19.08.10

Haivision stokes Furnace

AUTHOR: Inavate

Haivision will show off Furnace 5.6, a solution for end-to-end HD H.264 video-over-IP distribution, at IBC2010 in Amsterdam.

The upgrade includes a redesigned interface as well as an integrated Conditional Access (CA) Module.

The Conditional Access Portal offers users a built-in authentication portal for a direct interface with customer LDAP/Active Directory database; the ability for customers to brand their CA portal; the ability to assign rights and privileges for live streams, playback channels and VoD assets; as well as VF administrative tools such as recording and client control. The new portal also integrates with the Stingray set-top box.

The powerful integrated solution continues to support the Makito HD H.264 encoder to manage and distribute live video to computers and set-top boxes, to create scheduled playback channels for enterprise TV and signage, and to record content and deliver video-on-demand. The Furnace Portal Server controls the direct and secure distribution of SD and HD H.264 video to both the InStream player and the Stingray set-top box. The Furnace Playback Manager supports scheduled channels for IP video broadcast and signage, and the Furnace Media Server leverages the efficiencies of H.264 to enable HD video-on-demand.

Furnace 5.6 offers network video recording (NVR) functionalities including API-enabled management by third-party systems; ad-hoc recording and pause/resume recording; bookmark insertion with annotations; and publishing. In addition to these operational features, the system also introduces Multi-Stream viewing enhancements, a live closed-captioning trigger, and additional security functions.