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Quectel LTE-A and 5G modules implemented in LiveU field broadcast units for live news and sports coverage

Quectel’s EM12-G and RM500Q wireless modules have been selected by LiveU, the live video production specialist.

LiveU is the inventor and innovator of cellular bonding, a technique by which cellular modems are combined intelligently to allow the end user to utilize the combined bandwidth. LiveU’s expertise is transforming live news and dynamic sports coverage, with flawless 5G (and 4G), 4K, high efficiency video coding (HEVC) live streaming and remote production.

Quectel modules in LiveU's broadcasting solutions

With more than 3,000 customers in over 130 countries, LiveU’s technology has been adopted by global broadcasters, news agencies, sports and entertainment companies, streaming live video to TV, mobile, online and social media.

The Quectel RM500Q 5G module is being implemented in LiveU’s new LU800 all-in-one production-level field unit, which is designed for live news and dynamic sports coverage. The LU800 offers multi-camera production and superior video and audio capabilities, combined with mission-critical transmission in a native 5G unit. The unit delivers superior 5G performance with up to eight 5G and 4G internal dual SIM modems, supported by high-efficiency internal antennas.

The LU800 includes customized 5G video delivery algorithms and offers full support for 5G network evolution. LiveU’s Reliable Transport (LRT™) protocol is now fully optimized to support 5G transmission. The Quectel RM500Q 5G module is optimized for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and IoT applications and has been designed in an M.2 form factor.

Quectel RM500Q and EM12-G modules

“Quectel’s solution was the first to be integrated and tested by LiveU in our LU800,” said Yaki Luzon, the vice president of R&D at LiveU. “We have tested the RM500Q extensively and successfully in China, Korea, and Europe, providing the quality of service expected from this new category of field production units.”

Pini Sagi, Regional GM at Quectel Wireless Solutions, added:

“We’re delighted that LiveU is implementing our RM500Q 5G module in its LU800 unit, which is bringing a new generation of performance to live news and dynamic sports coverage. We look forward to our modules helping to enable more and more content producers with 5G capabilities.”

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