Taipei, Taiwan (PRWEB) June 3, 2009
LiveCast®, a pioneer in streaming live video on mobile devices, today announced 'Lightning VJ', a solution designed for Intel-based Netbooks and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) that enables amateur "VJs" to mix real-time mobile video streams into a single live Webcast production. Anyone using a Web- connected device can view the live feed without downloading software.
An enhancement to the end-to-end LiveCast mobile video streaming platform, Lightning VJ offers a simplified version of a live TV broadcast studio mixing console. Ideal for aspiring bands, amateur sports teams and church organizations, Lightning VJ enables anyone to go live by mixing video from up to four different mobile feeds. An easy-to-use interface for previewing and switching live feeds and the elimination of awkward delay in transmission, means it's now possible for consumers to produce a quality online broadcast.
The ability for a few friends to just "show up and shoot" a live Webcast production will be showcased on June 4th, during the Intel ultra mobility keynote address at Computex 2009. Anand Chandrasekher, Intel senior vice president and general manager for the company's Ultra Mobility Group, invites four participants using Netbooks and MIDs to stream live video from their own "point of view"-- from the audience, on stage, and back stage. The designated 'VJ' mixes the four streams, using only a Netbook, into a live production of unique perspectives.
"We have optimized Lightning VJ and LiveCast's complete mobile video streaming solution specifically for use on Intel® Atom™ processor based Netbooks and MIDs," said William Mutual, LiveCast CEO. "These ultra mobile devices with powerful processors, long battery life, built-in GPS and 3/4G networking, offer the ideal blend of capabilities to drive mass adoption of LiveCast technologies."
"Intel Atom processor based MIDs and Netbooks help to enable the best Internet experience anytime, anywhere - allowing consumers to capture, edit, share, and watch their media wherever they are," said Pankaj Kedia, director of global ecosystem programs in Intel's ultra mobility group. "LiveCast's video streaming solutions represent one of the most innovative and exciting applications for our target market segments and is an excellent way to show the potential usages of the MID and Netbook device categories."
As a member of Intel® Software Partner Program, LiveCast was able to access optimization tools including IPP (Intel Performance Primitives) libraries and VTune analyzers to deliver a substantial increase in video quality on Intel Atom processor based mobile devices. Although LiveCast supports any IP network for streaming live video, the convenience of built-in high-speed wireless networking such as WiMAX, makes LiveCast Lighting VJ even more accessible to consumers.
LiveCast Lightning VJ application and a complete mobile video streaming package is available to consumers through a beta testing program, with full commercial services available early Q4 '09.
LiveCast offers a complete solution for creating and distributing the highest quality live video experience in a mobile environment. Pioneering the concept of DIY broadcasting using a cell phone as early as 2005, LiveCast enables anyone with a compatible mobile device, PC or Macintosh to stream live video straight to the web. LiveCast system also supports remote IP cameras. LiveCast offers an on-the-go solution for broadcasting social events, entertainment, amateur sports, breaking news and emergencies in the field. The company provides services to many of the world's largest media companies, US Homeland Security government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. LiveCast is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with sales offices in New York, Singapore, and Beijing. LiveCast is offered direct to consumers and as an ASP service or licensed solution to media companies, enterprises and government organizations. For more information please visit: http://www.livecast.com.
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