October 13-14 in New York City's Jacob K. Javitz Center, Haivision will be highlighting its Furnace 5.6, a solution for end-to-end HD H.264 video-over-IP distribution. The upgrade includes a completely redesigned and easy-to-use interface as well as a newly integrated Conditional Access (CA) Module.
The new Conditional Access Portal offers users a built-in authentication portal for a direct interface with a customer's LDAP/Active Directory database; the ability for customers to brand their CA portal; the ability to assign rights and privileges for live streams, playback channels, and video-on-demand (VoD) assets; as well as VF administrative tools such as recording, client control, etc. The new portal also integrates with the Stingray set-top box.
The integrated solution continues to support the compact Makito HD H.264 encoder to manage and distribute live video to computers and set-top boxes, to create scheduled playback channels for enterprise TV and signage, and to record content and deliver VoD in a secure, easy-to-use system. The Furnace Portal Server controls the direct and secure distribution of SD and HD H.264 video to both the "zero-footprint" InStream player and the Stingray set-top box. The Furnace Playback Manager supports scheduled channels for IP video broadcast and signage, and the Furnace Media Server leverages the efficiencies of H.264 to enable HD VoD.
Other products on display include the New Makito Decoder, an H.264 decoder that offers the lowest latency decoding available with less than 70 milliseconds of latency at video resolutions of up to 1080p60, according to Haivision.
To support fast deployment of its market-leading encoder systems in even the most space-constrained installations, Haivision will demonstrate a high-density option for HD encoding — the MB6. This six-slot chassis design holds up to six Makito or Barracuda encoders in just a single 1 7/8-inch rack unit (RU). The hot-swappable design of the system allows for various chassis configurations with any combination of Makito encoders, Makito decoders, or Barracuda encoders to meet any video distribution need.
Haivision will also demonstrate its Makito HD video encoder, which now supports both component analog and DVI inputs. The Makito, which debuted at NAB this year, represents the first and only full-featured high-performance compact encoder to combine the efficiencies of H.264 video compression and the image quality of full HD video within a very small form factor at a very competitive price point. The revolutionary encoding system delivers low-latency, full-frame-rate H.264 encoding of HD video up to 1080p60, or computer graphics resolutions up to 1920x1080 60Hz and 1280x1024 75Hz (SXGA). The Makito incorporates HiLo-Streaming, the ability to encode once and emit both high- and low-bandwidth streams simultaneously, and Multi-Streaming, the ability to send streams with different IP encapsulation to different destinations. When integrated with the Video Furnace IP video system, the Makito also distributes 100-percent secure and robust video. The Makito offers the most efficient and affordable distribution, capture, and rebroadcast of HD video.