HACKENSACK, N.J.—College is a training ground for students, and Central Michigan University is preparing its journalism students how to handle cellular bonding technology for news productions with the help of equipment of LiveU, specifically the LU500 portable transmission unit and a LU2000 server.
The LiveU gear is being used by CMU students to produce live remote shots for its evening and morning newscasts. The remote footage is shared amongst three counties via three Charter cable systems. The newscasts are also streamed live on Facebook and Livestream. During the 2016 presidential election, students also used the LiveU gear for a political event in the Detroit area.
“The students are more comfortable with the equipment and their abilities thanks to the LiveU technology,” said Aaron Jones, video facilities manager for CMU’s School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts.