are in support can be upgraded to the latest version which includes RazorLink acceleration, bonding is a cost option.
Yes, M-Link with RazorLink Is fully backwards compatible but in this case your transmission will not be able to take advantage of the RazorLink features
Yes, but this is a cost option and you will need a new install of your exchange software to achieve this..
Yes, on the receiver side - you will need to open up a block of 10 UDP & TCP ports
You'll need to contact your distributor for access to the latest installers, M-Link and RazorLink installers are bundled. RazorLink is installed on a per machine basis, so if you are using both M-Link Live X and Newscaster you only need one RazorLink installation. Contact your distributor or Livewire directly if you purchased from us.
Contact your distributor or Livewire if you purchased directly from us and we can enable bonding on your installation as long as it's the latest version.
Please contact your distributor for pricing, or contact us if you purchased your M-Link licenses direct.
Any IP network including: Ethernet, WiFi, Cellular & Satellite.
Network aggregation is supported for up to 4 interfaces, if you need more - talk to us.
RazorLink will manage your connection using active interfaces, so you will not lose connectivity if devices are removed or added while in use.
We would recommend Huawei E3372S-153 modems that support ‘serial’ based control - Check modem types at http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/ Mobile_Broadband
Yes, RazorLink can work with most applications please refer to the RazorLink specific section for details. Please note: When RazorLink is supplied with M-Link, this is what it is licensed to work with, it will not automatically support other workflows.
RazorLink Technology is cross platform software that can radically improve the performance of your applications without any changes to your workflow or the applications you use.
RazorLink offers accelerated data transfer, resilience to packet loss, traffic prioritisation and bonding
RazorLink technology has been designed for used over wide area networks such as cellular, WiFi, international internet links and satellite.