The FINANCIAL — New to stand B48c, Hall 5 is RazorLink a flexible, scalable software solution designed to solve the problems that journalists and camera crews typically face when using public IP networks for news and sports transmissions. Developed to work transparently with news gathering applications, RazorLink™ offers network bonding for increased bandwidth, resilience, traffic prioritisation, increased network security and network statistics.
3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, DSL and satellite can be bonded to increase available bandwidth or offer a backup network to critical applications. Its sophisticated protocols manage link aggregation, correct errors, and minimise latency for unmatched bonded performance.
It can also be used to overcome the limitations of using UDP across Wide Area Networks for streaming applications using sophisticated error correction that offers the resilient delivery of UDP streams without the need for the high overheads associated with FEC. This results in more efficient use of the network capacity and lower latency for live feeds. This can of course be combined with network bonding, according to Livewire Digital.
RazorLink Technology overcomes the delay and packet loss that can occur when operating over a Wide Area Network, radically improving the performance of newsgathering applications. Its intelligent protocols overcome the limits of TCP and accelerate data transfer by using available link capacity efficiently, independent of distance and can be combined with network bonding for even faster operation. Tests have shown FileZilla with RazorLink can outperform the “gold standard” accelerated file transfer solutions.
It is available as Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum client versions dependent on required feature sets and configuration.
Where the objective is to provide a shared service or make use of equipment that cannot readily have software installed then a RazorLink hardware device can be deployed to provide transparent access for all systems and applications.
Commenting on the launch Tristan Wood, Managing Director, Livewire Digital, said, “Twenty-five years of experience in communications and remote newsgathering has resulted in Livewire Digital designing a revolutionary solution to network problems. RazorLink is a highly cost effective software solution that works by enhancing existing applications and workflows not forcing users to adopt new expensive ones!