Friday, January 21, 2011

Haivision Releases Furnace™ 5.8 IP Video System

Haivision, the leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced the availability of its Furnace™ 5.8 IP video system with features that support advanced integration, security, and control capabilities for IP video recording and distribution.

Furnace 5.8, coupled with Haivision's Makito™ HD H.264 encoder and the Furnace's patented InStream™ player, supports end-to-end AES 256-bit encryption, assuring the highest level of protection for video assets. A related development is InStream's support of the complete HD H.264 HD toolset, enabling digital broadcast channels to be streamed live through the Furnace architecture.

To further the effectiveness of enterprise-wide integration of Furnace, release 5.8 supports a feature called Intelligent Publishing. After recording a video segment, users can now automatically make that video available securely to authorized users according to established metadata. The recording (NVR) process can be executed through the Furnace user interface or through an extensive and secure Application Programming Interface (API) if integrated third-party control systems are employed. With Furnace 5.8, the system's standard-based API is further extended to allow granular integration with its popular Command and Control module, an enhancement that gives administrators exact control over InStream players and Stingray™ set-top boxes.

Haivision's Furnace is the only end-to-end system for HD H.264 live distribution, recording, playout, and video-on-demand. It is used extensively for IP video within education, medical, military, media and entertainment, and enterprise markets.

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