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Haivision Celebrates 5,000th Makito Sale

It was all smiles and birthday cake at Haivision on Monday to celebrate the sale of the firm’s 5,000th Makito. The H.264 HD encoder-decoder allows fluid transmission of HD video over the Internet.

Speaking at the press conference, Haivision Executive Vice President Peter Maag detailed a newly announced collaboration with Zixi, whose technology is now built into Makito units. Among other things, said Maag, combined Makito/Zixi technology is being used by several clients for ENG newsgathering — primarily on remotes that lack ready access to traditional satellite or network services.

New for the NAB Show are the Kraken Enterprise and Kraken ISR low-latency, realtime transcoding systems. Maag said both formats provide a solution for getting live media content to any and all users at any time — and across multiple platforms.

The Enterprise is geared to large IP streams and converts them for mobile devices, PCs, or set-top boxes. The ISR is configured more for non-broadcast venues such as military intelligence, surveillance and MISPcompliant metadata applications.

Haivision also is showing its digital signage products, notably CoolSign Kodak Pulse, where content is controlled from a central location via WiFi.