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  • 12 Sep 2014

    Panasonic and LiveU collaborate to connect camera and cloud
    Combines Panasonic’s professional camera solutions with LiveU’s bonding technology and its cloud-based Central management system, the hub for video ingestion

    (Virtual Press Office) -- Panasonic has announced an expansion of its strategic collaboration with LiveU to introduce an end-to-end solution enabling P2HD series camera recorders to connect directly to the LiveU Central system and its cloud-based services for live transmission.

    Upcoming releases of Panasonic’s broadcasting camera recorders will support a direct connection with LiveU Central, the unified management system which allows broadcasters to acquire both live and recorded content from the field, preview it centrally or remotely, broadcast it live or in scheduled programming and distribute it to any location.

    The system is in addition to the workflow where broadcasters and content producers use a separate uplink unit to connect to the LiveU cloud management platform. Panasonic and LiveU believe that utilising technology similar to the LTE dongle on the Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2HD camera offers another effective option for field operations, with minimal equipment and human resources.

    “Our ENG cameras have evolved so that we can now create high quality video at low data rates using P2 AVC-ULTRA”, said Kunihiko Miyagi, Director of Professional AV Business Unit. “By collaborating with LiveU we can realise live transmission and file transfer on to a world renowned site, making our customer’s workflow more efficient.”

    “We greatly value our long-standing collaboration with Panasonic and this new development represents another important milestone. LiveU provides high-quality live transmission and distribution through our LiveU Central cloud management service.” says Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO. “By utilising Panasonic’s P2 AVC-ULTRA cameras, end-users will find the process of capturing and uploading content even more streamlined. In simple terms, LiveU Central becomes the hub for video ingestion.”

    The next stage of Panasonic’s and LiveU’s collaboration will be presented at NAB2015 (April 2015).
  • 10 Sep 2014

    Perfecto Mobile Announces Support of iOS 8

    BOSTON--()--Perfecto Mobile, the world’s leader in mobile app quality, is pleased to announce its support of iOS 8. Perfecto Mobile has seen increased alertness from its customers surrounding iOS 8 updates, and believes iOS 8 will yield the fastest adoption rates of any released iOS version so far.

    “As the industry leader in mobile application quality, we are committed to delivering fast support for what Perfecto Mobile anticipates to be the most rapid adoption of any mobile OS so as to ensure the application lifecycle is neither stalled nor compromised.”

    “The upgrade to iOS 7 and resulting changes to apps taught the industry about the impact Apple’s updates have on both the general consumer as well as the mobile application developer. Within two weeks of the iOS 7 announcement, the user adoption rate was at 60 percent and apps that did not support changes to the system reported major issues with usability, performance and availability,” said Roi Carmel, SVP of Product and Strategy at Perfecto Mobile. “As the industry leader in mobile application quality, we are committed to delivering fast support for what Perfecto Mobile anticipates to be the most rapid adoption of any mobile OS so as to ensure the application lifecycle is neither stalled nor compromised.”

    It’s likely that changes to the OS will require greater device control during testing and greater flexibility of test environments. Developers and testers should make it a priority to review updates and changes from iOS 7 to iOS 8 due to the many changes that may affect testing environments and script maintenance. Based on news released by Apple, developers and testers should consider the following when testing apps on iOS 8:

    • Comprehensive coverage by testing on different form factors of iOS devices: A test environment must be flexible to support the addition of new devices and updates to operating systems. iPhone 6 brings two new screen sizes to the market, and UI testing is important to ensure apps are compatible with each screen size. It will be critical for mobile app developers to take their existing iOS 7 and iOS 6 applications that have not been configured for these formats and test them on existing beta versions as well as the upcoming GA version to assure all innovative features do not introduce regressions to the apps or compromise usability.
    • New capabilities introduce more complex use cases and testing scenarios: With a multitude of new APIs and enhanced notifications that change the behavior of apps, developers and testers must prepare greater device control during testing, which is likely to come in the form of springboard level control.
      • TouchID – Originally introduced in iOS 7, this new functionality is being extended through new APIs allowing mobile app developers to also enable mobile app users to log into their application using the TouchID function. Mobile app developers should consider the security tests needed for new applications running with this enhanced functionality and also ensure that they release proper apps relevant to the iPhone 4S/5.

    For more information about Perfecto Mobile’s iOS 8 support and how you can achieve greater device control and improve the flexibility of your mobile app test environment, watch a webinar here.

    About Perfecto Mobile

    Perfecto Mobile is transforming the way enterprise organizations go mobile, enabling them to develop, test, deploy and monitor their mobile applications and services and go-to-market with confidence. Perfecto Mobile’s cloud-based MobileCloud™ Platform and end-to-end mobile app quality product suite enables users to remotely access a large selection of real mobile devices connected to local cellular networks around the world and leverage them throughout the mobile application delivery lifecycle – from development, functional and performance testing to monitoring and support. The MobileCloud™ is available either in an enterprise private cloud or a sharable public cloud environment.

    More than 1,000 customers, including the top Fortune 100/500 across the banking, insurance, retail, telecommunications and media industries rely on Perfecto Mobile to optimize mobile time-to-market, customer engagement, risk mitigation and costs and continuously serve their mobile users with confidence.

    For more information on how Perfecto Mobile can help you confidently test, deploy and monitor your mobile apps, visit www.perfectomobile.com and follow us on Twitter: @PerfectoMobile.

     

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  • 09 Sep 2014

    LiveU Presents its New LU200 Ultra-Small Newsgathering Bonding Device with Unmatched Performance
    The LU200 offers a very attractive price point and an easy-to-use solution for every broadcaster camera, integrated with LiveU’s cloud-based platform

    LiveU (www.liveu.tv), the leader in portable live video acquisition, contribution and management solutions, is unveiling its new ultra-small cellular bonding solution for global newsgathering compatible with any camera at IBC2014. The LU200 offers a very attractive price, performance and form-factor for live video transmission, expanding LiveU’s product portfolio for the broadcast market. The LU200 opens new live coverage opportunities, enabling every field camera to be equipped with a bonding uplink unit.  

    Samuel Wasserman, LiveU’s CEO, said, “With innovation as a part of our DNA, we’re proud to introduce the pocket-sized LU200 device. Listening to our customers, we quickly understood the need for a mini unit based on our industry-leading bonding technology. Standing in a category of its own in the broadcast market, LiveU has raised the bar again with a new device that enriches our portfolio and provides even more options for any broadcaster field camera.”

    Weighing just over 500 grams, (1 lb), the LU200 is available in a pouch or camera-mount configuration, bringing two built-in modems with integrated powerful antennas in a bonded solution for any video professional. The flexible LU200 can also serve as a stand-alone video encoder with satellite integration functionality, or be used as a LiveU DataBridge mobile hotspot for all IP applications in the field.

    “As we saw during the World Cup, where hundreds of LiveU devices were in action, cellular bonding is now firmly established in the mainstream broadcasting workflow”, Wasserman continued.

    The LU200 supports two 4G LTE/3G modems together with Wi-FI and LAN connections and includes LiveU’s proprietary antenna modules for extra resiliency. The LU200 will be demonstrated at IBC2014 and become commercially available after the show.

    The LU200 is the latest offering within LiveU’s multi-layered live video ecosystem and can be locally or remotely managed via LiveU Central, the unified management system for LiveU’s field-units. As the hub for video ingestion, LiveU Central allows broadcasters to acquire both live and recorded content from the field, preview it centrally or remotely, broadcast it live or in scheduled programming and distribute it to any location.

    LiveU owns the patent for cellular bonding for remote news gathering in the US and other countries. All LiveU products are based on this fourth-generation patented technology.

    About LiveU

    LiveU (www.liveu.tv) is the leader in portable live video acquisition, contribution and management solutions. LiveU's award-winning technology enables live video transmission (HD and SD) from any location around the world.  With top-tier customers in 60+ countries, LiveU’s solutions are being used for breaking news and high-profile events, such as the FIFA World Cup™, Winter and Summer Olympic Games, US Presidential Campaign, Royal Baby, Hurricane Sandy, Super Bowls and US Collegiate Championships. From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage. LiveU’s solutions include multiple 4G LTE/3G, HSPA+, WiMAX and Wi-Fi cellular links, which are optimized for maximum video quality based on the available network conditions.

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