Haivision, a market player in enterprise video and streaming solutions, has announced the availability of Network Adaptive Encoding on the Makito X series of HEVC and H.264 encoders.
Available as a firmware upgrade for any Makito X encoder, Network Adaptive Encoding dynamically adjusts the video bitrate when available bandwidth fluctuates. Leveraging Haivision’s Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) low latency streaming protocol, changes in the network capacity are detected and relayed to the encoding engine. If the bandwidth drops below levels that can support the preset output bandwidth, the bitrate is reduced to levels that will assure the best video is transmitted. If the SRT protocol detects that bandwidth capacity is restored, the encoding engine will increase the video bitrate to maximize video quality.
“Network Adaptive Encoding was considered within the very first design proposals of SRT,” said Peter Maag, CMO of Haivision. “This is the first time we are attaching the intelligence of SRT deep into our endpoints to assure continuous low latency video streaming. With Network Adaptive Encoding, if your bandwidth chokes, your stream keeps going. It helps you plan for the best because we have already prepared for the worst.”