Cell-based live video from Kilimanjaro


In the first week of January six employees from video-over-cellular uplink solutions provider LiveU took part in an eight-day trekking expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

During the trip, the team streamed live video to a dedicated web page chronicling their climb to the top: http://www.events.liveu.tv/. Photos were also uploaded to LiveU’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LiveU.Fans.

The team used state-of-the-art cellular-based technology, connecting LiveU’s handheld LU40 bonded video uplink device to GoPro HD HERO2 cameras. Only in the most remote areas, the setup included a Thrane & Thrane EXPLORER 500 BGAN terminal using the Inmarsat BGAN satellite network.

As well as testing their own personal stamina the team aimed to test the boundaries of LiveU’s portable video-over-cellular technology, working with other industry-leading solutions. The technology has already proven itself in the most extreme weather conditions, such as Hurricane Sandy and during the 2011 Japanese Tsunami (and in its aftermath).


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