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LAFD Calls Upon LiveU for Live Streaming Workflow

LU600s help produce video for public events and internal communications.

HACKENSACK, N.J.—Whether or not the friendly rivalry between firefighters and police had anything to do with it, following 2018’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony where the Los Angeles Fire Department had to borrow the LAPD’s LiveU Solo unit for streaming, the LAFD acquired their own live streaming workflow that utilizes LiveU equipment.

LAFD now uses four LiveU LU600 units for its Public Information Officer, Public Service Officer, drone program and communications team. The technology allows the department to coordinate in real time among the various sections and use it for public safety, situational analysis in emergency situations, rescue allocation and direction, real-time feedback, public information and special event coverage. This included the most recent 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, where the LU600s were integrated with drones for aerial coverage.

In addition, the LAFD has used the LiveU technology to assist with things like wildfires and the Los Angeles marathon. 

“The LiveU has provided us with unique ways to get content to our control center,” said Capt. Mike Flynn, LAFD Fire Communications Dispatch Section. “We look forward to adding more capabilities such as the LiveU Xtender connectivity in low-bandwidth areas and Smart app to provide more flexibility in the field.”