Making its IBC debut from HaiVision is the Furnace 5.6, a complete 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 customer 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 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 powerful 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 video-on-demand 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 video-on-demand.
Furnace 5.6 offers network video recording (NVR) functionalities including API-enabled management by third-party systems; ad-hoc recording and pause/resume recording; bookmark insertion with annotations; and publishing. In addition to these operational features, the system also introduces Multi-Stream viewing enhancements, a live closed-captioning trigger, and additional security functions.