New firmware introduces peer-to-peer connecting, makes connection simple for LiveShot fleets
DEVENS, MA, Apr. 3, 2015 – Comrex Corporation has announced a new firmware version for its flagship IP video codec, LiveShot. This new version (1.4) introduces peerto-peer connecting via Switchboard for LiveShot units.
LiveShot users can now mix and match hardware easily. SwitchBoard server, a cloud server maintained by Comrex, delivers an active list of other LiveShots in the fleet and allows simplified connection to any of them. This replaces the former client-server model of previous firmware.
LiveShot delivers live, two-way HD video and audio over a range of IP networks, enabling broadcasters to accomplish remote broadcasts that would be impossible with wired configurations. Complete with separate return video, IFB channels with fullduplex intercom/cue channel and a portable design, LiveShot is a simple IP ENG device that makes it possible to replace cable and satellite rigs with less than 3 pounds of gear.
Comrex has designed and manufactured broadcast equipment since its incorporation in 1961. Since then, Comrex has consistently developed the most innovative technology to address the specific needs of broadcasters, and create products that enable broadcasters to produce live, local, imaginative remote programming. Comrex strives to provide a simple answer to a universal broadcast need – the transportation of highquality media to the studio from virtually anywhere, economically, at a moment’s notice. As methods of audio and video transportation evolve, Comrex works to develop technology that will allow broadcasters to easily achieve creative and entertaining programming, from diverse and unique locations.