Industry’s smallest video router delivers live broadcast signal, based on Eurotech embedded computer
Amaro (Italy) – January 25th, 2011 – Eurotech and Nomad Innovations announced today their partnership that results in the delivery of the LiveEdge solution for video capture and delivery for the news broadcast industry.
The Eurotech embedded CPU platform is the computing foundation of the LiveEdge Solution from Nomad Innovations. LiveEdge, a small, light-weight, low power video router, delivers real-time connectivity over 4G LTE mobile broadband technology from Verizon Wireless. (See related release from January 5, 2011 at http://news.vzw.com/news/2011/01/pr2011-01-05c.html.)
For the first time in live news, LiveEdge allows high-quality live interaction with two-way audio/video/data communication in real time. While important for news broadcasters, LiveEdge also delivers applications supporting other fields, such as education, medical, military, and first responders. LiveEdge draws on the Eurotech engineering and advanced feature set to enable device connectivity, communications and routing functions to deliver reliable broadcast video in real time.
To effectively serve mobile reporters, LiveEdge had to be small, light, reliable, versatile, and wireless-ready. The device weighs just 1.5 lbs, attaches to broadcast cameras and transmits and receives data over high-bandwidth wireless or wired networks. With a small form factor, the Eurotech embedded CPU offers a low power, high performance building block for the LiveEdge device to meet these demanding market requirements.
“We chose the Eurotech embedded CPU as the computing platform for the LiveEdge device due to its small size, low power draw, and feature set. We know broadcasters need reliability and long battery life so they can capture and transmit news as it happens, for as long as necessary,” explains Timothy Emig, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Nomad Innovations. “We rely on Eurotech to deliver the computing and communications power that are key components of the LiveEdge advanced feature set, and the results are excellent.”
“Nomad Innovations has taken the LiveEdge device from development to deployment quickly by building on the Eurotech embedded CPU,”comments Hilary Tomasson, VP of Marketing for Eurotech North America. “Connecting people by sharing data over the latest wireless technology is an exciting example of what talented designers like Nomad Innovation engineers can do with a flexible and proven embedded CPU platform.”
“Any field team, whether broadcasting the news or responding to emergency situations, has greater mobility and flexibility when communications options are no longer tied to microwave or satellite trucks and time-consuming set-up procedures,” suggests Sean Higgins, Senior VP Sales/Marketing, Nomad Innovations. The LiveEdge solution was demonstrated with Verizon Wireless at the CES Show in Las Vegas in January 2011 (http://www.liveedge.tv/images/PressRelease010311.pdf)
Note: even though the amount of the contract is not considerable for Eurotech, the partnership itself is quite important for the Company, because it shows a state-of-art technology with a potential application in several sectors, which could bring to obtaining further volume orders. Should this be the case, Eurotech reaffirms its commitment on timely informing the market.