Live PD is made possible thanks to technology known as bonded cellular technology. What is it exactly? Think of your cell phone’s 3G or 4G mobile internet on steroids. Cellular bonding combines multiple 3G, 4G and LTE cellular signals (up to 8 total) to boost it’s efficiency. This tends to make it a lot cheaper than alternative methods of live broadcasting.
A typical set up for a vehicle featured on Live PD would include a hard wired camera up front (like a dash cam), a battery (usually concealed in the truck or the rear of the vehicle), transmitters along with two antenna’s per transmitter.
Live PD uses a company called VidOvation to make all this possible and the systems used are called AVIWEST Bonded Cellular System’s.
If you would like to learn more and have a read in a little more detail, you can check out an article on VidOvation’s website here.