Haivision’s KB 4K Internet Streaming Encoder is the First Certified for the Panasonic 360-degree Live 4K Camera

Collaboration brings high quality, reliable 360-degree live streaming experiences to online audiences

TOKYO, JAPAN – November 13, 2017 – Haivision, a market leader in enterprise video and streaming solutions, announces that the company’s award-winning KB 4K internet media encoder is now certified for the Panasonic 360-degree Live Camera (AW-360C10, AW-360B10) for live 360-degree streaming.

Ideal for live events and sports, broadcasters and producers now can combine the low latency Panasonic 360-degree Live Camera and the Haivision KB 4K encoder to stream reliable, high quality, 360-degree experiences to online audiences.

Haivision’s KB 4K Encoder features software and hardware accelerated support for both HEVC/H.265 and H.264 encoding at up to 4K (2160p60) resolution. The Panasonic system stitches together its four 12.76 megapixel cameras in real-time and delivers the 2:1 Equirectangular 360 output as 4K (3840 x 2160) to the KB 4K encoder. The KB encoder then delivers the compressed video over HLS, MPEG-DASH, or Haivision’s open standard SRT through a CDN to 360 players.

“In live broadcast, failure is not an option. We designed the AW-360C10 and AW-360B10 to exceed the demands of professional live event video producers and offer a reliable 360-degree broadcasting solution,” said Tetsuya Miyazawa, Group Manager of Product Planning, Panasonic. “Haivision’s KB 4K encoder is an essential piece of the live streaming workflow.”

“Innovations such as the new Panasonic 360-degree Live Camera continue to fuel audience needs for immersive viewing experiences,” said Sylvio Jelovcich, VP Global Alliances, Haivision. “Collaboration with Panasonic helps all types of broadcasters – from traditional broadcasters to live event producers and even corporate streamers – deliver rich and reliable 360-degree experiences to viewers anywhere.”

Haivision’s KB series of internet media encoders provides multiple options for live event streaming, helping deliver the highest quality live video to global Internet audiences. KB encoders are available as small form factor portable appliances or server configurations for HD or 4K streaming.

At Inter BEE 2017, Haivision’s partner Paltek Corporation will showcase the Panasonic 360-degree Live Camera (AW-360C10, AW-360B10) and the Haivision KB 4K encoder in hall 8, booth #8401.

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. Learn more at haivision.com.

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