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NEWS MOVE & DELIVER Encoding LiveU has launched a new ‘Plug and Play’ live streaming bonding product for the online media market. LiveU Solo encoder is designed to work with web streaming workfl ows and connects automatically to Wowza Streaming Cloud, the cloud streaming service, as well as a number of other CDNs, OVPs and YouTube Live. Built around LiveU’s existing bonding technology and its integral LRT (LiveU Reliable Transport) adaptive bit rate and forward error correction protocol, it can be managed and controlled remotely via a web interface or smartphone. LiveU chief executive Samuel Wasserman said: “Our goal is to offer a simple integrated solution to sports and other vertical markets, which is much more powerful. Now, everyone can start streaming at an affordable price. LiveU Solo is aimed at any live online media production looking to improve their viewers’ experience.” Transcoding ALBtelecom, Albania’s largest telecommunications provider, is using Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE XT1000 Xtream transcoder to consolidate its IPTV/ OTT platform, ALBtv, and expand the service to 240 live channels. The XT1000 is being used within an IPTV architecture that is compatible with HEVC, Ultra HD and delivery to mobile. Sokol Demiri, director of the procurement and logistics division at ALBtelecom, said: “With its ability to deliver outstanding picture quality and extremely high performance density in a single chassis, the ViBE XT1000 was the ideal choice for the expansion of ALBtv. We were also impressed with Thomson Video Networks’ fl exibility and responsiveness, which enabled us to deliver this solution in only a month.” Are you looking for an inexpensive, bookable, Ka band satellite uplink? Watch the IBC interview Europasat NewsSpotter satellite broadband dedicated services for broadcasters could be the answer. Call +44 (0)1869 356 166 Email C477-es-A5-advert-AW.indd 1 36 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 106 OCTOBER 2015 21/05/2014 17:18