Haivision Hub Routes Broadcast Video Through The Cloud

Haivision, a global provider of real-time video streaming and networking solutions, said today that Haivision Hub, a global video networking service, is now generally available.

Haivision Hub has been adopted by several broadcasters and global organizations, including Eurovision Sport at EBU, Microsoft Studios, Times Network, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, NOMOBO and HBS.

The company says Haivision Hub “is an easy-to-use video networking service offering an on-demand, agile solution for securely transporting live IP video contribution feeds from encoders at event locations to production resources on-premise or in the cloud.

“Haivision Hub saves time and eliminates errors with complete, end-to-end live IP video routing combining edge device control, cloud resource provisioning, and stream monitoring. Haivision Hub centralizes management of any live contribution workflow, simplifying connectivity, making it ideal for breaking news, sporting, corporate and cultural events. From anywhere to anywhere, regionally or globally, Haivision Hub ensures that customers never miss a moment of their high-value live event content.”

After pre-market trials and testing with broadcasters globally, Haivision Hub is anchored by the following feature set:

  • Simplicity and Agility — With an easy point-and-click workflow and an advanced orchestration engine, users can spin up new routes globally within seconds for transporting live video from event locations to productions anywhere. At the heart of the workflow are Hublets, the building blocks of Hub cloud routes. With Hublets, users specify regions and settings, connect inputs to outputs, and Haivision Hub takes care of provisioning the cloud resources needed to start routing live video.
  • Hub Edge Device Pairing — Haivision Hub can be paired with Makito X and X4 video encoders enabling integrated edge-to-edge device or edge-to-cloud routes. Once paired, Haivision Hub users can configure the connected Hub edge devices to control settings such as video codec, bitrate, encoding profile, color precision, as well as select video/audio inputs.
  • Real-Time Transcoder (RTT) — Haivision Hub users can leverage the Real-Time Transcoding Hublet for optimizing network bandwidth and providing compatibility with downstream workflows. The RTT Hublet, powered by Haivision’s Kraken real-time transcoding technology, supports transcoding between HEVC and H.264, trans-rating, frame-rate conversion, and more.
  • Hublet Preset Creator — System administrators can leverage the Preset Creator to configure and save settings for paired Hub edge devices and transcoding Hublets. With presets, users can quickly include configured Hublets when building routes, without having to worry about setting encoding or transcoding parameters.

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