Haivision upgrades Instream Mobile fast video player

Michelle Clancy | 27-11-2013

Haivision has released the latest version of InStream Mobile, bringing iPad, iPhone and Android viewers a fast video player for live, high definition video streaming.

The company said it supports end-to-end latency of less than 500 milliseconds for 1080p video when coupled with Haivision's Makito X HD H.264 encoder, so InStream Mobile is aimed at enterprise applications that require live collaboration, support mission critical decisions or rely on an in-context viewing experience. In contrast, typical mobile streaming solutions are subject to a ten to 60-second delay.

Based on industry standards, supporting both Transport Stream multicast and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), InStream Mobile gives users access to local performance streams as well as those available on the Internet. Local multicast transport streams do not need to be transcoded, resized or converted to HLS, so InStream Mobile can be instantly deployed within current enterprise workflows.

It also supports a central channel guide file so the channel list for all users can quickly be established and changed, further easing deployment and media control.

"Haivision is focused on end-to-end performance," said Peter Maag, CMO of Haivision. "We made InStream Mobile freely available to the market so that power users and integrators could exercise their IP video systems towards the toughest media challenges."

He added: "Paired with the Makito X encoder, mobile users can enjoy the lowest latency and highest quality video with an uninterrupted viewing experience."