LiveShot 2nd Generation multi-stream codec from Comrex provides ultra-low latency, full-duplex HD/SD plus Comms over single or multiple IP connections. Using techniques learned with the industry-standard ACCESS, LiveShot uses the same technology to stream video and audio over challenging public Internet connections such as 3G, 4G, WiFi and satellite, at bitrates from 32kb/s to 15Mb/s which it can combine for bonding and diversity without the need for additional hardware.
LiveShot uses state-of-the-art H.264 HIGH Profile video and AAC-ELD audio coding with less than 200ms delay, while its intelligent buffer manager keeps latency to a minimum on any network, making LiveShot the ideal tool for live two-way outside broadcasts. As well as the full-duplex video and audio stream, LiveShot provides an independent two-way cue / IFB channel which is available via Bluetooth or a wired headset in the field.
The Portable unit fits between a broadcast camera and its battery and incorporates two "XLR-style" USB sockets to accommodate flexible gooseneck adapters, each carrying one or two wireless modems. The CrossLock technology built into LiveShot combines the data bandwidth from several network connections (e.g. multiple 3G dongles) for higher-quality streams. No service contract or subscription is required and the separate data streams are automatically recombined by the 1U LiveShot Rack unit back at the studio.
The LiveShot Central Server provided by Comrex will allow remote management of your whole family of LiveShot codecs directly from a web browser. It can even be used to pull down better-than-live quality content which has been archived to the Portable's SD card during a broadcast. When combined with CrossLock, LCS makes firewall traversal a breeze and allows connections to be established from either the field or studio unit at the touch of a button.