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Haivision Delivers Compact, Low Latency Dual-Channel HEVC Video Encoder

Haivision, a market leader in enterprise video and streaming solutions, announces HEVC dual-channel capable encoding on the industry leading Makito X H.264 video encoder, increasing the quality and efficiency of IP video streaming. The Makito X HEVC video encoder, with compact size, weight and power (SWaP) and powerful encoding performance, is designed for low latency video backhaul and transmission applications where the use of network bandwidth needs to be optimized to deliver higher quality video.

With the Makito X HEVC, Haivision has augmented the extensive capabilities of the Makito X H.264 video encoder with two HEVC encoding engines without compromising the quality and efficiency of the base four H.264 encoding engines. The Makito X HEVC includes all the developments and established core features of the Makito X, including dual 3G-SDI inputs, support of up to 1080p60 HD video, multi bitrate (MBR) streaming, extensive KLV metadata support and advanced networking capabilities including traffic shaping to optimize bandwidth performance. The Makito X HEVC also features Haivision’s SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) technology enabling high performance video delivery over the public internet and easy firewall traversal.

The Makito X HEVC is available as a compact appliance or within a 1U or 4U rack mount chassis to support up to 6 HEVC channels per rack unit. With the introduction of the Makito X HEVC, Haivision is offering attractive upgrade programs allowing customers to take advantage of the new HEVC streaming technology without disrupting their current H.264 workflows.

To create efficient video workflows, the Makito X HEVC is compatible with a wide variety of HEVC capable broadcast decoders, set-top boxes, soft players (including Haivision’s InStream Mobile), Haivision’s HEVC/H.264 transcoders, and the Haivision Media Gateway. All of Haivision’s HEVC products support SRT technology for secure and reliable transport of video across the internet.

“Customers look to Haivision for straightforward, practical solutions that work,” said Peter Maag, chief marketing officer, Haivision. “The unique combination of our HEVC video compression technology and our SRT network developments are making the possibility of low cost contribution and backhaul a reality.”

Epiphan launches AV.io 4K – the simplest way to capture 4K video

Epiphan Video, a leader in professional audiovisual capture, recording, and streaming products, unveiled today the latest product in their AV.io line of video grabbers. AV.io 4K is a new portable capture card that lets audiovisual professionals capture video./p>

Use AV.io 4K to capture 4K in perfect fidelity. It doesn’t need any special drivers installed on your computer – plug it in to your USB port and start using it right away. Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems automatically detect the video grabber, ensuring compatibility with your favourite software, including Skype, Wirecast and QuickTime.

AV.io 4K captures 4K video up to 4096×2160 with the ability to either pass the signal through to your computer or scale it down to meet the needs of your application. If you require a 4K output but your source is only at 1080p, that’s no problem, AV.io 4K will upscale to a 4K output. In addition, like other products from Epiphan Video, AV.io 4K captures uncompressed Full HD video (1080p) at 60 frames per second. Regardless of the resolution, AV.io 4K is able to capture video with near-zero latency and ultra-high fidelity. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet sturdy in its all-aluminium casing, AV.io 4K is the perfect companion for capturing from your digital video source.

“After releasing AV.io HD and AV.io SDI last year,” says David Kirk, VP of Product Management at Epiphan, “we saw incredible enthusiasm for this type of simple, effective, ‘just works’ technology. We wanted to provide that same experience at the cutting edge of 4K technology.”

Haivision Brings Secure Standards-Based Multicast To Enterprise Video Platform

Haivision, a market leader in enterprise video and streaming solutions, announces a secure, standards-based multicast option for its Enterprise Video Platform, Calypso. The new release allows organizations to benefit from their existing investment in a multicast network to scale the distribution of high profile internal live events, like all hands and town hall meetings, to thousands of employees within the LAN, without compromising quality, security or overwhelming their network.

As proprietary multicast technologies like Windows Media Server and Microsoft Silverlight reach their announced end-of-life, and mechanisms like Java fall out of favour with IT security professionals, organizations have, until now, lacked a standards-based approach that leverages their existing IP network infrastructure.

Haivision's Enterprise Video Platform now extends its unique end-to-end encryption from the encoder to the player with options for unicast or multicast distribution. This new release also adds support for single sign-on (SSO), ensuring the most secure and convenient distribution of confidential internal video communications, such as all hands and town hall meetings.

"Not only is Haivision is one of the most secure enterprise video platforms on the market, we're helping organizations truly reach every end-point," said Bruce "Zip" Zieper, vice president product management, enterprise media, at Haivision. "By delivering a secure, standards-based multicast solution, customers can extend the enterprise video experience beyond the browser and mobile devices to large-format digital signage players and set-top boxes in common spaces for group viewing throughout a LAN, reaching every employee throughout the company."

The Haivision Enterprise Video Platform makes it simple for organizations to stream end-to-end encrypted, high quality, live and on demand videos to employees in every office, on any device. With Haivision's hybrid cloud eCDN, organizations can distribute live and on-demand video to remote offices and mobile workforces. Due to the simplicity of Haivision's approach and the focus on industry standards, the Haivision Enterprise Video Platform can be commissioned within days. Haivision will showcase the latest version of its Enterprise Video Platform at InfoComm 2016. To learn more about the latest release, watch Haivision's webinar "How to Scale Live Video for the Enterprise."

Haivision Ranked as a Contender in the Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Video 2016

The Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Video examines 16 providers across three evaluation dimensions, which consist of Strategy, Performance, and Global Reach. The report provides a guide as to how vendors are helping enterprises to not only manage all forms of video content, but are also enabling enterprises to support video capture and live video delivery.

Haivision offers customers a portfolio of enterprise video solutions, including the Enterprise Video Platform – Calypso – making it simple for organisations to stream end-to-end encrypted, high quality, live and on demand videos to employees in every office, on any device. Going beyond other enterprise offerings, Haivision's solution provides broadcast quality, enterprise-grade encryption and security with IT friendly deployment. According to the Aragon Research Globe, Haivision's strengths include its live streaming scalability, end-to-end security, flexible distribution options with on-premise, cloud and hybrid video solutions and cloud integrations with Microsoft Azure and AWS Marketplace.

"We're proud to be named a Hot Vendor and be well represented in the Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Video," said Bruce "Zip" Zieper, vice president of product management at Haivision. "Important content like executive all hands and town hall meetings call for high quality, secure and great end user experiences, and that's where Haivision really shines. Our focus on delivering an easy-to-deploy platform that distributes broadcast-quality live video – encrypted from encode, across WAN/LAN and internet networks – right to the user's browser or device, has set us apart in the industry."

Haivision Showcases End-to-End Enterprise Video Experience at InfoComm 2016

Launching the company's Video at Work campaign, Haivision's demonstrations at InfoComm will explore how companies can get true value from video by reaching across any facility and office, to engage every employee on every desktop, mobile device and public display.

Haivision's enterprise video showcase will include:
  • Internal Live Streaming and On-Demand Video: Haivision's Enterprise Video Platform Calypso delivers secure, high quality live and on-demand video to every employee, in every office on any device. To simulate an enterprise live event, like an all hands or town hall meeting, all the live streams at the Haivision booth will be produced and mixed down with NewTek's TriCaster, the most complete and compact multimedia studio for high quality, multi-camera, live video production anywhere.
  • IPTV System: Haivision will demonstrate its complete IPTV ecosystem - Furnace - to deliver live broadcast video and media content to every desktop, monitor and digital signage player throughout an organisation.
  • Enterprise Digital Signage: Haivision will show how CoolSign, its enterprise-grade solution for managing and distributing data-driven digital signage content, has the ability to integrate live IP video and extend across any network and scale within a facility or across endpoints globally.
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