Haivision Debuts Cloud-Networking Service Haivision Hub

Haivision Hub, a global video networking service, is now generally available and being used by Eurovision Sport, Microsoft Studios, Times Network, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, NOMOBO, and HBS.

Haivision Hub is described as a video networking service offering an on-demand, agile solution for securely transporting live IP video contribution feeds from encoders at event locations to production resources on-premise or in the cloud.

"[It] allows us to simply and easily get many live streams from the sessions at our event venues to our production center without the hassle of programming each individual workflow manually,” said Jeff Tyler, Digital Media Experience Manager at Microsoft. “This saves us a tremendous amount of time and virtually eliminates errors."

"Haivision Hub is a critical part of our cloud video workflow enabling our clients to easily stream from any government venue to our CDN using software they are already familiar with," commented Kent Osborne, Director of Digital Engineering at The South Dakota Network and South Dakota Public Broadcasting. “The speed and ease of getting Haivision Hub up and running was just what we needed to fill an important mission in unprecedented times.”

The solution allows users to spin up new routes globally within seconds for transporting live video from event locations to productions anywhere. At the heart of the workflow are ‘Hublets’, “the building blocks of Hub cloud routes”. With Hublets, users specify regions and settings, connect inputs to outputs, and Haivision Hub takes care of provisioning the cloud resources needed to start routing live video.

Haivision Hub can be paired with a Makito X and X4 video encoders enabling integrated edge-to-edge device or edge-to-cloud routes. Once paired, users can configure the connected Hub edge devices to control settings such as video codec, bitrate, encoding profile, color precision, as well as select video/audio inputs.

Users can leverage the Real-Time Transcoding Hublet for optimizing network bandwidth and providing compatibility with downstream workflows. The RTT Hublet, powered by Haivision’s Kraken real-time transcoding technology, supports transcoding between HEVC and H.264, trans-rating, frame-rate conversion, and more.

With Hublet Preset Creator system administrators can leverage the Preset Creator to configure and save settings for paired Hub edge devices and transcoding Hublets. With presets, users can quickly include configured Hublets when building routes, without having to worry about setting encoding or transcoding parameters. 

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