AVIWEST and LucidLink Announce Integration Partnership to Accelerate Cloud Adoption in Video Production

Joint Solution Leverages the Power of AVIWEST Transmitters and the Scalability of LucidLink Filespaces

SAINT-GRÉGOIRE, France — Dec. 20, 2021 — AVIWEST, a leading provider of live video contribution solutions, and LucidLink, a provider of innovative SaaS solutions delivering high-performance remote collaboration to the world’s largest media and entertainment brands, have teamed up to offer an easy-to-use cloud video production and delivery solution.

With LucidLink Filespaces and AVIWEST’s bonded cellular solution, broadcasters can capture camera feeds, deliver data to the cloud, and gain global access to the same file, with real-time collaboration from anywhere. The solution includes AVIWEST field units, as well as AIR Series and PRO Series transmitters, allowing video professionals to broadcast premium-quality video live over bonded IP networks, including 5G, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and satellite, wherever the action is. Using the record and progressive forward function, broadcasters can record video feeds on the transmitter’s SD card and optimize their time by forwarding the file progressively while the recording is still in progress.

“The partnership between LucidLink and AVIWEST enables powerful new remote workflows within the M&E industry,” said Scott Miller, director, business development, at LucidLink. “LucidLink provides immediate global access and sets a new standard for scalability, bringing increased efficiency to remote delivery and storage.”

A LucidLink client installed on the AVIWEST StreamHub transceiver enables access to a growing number of files in real time from multiple cameras. The files are immediately available for editing during ingest. LucidLink provides a secure centralized data repository in the cloud that is infinitely scalable and globally accessible. Users gain instant access to a file simply by connecting to Filespaces and can edit files using any NLE application directly from the cloud. LucidLink allows data to be accessed even while it is growing, at cloud scale.

AVIWEST’s StreamHub receiver, decoder, and distribution platform can be deployed as an in-house 1U server or as a cloud service, bringing simplicity, flexibility, and efficiency to any news, live video production, or live video distribution organization.

“We are excited to bring an innovative solution to market that fully meets the needs of video professionals,” said Ronan Poullaouec, chief technology officer at AVIWEST. “This joint solution dramatically accelerates content production and enables remote production with cloud-hosted solutions.”

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More information about AVIWEST and its products is available at www.aviwest.com.

About LucidLink (www.lucidlink.com)

LucidLink offers an innovative cloud-native file service designed specifically for extensive data access over distance. LucidLink Filespaces provides best-in-class security and high-performance scalability to run file-based workloads on object storage for maximum efficiency and productivity. The service is compatible with Microsoft Azure Blob and any Amazon S3 compatible object storage provider that utilizes the cloud, on-prem, or hybrid storage. It supports all major operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and macOS. Investors include Baseline Ventures, Headline, Adobe, Bright Cap Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, S28 Capital, and Fathom Capital. LucidLink is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in Bulgaria, Europe, and Australia. For more information about LucidLink, please contact [email protected] Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and visit us at www.lucidlink.com.

About AVIWEST (www.aviwest.com)

AVIWEST is a world-leading provider of IP-based video contribution systems. Powered by proprietary, patented, and two-time Emmy® Award-winning intelligent IP bonding technology, our reliable solutions have been adopted by 1,000-plus broadcasters, online media, news agencies, social media companies, and first responders in more than 100 countries to cover breaking news and live events. 

AVIWEST’s history of innovation includes the world’s first portable cellular video transmitter, the world’s first live video transmission over a 4G network implementing QoS, and the world’s first live 4K video transmission over a 5G network. Using the 5G versions of AVIWEST’s powerful and lightweight bonded cellular transmitters, video professionals can deliver live news, multicamera sports, and events coverage with greater efficiency, higher quality, and cost-effectiveness from any part of the world. Headquartered in Saint-Grégoire, France, AVIWEST offers professional worldwide support for its products and cloud services through local and international sales offices and distribution networks across more than 160 countries.

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