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Haivision Announces Compact, Most Affordable Live HEVC Encoder, the KB Mini

$7,500 HEVC Encoder Makes it Easier for Organizations to Stream Live Events over the Internet

LAS VEGAS – April 19, 2016 – At NAB 2016, Haivision, a market leader in enterprise video and streaming solutions, announces the Haivision KB Mini encoder. As a portable all-in-one H.264/HEVC encoder, the KB Mini is ideal for live event streaming from anywhere with an Internet connection. With big power and small form factor, the KB Mini with HEVC saves up to 50% on required bandwidth.

The KB Mini takes advantage of both HD adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming workflows and bandwidth efficient HD HEVC workflows. For source locations with access to high bandwidth, the KB Mini can deliver a full HD adaptive bitrate (ABR) cascade of H.264 (up to five renditions/bit rates) to a content delivery network (CDN). However, if a source location has limited bandwidth, the KB Mini can deliver a single efficient HEVC stream at the highest resolution to cloud resources which can then create the adaptive bitrate cascade for CDN distribution.

The KB Mini also supports Haivision’s SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol enabling delivery of video streams over public Internet connections. SRT 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. SRT also simplifies firewall traversal for video streams. Haivision includes SRT technology within its encoders, gateways, cloud transcoders, decoders, and players with no additional licensing fees.

“HEVC is most attractive for video streaming over constricted networks,” said Peter Maag, chief marketing officer of Haivision. “When considering the entire video ecosystem, HEVC and Haivision’s SRT are a killer combination, delivering the highest quality video over the most accessible networks.”

KB Mini is part of Haivision’s end-to-end solutions, including the Haivision Video Cloud which helps organizations easily publish live and on-demand video online across internal portals, company websites and to mobile devices. Certified on Akamai’s content delivery network, the highly portable KB Mini supports up to 1080p streaming and can encode baseband video directly from its HD-SDI or HDMI inputs, all in a 1.7” x 6.5” x 7.5” package.

Haivision at NAB 2016
Join Haivision at NAB 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel, 2nd Floor, steps away from the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall. Haivision will showcase live video workflows with H.264/HEVC and HD/4K encoding and transcoding supported by Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) end-to-end technology. See our new HEVC low latency hardware video encoder, our new software-based encoder supporting 4K HEVC, and our on-premise and cloud video contribution and distribution workflows. Haivision will also showcase solution partners highlighting remote caller production with The Video Call Center, remote interviews with Globelynx, mobile contribution and monitoring with Accelerated Media Technologies and 4K UHD displays with Primeview.

About Haivision
Haivision, a private company founded in 2004, provides media management and video streaming solutions that help the world’s leading organizations communicate, collaborate and educate. Haivision is recognized as one of the most influential companies in video by Streaming Media and one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. Haivision is headquartered in Montreal and Chicago, with regional offices located throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.

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