Livewire Digital Announce New Features to M-Link Live X, to be Showcased at NAB 2011

11th to 14th April; Las Vegas Convention Centre Stand #SU8819 With Galaxy 1

Mar 28, 2011, 11:45 ET from Livewire Digital Ltd

LONDON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Livewire Digital Ltd are pleased to announce that they will be showcasing their market leading video transport solutions at NAB 2011.

One key development is the introduction of error correction to M-Link Live X. This feature can improve the picture quality over 3G, WiFi or challenging terrestrial networks. As the Internet is used more extensively for live content delivery, the error correction feature becomes more necessary. New M-Link Live X features are available to new customers or those with support contracts in place.

M-Link Live X offers two key error corrections modes, Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Livewire Acknowledged Mode (LAM). The FEC mode of error correction requires a fixed transmission overhead where the trade-off is additional bandwidth and the associated increase in latency required to perform the error correction.

Livewire Acknowledged Mode (LAM), is designed to offer a lower overhead as it will only send additional data if packets are lost in the network. However, LAM is designed for low latency circuits where it is possible to re-send lost data packets within an acceptable time.

Richard Aylmer-Hall Business Development & Product Manager said "The M-Link product range is increasingly popular within the global broadcast industry, we have new customers across Europe, the USA and the Middle East. Following the mass roll-out of Newscaster HD to Sky News last year, Sky Sports have recently followed suit and are using M-Link Newscaster for contribution of HD content to Sky's 24 hour Sports News channel. This is all testament to the Livewire ethos of listening to customer requirements and having the expertise in house to deal with any support issues to ensure that the customer's story gets through."

Bob Hutchinson, Field Support Team Leader at ITN commented: "Calls made using M-Link Live X maintain high quality video over a low latency connection, call set up is simple thanks to the intuitive user interface."

SOURCE Livewire Digital Ltd