Haivision Backhaul Solutions Offer Alternative for Live-Video Transport

Haivision (Renaissance Hotel, Paramount Room) will exhibit Internet-based video-backhaul solutions, providing a more flexible, cost-effective alternative to satellite or MPLS networks for live video transport.

The new backhaul solutions enable broadcasters to use public Internet connections to transport live remote video and on-the-ground coverage to studio environments so that it can be seamlessly integrated into any production, including live interviews, commentary, and online content. Satellite delivery presents many roadblocks for broadcasters: long lead times, exorbitant costs, and scheduling challenges prevent broadcasters’ meeting audience demand for more content. Haivision’s new Internet-based video backhaul solutions help broadcasters get their content where they need it quickly.

The company’s suite of video-streaming solutions enable broadcasters to use the Internet to send high-quality, secure live video to studio environments. With the Haivision Media Gateway, Makito X video encoders and decoders, and SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) Internet-streaming protocol, broadcasters can distribute video over Internet connections to multiple studios or gather live video from multiple remote locations. The SRT protocol optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks, such as the Internet, by ensuring packet-loss recovery, stream security, and network-health monitoring. With the Haivision Media Gateway and Makito X encoder, broadcasters can harvest live video content over Internet connections from multiple remote production venues and redistribute the streams within a central production venue.

“This is a very exciting time for broadcast. Before, they were limited in how they could transport video, sacrificing quality for cost: either high-quality, high-cost video over satellite and MPLS networks or low-cost, low-quality video,” says CMO Peter Maag. “Haivision now offers a truly viable alternative for live, secure high-definition video at significant cost savings, helping broadcasters deliver more great content to their audiences.”

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