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;
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.
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.”
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