Discover: Haivision

Published On: 12 April 2021

Zest Technologies Partner - HaivisionIf you’re in need of mission-critical, real-time video streaming and networking solutions, then we’d like you to meet Haivision.

Awarded an Emmy® for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Haivision’s connected cloud and intelligent-edge technologies enable you to engage your audiences, enhance collaboration, and support your decision making. Providing high-quality, low-latency, secure and reliable live video, their highly integrated suite of software, hardware and services act as a key part of your video infrastructure allowing you to efficiently contribute, distribute and deliver high-quality, real-time video securely to any device at a global scale.

Haivisions’ solutions give you complete control over your remote video productions capabilities and help you manage the growing needs of decentralised, remote workforces while still captivating your global audiences with real-time video.

They are the original inventor of the widely adopted SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) low-latency video streaming protocol, initially developed to optimise streaming performance across unpredictable networks. Haivision open sourced this award-winning protocol and founded the SRT Alliance to support its adoption. SRT quickly became a widely adopted standard endorsed by over 450 companies, including top names in broadcast and cloud technologies, and is now a critical technology for cloud-based live video workflows and connectivity.

Founded in 2004 by Haivision Chairman, President and CEO, Miroslav (Mirko) Wicha, Haivision is headquartered in Montreal and Chicago, with offices, sales, and support located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Their award-winning Makito line of compact encoding and decoding products has continued to advance through multiple generations of video codec improvements. They are currently offering their next generation of H.265 (HEVC) supporting 4K HEVC and HD 264 live video encoding for low latency streaming over IP.

In 2014, Haivision launched their cloud-based managed services offering — Haivision Video Cloud — a full video content management platform that accommodates broadcasting live events to connected audiences around the world, as well as publishing on-demand video across internal portals, company websites and mobile applications.

In 2019, they introduced Haivision Hub, a cloud routing SaaS for routing low-latency, secure and reliable media for video contribution, production and distribution workflows.

Haivision continues to fuel the future of IP video transformation, setting the direction for others to follow.