Streaming Media Reader's Choice Award 2016

To Our Incredible Customers: Thank You!

With more than 280 nominees, Haivision brings home not one but two Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards! This year, the ENTIRE Makito X H.264/HEVC Encoder Series receives the award for best Encoding Hardware (Live). Additionally, Haivision’s small form factor appliance, the KB Mini, also wins BIG for best Portable Live Streaming Appliance.

Winning the award for best Live Encoding Hardware is the Makito X series. Our entire family of HEVC and H.264 video encoders transport secure, low latency, HD video over any network at extremely low bitrates.

Best Encoding Hardware (Live)

Haivision’s renowned Makito X H.264 encoder transports secure, low latency, HD video over any network at extremely low bitrates. Ideal for live, interactive and headend applications. The Makito X HEVC video encoder, extends on the award-winning Makito X H.264 capabilities with dual-channel HEVC encoding and increasing the quality and efficiency of IP video streaming. Makito X HEVC is the ideal encoder for broadcasters and defense organizations for live, interactive and bandwidth constrained backhaul and distribution applications. With up to 250GB of internal or removable solid state storage options, the Makito X with Storage makes it possible to stream live, HD video at the lowest bit rates for bandwidth constrained applications, while recording hundreds of hours of HD video directly on the encoder. Check out how South Dakota Public Broadcasting uses Makito X with Storage as a safeguard while streaming Open Meetings.

   Best Portable Live Streaming ApplianceHaivision’s ultra-compact and portable all-in-one HEVC live encoder/transcoder, the KB Mini, brings home the second award with Best Portable Live Streaming Appliance (More than $7,000).

The KB Mini is the ideal solution for live event streaming from anywhere with an internet connection. It takes advantage of both HD adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming workflows and bandwidth efficient HD HEVC workflows, saving up to 50 percent on required bandwidth. It also supports Haivision’s SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol enabling delivery of video streams over public internet connections. 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.

What is the Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards, you ask?

Only the most prestigious honour in the online video industry! This year, Streaming Media had over 3,000 voters and received nearly 34,000 votes in total. The Haivision Team is so grateful for all of your support and votes. Without your participation, we would not be where we are.

From the Haivision Team, Thank you!

To learn more about Haivision’s Makito X H.264/HEVC Encoder Series and KB Mini HEVC Encoder/Transcoder visit the Haivision website or contact us for a demo.

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