Haivision announces latest version of Viper streaming tool

Haivision has announced availability of Viper 1.1, the latest version of its tool for distributed multistream content recording, streaming, and publishing.

The appliance combines dual-channel HD encoding, low-latency secure streaming, video on demand, and a contextual multichannel record-review-publish workflow within a single chassis.

Haivision has also introduced the Viper VF, a companion to the Furnace IP video distribution system, tailored to installations where many rooms need the ability to record independently and then publish the assets to a central video-on-demand system.

Viper is suitable for capturing, streaming, and publishing events relying on multimedia sources — such as lectures that include both the instructor and an interactive computer display, corporate presentations combining a podium shot with rich media presentations, or medical skills labs or procedure rooms with multiple camera angles or sources.

It streams and records two real-time, full-frame-rate, HD H.264 streams containing either HD video or computer graphics content. The multistream content can be streamed and recorded simultaneously, and accessed securely through Haivision's, browser-independent InStream player.

Viper appliances enable users to set up multichannel sessions, initiate simultaneous streaming and recording, and make content available automatically for on-demand viewing. Remote viewers can watch live multistream HD content simply by clicking a Web link and launching the "zero-install" InStream player.

With Viper VF for distributed multistream recording, users can record, review, and publish content, leveraging a centralised Furnace video-on-demand system. Users can also assign media rights for each Viper via the central Furnace conditional access administration.

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