Remote news delivery: Dejero unveils new LivePlus app

Low-latency video with a live stream of up to 20 Mbps

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LivePlus for Windows allows anchors and journalists working from home or from any remote location with a wired or wireless broadband connection to transmit high-quality, live video while simultaneously receiving two ultra-low latency return video and/or teleprompter feeds, all with a laptop. This all-in-one solution ensures that the quality of the presenter’s broadcast is not compromised since they can keep their eyes towards the camera at all times whilst viewing teleprompter and live program feeds.

The new app transmits high-quality, low-latency video with a live stream of up to 20 Mbps, at a latency as low as 0.8 seconds, from a Windows laptop, typically in a home-studio setting. For enhanced reliability, Dejero’s patented and integrated Smart Blending Technology provides the option to blend Ethernet with a Wi-Fi connection. The Wi-Fi connection can be to a portable Wi-Fi hotspot device, or a smartphone with a built-in Wi-Fi access point or personal hotspot feature, providing access to a cellular network.

Reporters can receive up to two return video feeds simultaneously through the Dejero app, that can be used for teleprompting, as well as for program video delivered via a Dejero CuePoint return server installed at the station. Delivering teleprompter and return video feeds with latency as low as 250ms, CuePoint combined with LivePlus for Windows helps the on-air presenters to stay synchronized with central production during live broadcasts. Presenters view everything on a customizable user interface, giving them confidence monitoring and teleprompter scripts, while ensuring they can look directly at the camera and adjust their on-camera position to account for overlays and graphics.
The app supports the use of an internal camera, an external USB webcam, or the connection of an SDI or HDMI camera. The camera preview tile serves as a confidence monitor for the user. Users can easily build a bespoke display layout by moving or resizing the camera preview and the return video or teleprompter tiles around the screen, or on a second, external monitor. The app also offers flexible audio options — supporting IFB or return video audio, and multiple wired and wireless earpiece options.