LU600 4K HEVC

Exceptional performance, exceptional speed

The LU600 is LiveU’s sixth-generation portable unit for global newsgathering, live sports, and events coverage. Setting the standard again for IP bonding, the LU600 delivers the highest video quality and bitrate in the market, fastest file transfer, and lowest delay. This is offered over a new streamlined user interface, with an ultra-responsive 5.0” capacitive touchscreen.

Combined with the 4K HEVC Pro Card, the LU600 allows professional broadcasters and content creators to benefit from unparalleled video performance with extreme bandwidth efficiency – using one of the smallest portable cellular bonding units in the market. Broadcasters can provide the same video quality as H.264 while using about half the bandwidth. In cases where the original H.264 bitrate is maintained, the HEVC Pro Card offers greatly improved video quality.

LiveU’s LU600 HEVC product suite offers three configurations to meet customers’ specific production needs, including HD, 4K-HDMI, and 4K-SDI. The 4K HEVC solution enables VR and 360-degree applications.

Key Features

  • Superior 1080/4K video quality based on broadcast-grade hardware encoding
  • High-efficiency internal antennas with LTE Advanced support
  • Highest video quality and bitrate: up to 20Mbps
  • Fastest file transfer for FTP/S&F modes: up to 60Mbps
  • Video Return enabling live feeds from studio to the field
  • 4 hour battery time
  • 30sec. boot-up time
  • 4 audio channels
  • High-speed internet capabilities
  • H.264 and HEVC file encoding capability

Technical Specifications-Video Card

HD 4K-HDMI 4K-SDI
VIDEO RESOLUTIONS 1080p50/60/25/30/24,
1080i50/60,
720p50/60/25/30,
PAL, NTSC
4Kp50/60/25/30/24,
1080p50/60/25/30/24,
1080i50/60,
720p50/60/25/30,
PAL, NTSC
4Kp50/60/25/30/24,
1080p50/60/25/30/24,
1080i50/60,
720p50/60/25/30,
PAL, NTSC
VIDEO INTERFACES 3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI 1.4 3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI 2.0 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI
4x3G-SDI (2SI + SD)*
VIDEO ENCODER H.265/HEVC, H.264 H.265/HEVC, H.264 H.265/HEVC, H.264
AUDIO ENCODER AAC-HE/LC – up to 4 audio
channels
AAC-HE/LC – up to 4 audio
channels
AAC-HE/LC – up to 4 audio
channels

*Supporting all formats of 4x3G-SDI – 2 sample interleave or square division, level A or level B.

Technical Specifications – Unit

INTEGRATED UNIT Video/Audio integrated encoder
PORTABILITY Professional-grade backpack
SIMULTANEOUS BONDING Up to 12 network links; inc. 6-8 x integrated + 1 external 3G/LTE/LTE-Advanced cellular modems + internal Wi-Fi and 2 Ethernet ports
SUPPORTED TECHNOLOGIES 4G LTE/LTE-Advanced, HSPA+, UMTS, CDMA EVDO Rev 0/A/B, and internal Wi-Fi 802.11a,b,g & n support, IP Satellite (KA/BGAN)
ANTENNA ARRAYS Benefits in video quality, resiliency, coverage, operation in areas of poor coverage, on-the-move, and even in crowded areas. Enhanced support for all common wireless frequencies including LTE
MULTI-PROFILE SELECTION Live: Low latency or maximum quality modes
Store and Forward: Three quality levels (for optimal quality vs speed)
FTP: Bonded file transfer
VIDEO RETURN Sub-second video return on the LU600 screen or over an external HDMI
MULTI-TARGET OUTPUT Diverse A/V output through SDI and H.264 RTMP/MPEG-TS streams including integrated connectivity to social media & CDNs
POWER SOURCES Integral battery: 4 hours
AC: 100V to 240V
Vehicle Lighter input: 12VDC (optional adapter)
LOCAL CONTROL Full monitoring and control using 5” sensitive capacitive touch-screen
REMOTE CONTROL Full web-based remote control using LiveU Central management system
RESILIENCY AND QUALITY Includes LiveU Reliable Transport (LRTTM), featuring proprietary algorithms such as automatic Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR), automatic Forward Error Correction (FEC), and other lost packet recovery algorithms
INTERFACES Micro SD Card Slot, Micro HDMI out, Type-A USB, mini USB, 2 RJ-45 Ethernet,
Audio jack (in + out)
DIMENSIONS With 4hr battery: 150mm x 225mm x 70mm / 5.9” x 8.8” x 2.7” (W x H x D)
WEIGHT 1.08kg (38oz) without battery, 1.68kg (59oz) with battery
TEMPERATURE Operating: -5C to +45C (23F to 113F

ULTIMATE VIDEO QUALITY

The LU600 HEVC delivers the highest video quality and bitrate in the market (up to 20Mbps), fastest file transfer (60Mbps), and lowest delay.

Using the LU600 HEVC, broadcasters can provide the same video quality as H.264 while using about half the bandwidth, or offering greatly improved video quality wherever the original H.264 bitrate is maintained.

BUILT FOR YOUR NEEDS

Tailored to the needs of mobile journalists, the LU600 HEVC product suite offers three configurations, including HD, 4K-HDMI and 4K-SDI.

The unit comes in a specially designed smart backpack, with improved usability, remote control functionality, and easy access to the display, controls, and interfaces.

ADVANTAGES

  • Superior 1080/4K video quality based on broadcast-grade hardware encoding – supporting VR and 360-degree applications
  • Very low power consumption, with 4 hours of battery time
  • Dynamic bitrate and resolution changes on the fly
  • HEVC and H.264 file encoding capability for production workflows
  • ‘Live & Store‘, allowing broadcasters to go live under any network conditions while simultaneously saving a high-quality copy of the live video for future purposes.
  • High speed bonded internet capabilities
  • 5” LCD with an ultra-responsive capacitive touchscreen