Available as a small form factor portable appliance, on-premise server or 4K appliance, the KB Series of H.264 & HEVC Internet Media Encoders and Transcoders provides you with multiple options for live event streaming, helping you deliver the highest quality live video to your global Internet audience.
Give your Internet audience the best viewing experience regardless of their geographic location, network conditions or preferred device. With the software-based KB transcoder, you can deploy on-premise or in the cloud and encode/transcode video up to 1080p to distribute as a cascade of adaptive bitrate RTMP/HLS/MPEG-DASH streams across the world’s largest CDNs, giving you the highest quality per bit.
When your Internet connection at the source isn’t very reliable, and bandwidth is limited, simply send your video streams to a transcoder in the cloud to take care of adaptive bitrate (ABR) distribution. With support for HEVC and Haivision’s SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) technology, the KB Series uses up to 50% less bandwidth than H.264, and makes low-cost, readily available public Internet connections secure and reliable for live video transport from the source to the cloud, getting the most out of your available uplink bandwidth.
The award-winning KB Mini Encoder/Transcoder, named the Best Portable Live Streaming Appliance, is a portable all-in-one H.264/HEVC encoder, ideal for live event streaming from anywhere with an internet connection. It optimizes bandwidth usage without sacrificing a high-quality viewing experience. Leveraging Intel CPU and GPU hybrid processing, the KB Mini gives you big power in a small form factor appliance.
A rackmountable server, the KB Encoder/Transcoder Server features redundant power supplies, RAID configurations and supports multiple channels. The KB Encoder/Transcoder Server is ideal for enterprise-grade internet streaming and fits within your existing enterprise infrastructure.
The KB 4K Encoder/Transcoder features hardware accelerated HEVC encoding to fuel the highest quality streaming events, supporting up to 4K H.264/HEVC viewing. Ideal for streaming 360-degree virtual reality experiences, the KB 4K powers high profile events like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The CMA Awards. View the KB 4K datasheet for more information.
The International House of Prayer (IHOP) is an evangelical Christian mission organization that has a quickly expanding following. With many parishioners traveling long distances and some unable to join the sermons, IHOP decided to bridge the gap between the church and home by bringing services directly to remote viewers, using Haivision’s KulaByte encoders and the Haivision Video Cloud.