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Haivision Media Gateway Availability in AWS Marketplace Brings a Low-Latency, Bandwidth-Saving Cloud Solution for Live Video Transport

Haivision's flexible and cost-effective cloud video solution delivers high quality video for broadcast distribution and enterprise live events.

MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Haivision, a market leader in video streaming and media management solutions, announces that the Haivision Media Gateway is now available for cloud deployment in Amazon Web Services (AWS Marketplace), giving broadcasters and enterprises a low-latency and bandwidth-saving solution for connecting multiple facilities with secure HD video over public Internet connections.

Haivision will be exhibiting the cloud-based Haivision Media Gateway at IBC 2015 from September 11-15 in Amsterdam, hall 14, stand N26. In addition, Haivision will demonstrate its latest video streaming solutions in the cloud at the AWS booth 14.N29 and speak at the AWS IBC Theater on Saturday, September 12, at 2:30 pm.

In AWS Marketplace, Haivision Media Gateway is available as an hourly pay-as-you-go service or bring-your-own-license product. Customers can deploy the solution as a preconfigured Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) with just a few mouse clicks. Access to the Haivision Media Gateway in AWS Marketplace gives customers the ability to easily build scalable streaming workflows that use low cost Internet connections to distribute high quality, extreme low latency video to multiple locations. For more information about Haivision Media Gateway in the cloud, visit Haivision on AWS Marketplace.

The cloud-based Haivision Media Gateway delivers an alternative to the long lead times, prohibitive costs, and scheduling challenges that accompany the use of satellite and custom networks for video distribution. By replicating streams in the cloud, the Haivision Media Gateway eliminates the need for excessive uplink bandwidth to serve multiple locations. Using Haivision's unique video transport technology, SRT, customers can transport high-performance HD video over low cost Internet connections instead of expensive dedicated custom networks or satellite. The Haivision Media Gateway with SRT also features different options to easily manage firewall traversal, helping organizations easily transport video across different networks.

Haivision Media Gateway in the cloud helps customers with:

Broadcast backhaul and distribution: Organizations can use the Haivision Media Gateway as a video network bridge to transport video between studio environments. This brings broadcasters an easier way to backhaul video to a centralized production venue before being distributed to remote affiliates. Enterprise video distribution: With Haivision Media Gateway, organizations can now easily distribute live events from remote sites like hotels and satellite offices by sending a single stream to the cloud before being distributed to multiple facilities at low latency. "As the demand for content continues to grow, broadcasters are looking towards added flexibility and lower cost," said Peter Maag, chief marketing officer, Haivision. "Making our cloud-based video streaming solutions available in AWS Marketplace helps broadcasters easily scale their live video infrastructures."

"We are pleased that customers now have access to purchase and deploy Haivision Media Gateway from AWS Marketplace," said Dave McCann, AWS Marketplace, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "With Haivision Media Gateway in AWS Marketplace, our broadcast and enterprise customers can easily distribute live and HD content while paying only for what they use at a fraction of the cost."

About Haivision

Haivision delivers end-to-end solutions for streaming, encoding, recording, managing, and distributing secure video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical, government and broadcast industries. Recognized as one of the most influential companies in video by Streaming Media, Haivision is headquartered in Montreal and Chicago with regional offices in Austin, Tx; Atlanta, Ga.; Portland, Or.; Washington D.C. and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide.

ATEME Aims to Simplify Video Network Infrastructure

AMSTERDAM, PARIS, SANTA CLARA, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015, IBC, HALL 1, BOOTH#D71 – ATEME announced plans to bring together ATEME service provider infrastructure software for video processing and the new Intel® Visual Compute Accelerator (Intel® VCA) card. By bringing together the ATEME solution and Intel technologies, ATEME aims to provide low OPEX, high video quality and high density solutions.

“By integrating Intel technologies with the ATEME solution, we will help advance the ATEME mission of simplifying the video networking infrastructure,” said Michel Artieres, CEO of ATEME. “Our solution development with Intel will allow service providers to enhance their viewer experience by improving video quality, while reducing bit rates and OPEX, and freeing up network bandwidth for additional data services.”

"The Intel Visual Compute Accelerator enables content and service providers to utilize the performance capability of the Intel Xeon E5 v3 processor series with the graphics capability provided by Intel Xeon E3 processors yielding incredible performance and scale for video transcoding workloads," said Jim Blakley, General Manager of the Visual Cloud Group at Intel. “ATEME utilizes the full capabilities of Intel VCA-enabled infrastructure, with ATEME video processing software addressing the requirements of the growing video distribution market segment."

Intel VCA delivers industry-leading TCO for Price-Performance-Power per channel by using Intel® Xeon® processor E3 advances in graphics processing and combining that with Intel® Xeon® processor E5 compute power. Intel VCA architecture enables choice of any operating systems, while the card virtual network allows seamless communication with the host server.

ATEME at IBC 2015 – Stand 1.D71 ATAME will be showcasing its full range of solutions at IBC on stand 1.D71 in Hall 1. This includes ATEME TITAN, a high video quality, high density software compression solution, designed for Cable, DTH, and OTT. The virtualized software-based solution runs on any OS and any Intel CPU. TITAN is based on ATEME 5th Generation STREAM© compression engine and delivers the highest video quality at minimum bit rates, addressing main screens and multiscreen applications: from mobile resolutions up to UHDp60. TITAN is a complete distribution solution including SDI encoder, IP transcoder, multiplexer, statmux, packager and origin.

Intel and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

About ATEME: ATEME (PARIS: ATEME), Transforming Video Delivery. ATEME is a global leader in HEVC, H.264, MPEG2 video compression solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT.

Haivision Launches the Calypso Enterprise Video Platform

Moving beyond end-point encoders and further into the media asset space, Haivision is launching a centralized media hub for enterprise which it's calling the Calypso Enterprise Video Platform, an extension of the existing Calypso product line.

Haivision sees the Calypso EVP as a centralized hub where companies can manage, store, and share live and on-demand video. The company is targeting any enterprise that needs to deliver video assets to employees throughout the organization.

As the company moves to this second version of the Calypso software, it is positioning it as more than just a mass-recording product. The initial version of Calypso was billed as a way to enable high performance enterprise record and review in environments like usability labs, focus groups, and training facilities. The new EVP product, an extension of Calypso, allows employees to access both live and on-demand content.

“Calypso for us is the go-forward platform,” says Peter Maag, chief marketing officer at Haivision, referring to the company's purchase of Video Furnace a number of years ago. “We originally positioned Calypso as a mass-recording product, but we’re excited that Calypso is emerging as a way to deliver live and on-demand assets within the organization.”

In a news release, Haivision says the new Calypso EVP will focus on four areas critical to business continuity: authentication, compliance features, content curation, and search. In addition, the company says Calypso will offer multi-location support and what it calls "simulated multicast."

According to Maag, companies want a controlled environment where they can distribute videos, guarantee they’ve been watched, and use that to gain or maintain ISO or similar compliance certifications.

“You hear slogans about video being the new document, but that’s not true,” Maag says. “The difference between video and a document: You can be assured that the video has at least played continuously on the employee’s screen.”

Haivision designed the platform to solve the delivery challenge most companies face with internal video, so it comes with strong multi-location support.

“Companies can easily distribute video to multiple locations,” Maag says. “To extend the video viewing experience to any office without significant network loading, the Calypso solution allows companies to create their own delivery network so every employee can watch video directly from their desktops and mobile devices.”

Enterprise customers control network video delivery through their choice of streaming modality, such as unicast, multicast, or simulated multicast.

“We’re playing in our customers’ sandbox, so they can choose to do their own multicast, simulated multicast, or even unicast,” Maag notes. “Unicast and simulated multicast are natively supported. In the future, we plan to support multicast natively within Calypso.”

Haivision uses RTMFP with internal support for simulated multicast. But the goal, according to Maag, is to provide as many options as possible.

“We’ve had a strong history with secure multicast, and Calypso had direct unicast,” Maag says. “With the Calypso EVP, we’re supporting player-based stream replication based on inherent Flash Player technologies that work within browsers. Clients do not need to buy any particular third-party infrastructure, since it is a complete Haivision solution.”

Calypso’s authentication lets companies share video with only the right viewers.

“The Calypso EVP has current mobile authentication for browser-based mobile delivery, but we plan to have a native Calypso app available within about six weeks, for both Android and iOS devices," Maag says.

Administrators can share content with individuals or groups. “Based on their roles and responsibilities, they can even establish different privileges, such as viewing, downloading, sharing, or even editing," Maag adds.

Using both curation and search, Calypso can place key videos directly in front of the target viewer.

“Content administrators can easily organize videos for effective employee browsing,” Maag says. This includes topical channels and “not to be missed” videos.

Calypso supports extensive metadata, search, and filtering, helping users find videos and even specific moments within videos.

“In the last few years, we’ve seen Calypso used in micro applications,” Maag says. “File-based, hot marks, and live content metadata can all be useful in on-demand viewing of content. But our background in live encoding means that, from a metadata and search standpoint, we treat on-demand and live content as equal citizens within the ecosystem.”

By hot marks, Maag refers to bookmarks, in-video tags, or comments. Real-time metadata is accessible within live streams.

“'YouTube for the Enterprise' sort of scares people,” Maag adds. “It brings to mind the idea of many, many videos being recorded and uploaded, which means the important videos may be lost or buried. Proper search and curation help solve that issue.”

Epiphan Announces AV.io HD – an Easy-to-use HDMI Video Grabber

June 15, 2015 – Epiphan Video, a leader in professional audiovisual capture, recording, and streaming products, unveiled today AV.io HD – a new video grabber that lets audiovisual professionals capture video from HDMI, DVI, and VGA sources with unprecedented simplicity. AV.io HD is being shown and demonstrated for the first time at InfoComm 2015 in Booth 2385, June 17-19, in Orlando.

AV.io HD is a video capture device that lets anyone easily connect their device with a HDMI, DVI, or VGA output, including cameras, laptops, tablets, projectors, game consoles, and embedded devices to a computer running Windows, Mac, or Linux without the need to install any additional drivers or add-ons. Just like a webcam, when plugged in, AV.io appears as a video source, making it compatible with virtually any software, including Skype, Wirecast and QuickTime.

Like other products from Epiphan Video, AV.io HD is able to capture crystal-clear Full HD video (1080p) at 60 frames per second with near-zero latency and ultra-high reliability. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet entirely enclosed in an all-aluminum casing, AV.io HD is the perfect companion for video capture anytime, anywhere, and from any video source.

“AV.io HD’s is ideal for a wide variety of video capture, streaming, and recording applications, ranging from XBOX gameplay capture to professional live event production. Our customers will continue to enjoy the high standard of robustness and quality Epiphan products are known for at a significantly lower price point and added convenience,” said David Kirk, Vice President of Product Marketing.

Epiphan Video upgrades Pearl to make it a true video mixer

June 15, 2015 – Epiphan Video, a leader in professional audiovisual capture, recording, and streaming products, announced today an important firmware upgrade for their popular all-in-one, portable recording and streaming system, Pearl. This upgrade, available later this week for all Epiphan Pearl owners, adds live video switching from the web UI and Pearl’s touch screen, elevating Pearl to the status of live production video mixer.

“We’re really pleased with this evolution of Pearl into everything you need to produce a high quality live video production,” said Mike Sandler, CEO. “Pearl has already been astounding people with its compact size and extensive capabilities; with the introduction of live video switching, Pearl is doing what few people thought was possible.”

In addition to the firmware release, Epiphan Video also announced a hardware refresh for Pearl. Pearl now ships with a front-mounted audio jack for audio monitoring while recording and streaming. Experience Pearl with the updated firmware and hardware at InfoComm 2015 in Booth 2385, June 17-19, in Orlando, Florida, where it is being showcased and demonstrated for the first time. If you can’t make it to InfoComm 2015 request a custom demo or get more information on Pearl.