Livewire Digital helps news and sports broadcasters maximise available bandwidth for remote video transmission

High quality live news and sports footage is top of the agenda on stand C83, Hall 4, where Livewire Digital will be showcasing enhanced versions of M-Link Live X for live video transmission and Newscaster the professional solution for the delivery of HD and SD store and forward video designed to make the most of the available bandwidth for the transmission of content. Also featured will be a new smaller footprint M-Link Exchange video receiver designed to help broadcasters better utilise space in their server rooms. Livewire Digital will be sharing the stand with its global reseller Network Innovations, a satellite communications integrator, focused on the provision and support of solutions that enable customers to communicate anytime, anywhere on the planet.

M-Link Live X and Newscaster

Ideal for reporters on the move, M-Link Live X and Newscaster now come complete with fully integrated BGAN HDR Control enabling users to control their Cobham Explorer 710 satellite streaming terminal directly from their laptops and to choose from a range of guaranteed Streaming IP rates to meet all their data, voice and video needs. M-Link Live X automatically brings up and tears down the connection, enabling users faced with high call charges to make the most effective use of budgets.

Live video is encoded at the maximum bit rate possible, making the best use of the variable bandwidth provided by BGAN HDR and maximising the quality of the video delivered regardless of the link conditions.  Dynamic feedback from the network provides real time information on the available bandwidth and is used to manage the Adaptive Bit Rate encoder.  M-Link Live-X will work equally well with KA Band satellite technology, 4G, 3G, DSL, other broadband connections.

Full frame profiles are also available for use with the Inmarsat HDR connections; offering enhanced video quality and making the best use of the service.

Reporters using M-Link Newscaster, the professional solution for the delivery of HD and SD store and forward video, can make use of the new background encoding feature. Files saved into the watch folder are automatically encoded, helping reporters pressed for time to work more efficiently.

M-Link Exchange

A quarter of the size of its predecessor, the M-Link Exchange Server is designed to operate on the Windows Server 2012 platform, and occupies just one unit of rack space, helping broadcasters better utilise space within their server rooms.  With considerably more processing power, the new 1U Exchange server will provide the backbone of future M-Link receiver systems utilising HEVC encoding and handling multiple live calls. The new M-Link Exchange server allows users to simultaneously ingest live video streams and to play out files on the same piece of equipment.
Commenting on the significance of Livewire Digital’s new enhanced product portfolio, Tristan Wood, Managing Director, Livewire Digital, said, “These updates enable improved performance and workflows for our broadcast customers and ensure that the M-Link product suite can get the best out of the latest Inmarsat terminals. Further major upgrades will be announced in the coming months as part of the M-Link development roadmap; which will confirm Livewire Digital’s position as a market leader in newsgathering solutions.”

For further information and free entry to IBC contact Livewire Digital for a visitor code reference

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Media Contacts:
Carolyn Devadawson & Richenda Wood
Livewire PR
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About Livewire Digital

Livewire Digital Ltd is a leading provider of live and store and forward video solutions for Mac and Windows platforms and has in-depth knowledge of satellite communications such as Inmarsat. Livewire also offers bespoke hardware and software solutions and a range of HD cameras designed for extreme sports.

About IBC

IBC is the premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of electronic media and entertainment content worldwide.



IBC2013 – NetCaster in use to film and transmit video to show producer
Livewire Digital
Stand C83, Hall 4
12-16 September 2014
RAI, Amsterdam

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