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"The 1.5-pound LiveEdge device mounts on the back of "most broadcast cameras," says the company. Once attached, the device can enable bi-direction communication with the home TV studio, over a range of commonplace wireless networks, including 3G cellular data networks, as well as 4G WiMAX networks. Such networks actually enjoy greater signal coverage than the private microwave networks commonly used by news crews, according to the company, allowing news crews to rove more widely.

"Depending on network availability and/or user needs, the LiveEdge device can support video bitrates ranging from 250kbps to 10Mbps, Nomad Innovations claims. Customers can use the device to transmit low-resolution video, standard resolution PAL/NTSC analog video, or digital video in standard or even high definition."

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