WFX Chooses KulaByte™ Encoders and HyperStream™ Concierge Services to Stream WFX 2012 Live to Internet Viewers
MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Sept. 19, 2012 — Haivision, a global leader in advanced video networking and IP video distribution solutions, announced today that its KulaByte™ Internet encoder/transcoder technology and HyperStream™ Internet media delivery services is enabling live streaming of WFX Live, a feature of the Worship Facilities Conference and Expo 2012 (WFX 2012) being held in Atlanta today through Sept. 21. Additionally, Haivision is exhibiting its new live streaming solutions for the house of worship market at the event.
Beginning today, Haivision will provide live streams of all WFX Live content. This includes a continuous stream of the show floor from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT as well as live coverage of all keynote sessions and educational presentations to viewers on multiple platforms and devices.
“We are glad to have Haivision as the provider of our live streaming technology again this year,” said Alexandra Kiefer, conference director of EH Events, producer of WFX. “The high quality and broad accessibility of last year’s live streaming made a very positive and lasting impression on our audience. This year’s online viewers will have the same opportunity to watch show proceedings, educational presentations, panel discussions, and have the ability to interact with presenters during Q&A periods. We feel that this type of highly interactive experience will be a great introduction into how live streaming can support houses of worship by engaging their community and expanding their audience.”
To stream the event, Haivision KulaByte encoders will make efficient use of uplink bandwidth from WFX feeds by combining the highest quality compression with stable stream outputs. Within the cloud, HyperStream will then transcode WFX streams into multiple bit rates and formats such as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), Dynamic RTMP, and HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) for viewing on the WFX 2012 website. Content will be available to users on desktop and laptop computers running Flash®, Android™ mobile devices, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, and set-top boxes such as the Roku® streaming player.
“Our live streaming demonstration at WFX 2012 is similar to the many high quality, costeffective solutions that we provide to churches around the world,” said Peter Maag, CMO at Haivision. “It is a great opportunity for conference attendees and offsite viewers to experience the simplicity and power of today’s live streaming solutions for the house of worship marketplace.”
In addition to demonstrating its KulaByte encoder/transcoder and HyperStream services at WFX 2012, Haivision is exhibiting Makito™ — the hugely popular H.264 1080p60 encoder appliance with incredible 55 millisecond performance; the Furnace™ IP video system that provides complete end-to-end infrastructure for delivering secure video to every desktop and display; and Mako™ — the high-performance, low-latency encoder/decoder designed for connecting boardrooms, house of worship campuses, and other types of facilities.
Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide.
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