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Haivision Introduces Latest Version of Haivision Media Platform with New Features to Reach Employees Anywhere

Live Multi-Site Distribution Capabilities Now Extended to Securely Reach Employees Working from Home with Microsoft Stream

Montreal, Canada(13 May 2020)

Haivision, a leader in video streaming solutions, today announced the latest version of the Haivision Media Platform for secure, multi-site live video distribution for streaming enterprise video content including all-hands webinars and IPTV to employees anywhere inside and outside the corporate firewall. 

The latest version addresses a key challenge as enterprise communications teams seek to scale their video delivery capabilities from focusing on inside the corporate network to securely extending their reach to surging numbers of employees who are working remotely and who need access to content across the public internet. 

“Enterprises worldwide are adapting their video delivery workflows to ensure that all their employees, no matter where they are located, are able to receive live video addresses from leadership,” said Brian Henry, SVP Defense and Enterprise Sales Americas, Haivision. “With new support for embedded video players from platforms such as Microsoft Stream, Haivision Media Platform ensures that enterprise viewers anywhere have a secure, high-quality video experience across web, mobile devices and even set-top boxes.” 

Haivision Media Platform now provides administrators with a flexible approach to how they build their network topology. Haivision Media Platform’s enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) makes it possible to efficiently deliver live content and IPTV to internal screens across office locations. The integration of a scalable CDN-based service, such as Microsoft Stream, enables remote audiences to watch reliably from anywhere. Regardless of how the content is delivered, all authenticated users access the streams securely through the Haivision Media Platform portal or associated Haivision Play apps on mobile devices or set-top boxes. 

“A core tenet of Microsoft Stream is delivering live events, such as company meetings and CEO updates, to employees wherever they are – working remotely from home, in an office, or on the go,” said Chris Knowlton, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corp. “The ability to combine Stream playback with Haivision Media Platform provides added flexibility for enterprises that need to deliver live video to large numbers of remote employees while also distributing it efficiently behind the corporate firewall.” 

Key new features of Haivision Media Platform include: 

  • External Session Player Support  Embed third-party video players such as Microsoft Stream within live sessions for playback directly in the Haivision Media Platform user interface to efficiently reach employees working from home or remotely. 
  • Source Location Filtering  Allows administrators to limit what content is available based on a viewer’s location. This is important when adhering to IPTV distribution agreements for multi-location organizations, or for enabling CDN-based delivery to employees outside the firewall. 
  • Simplified User Experience – Manage and simplify the HMP user experience with role definitions that specify which toolbar menu items are available to different user types. 

About Haivision 

Haivision is the leader in live video streaming technologies, providing more than 25,000 organizations globally with video solutions that help them stream broadcast-quality, low-latency video from anywhere. Founded in 2004, Haivision is a privately held company with headquarters in Montreal and Chicago, and regional offices located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. To help solve the world’s most difficult video streaming challenges, Haivision open sourced its award winning SRT low latency video streaming protocol in 2017 and founded the SRT Alliance, which now has over 350 industry leading companies supporting this new standard. Awarded an Emmy® for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Haivision is also recognized as one of the most influential companies in video by Streaming Media and one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. Learn more at haivision.com.