21.12.09

HaiVision replaces University video network

North Carolina (NC) State University has replaced its CATV system with a Video Furnace end-to-end video-over-IP solution from HaiVision Network Video. The system will deliver video to the university’s academic and administrative buildings as well as supporting livecast of on-campus events to overflow areas.

NC State used the Video Furnace technology on short notice to support the visit from Barack Obama at Reynolds Coliseum during the North Carolina primary. With an hour's notice they set up a large screen display and six displays scattered around the floor with no coax cable. By configuring the network accordingly and using set-top boxes and mini switches, they were able to live stream the event for the international community.

HaiVision's Video Furnace System provides a secure system for encoding and distributing live video to computers and set-top boxes; for creating scheduled playback channels for enterprise TV and signage; for accessing course reserve material; and for recording content and delivering video on demand. Within this turnkey system, the Furnace Portal Server controls the direct and secure distribution of video to both the "zero footprint" InStream player and the Stingray set-top box. The Furnace Playback Manager supports scheduled channels for IP video broadcast and signage. Integrated conditional access provides the university with management and control over viewing activities and privileges.

Through a series of pilot projects, NC State is using HaiVision technology to bring video into more than 30 academic and administrative buildings, with plans to deliver video to upwards of 100 such buildings, and approximately 100 television channels into student dormitories.

Future prospects for HaiVision include its use for video delivery to public displays, IPTV delivery of the student media department's "Wolf TV" channel, VOD bringing specific content to the classroom, and interactive video and capture for the university's College of Veterinary Medicine.