PxPixel
Haivision Furnace IP Video System Connects University of Maine - AvNetwork.com

Haivision Furnace IP Video System Connects University of Maine

Author:
Publish date:

Haivision Network Video has announced that the University of Maine System (UMS) has deployed Haivision's Furnace™ IP video delivery system to enable transmission of live classroom video from eight campuses to nearly 60 locations across the state. The university is using 13 Haivision compact Barracuda™ H.264 encoders to deliver video to 125 Stingray set-top boxes (STBs) in 125 viewing classrooms, as distant as 300 miles away. Some Stingray systems have been deployed as mobile units, giving remote education sites flexibility on how and where they can display live video.

"We have converted the University of Maine System's video delivery network to a completely IP-based system in which all campuses and off-campus centers receive live video classes via the high-speed WAN," said John Tiner, senior systems and design engineer, Information Technology Services, for the University of Maine System. "The Haivision Furnace IP video delivery system allows us to use this network very effectively to distribute high-quality live video through simple user controls and an intuitive administrative interface. As a result, we've been able to take full advantage of our IP network in providing more robust educational opportunities across the state."

Instructors equipped with wireless microphones lead live classes at the various UMS campuses while standing in front of a green screen. An on-site distance education technician controls cameras and video and audio switching, and electronically fills the green screen with Web pages, Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations, DVD videos, animations, and other backgrounds, which the remote audience sees on-screen behind the presenter. The technicians also monitor encoding with the Barracuda system and transmission of the live video using the Haivision InStream™ player. Students at the remote viewing locations watch lectures on a 32- to 42-inch display. A return link connection by phone enables students in the remote viewing classrooms to participate in real time.

The company says that the simplicity of the Furnace system, Barracuda encoder, and Stingray STB allow UMS to deliver live classroom video to remote sites with minimal administrative intervention. No on-site teacher or IT staff member is required.

Current enrollment in the UMS distance learning program totals approximately 3,800 students per semester, with 84 electronically delivered classes being offered for the Fall 2010 semester. Classes include math, business, sociology, art, computer information systems, nursing, economics, English, history, and human services. The Furnace system runs daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., enabling simultaneous delivery of lectures from as many as 10 classrooms equipped with the Haivision Barracuda system. The UMS technical team deploys three additional Barracuda encoders as needed for content acquisition and streaming from the live TV studio, as well as for backup.

For more information, visit www.maine.edu or www.haivision.com.

Related

University of Ottawa Deploys Haivision Makito

Haivision Network Video has announced that the University of Ottawa is using the Makito H.264 encoder and Furnace IP video system to leverage the school's existing IP infrastructure to deliver audio/visual materials normally on reserve in the library to any one of 156 multimedia classrooms. "We evaluated numerous

Haivision to Release Low-Latency IP Video Transcoder

Haivision will debut its Kraken Enterprise and Kraken ISR real-time low-latency transcoding solutions at the 2011 NAB Show. "Haivision clients need to get live media to any user, anywhere, and on any platform," said Peter Maag, executive vice president at Haivision. "The new Kraken transcoder meets this need with

HaiVision iPhone-iPad App Enables Real Time IP Video Recording

HaiVision Network Video today announced its VFiControl technology, an iPhone/iPad application that simplifies the recording of live events in real time. VFiControl enables users to control the Furnace's recording process, apply real-time metadata (HotMarks) on the fly, and review video recording directly on the mobi

Image placeholder title

Haivision Powers Lecture-Capture at Zayed University

Haivision Network Video has announced that Zayed University, a leader in knowledge and education in the United Arab Emirates, is now equipped with the Furnace™ IP video system, 91 Makito™ HD encoders, and 10 Stingray™ set-top boxes (STBs), which together power the university’s new lecture-capture sys

Haivision Provides Infrastructure for TRADOC

Haivision Network Video announced that its Furnace IPTV system is enabling video management and distribution over IP for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) headquarters. Furnace provides the infrastructure for delivering a range of educational and situational awareness video content. The Furnace I

Haivision and CoolSign

Haivision has announced that it will provide, for a limited time, a free CoolSign Stand Alone digital signage system to any customer that adds a Haivision Makito DVI encoder to a new or existing Furnace IP video system. CoolSign is Haivision's full-featured digital signage solution. The CoolSign Stand Alone system is

Image placeholder title

University of Oregon Chooses Haivision for New Arena

The University of Oregon has deployed an extensive media system bringing together Haivision(www.haivision.com)'s Makito HD H.264 encoder and CoolSign digital signage system to drive displays throughout its 12,000-seat Matthew Knight Arena, the new home of the Oregon Ducks NCAA Basketball team.