Microsoft Stream Enables Haivision Encoders for Live Event Streaming

Haivision announced that the company’s portfolio of professional-grade encoders can now be leveraged with Microsoft Stream to provide customers with broadcast-quality live event streaming.

Microsoft Stream, the intelligent video service in Microsoft 365, recently introduced new live event capabilities to further engage corporate audiences. One way this feature empowers organizations is to enable executives to connect and communicate visually with employees around the globe with live streamed company-wide events. By delivering broadcast-quality live HD video into Microsoft Stream, Haivision’s high performance Makito X encoders and KB Series internet streaming encoders help ensure C-level executives look and sound their very best to employees watching across the globe.

From the Microsoft Stream interface, Haivision customers can easily select the Haivision encoder option and take advantage of presets that configure for the best results and allow users to start streaming live events quickly from any location. Haivision’s Makito X encoders provide ultra-low latency, high-quality HD video encoding within compact, portable appliances. Haivision’s KB encoders deliver the highest quality video streaming within compact, portable appliances (KB Mini, KB Max) or as rackmountable enterprise-grade servers.

“Large live events, such as company all hands or town hall broadcasts, can involve a studio production with multiple cameras, microphones, and content sources and these events benefit from high-quality live encoders,” says Vishal Sood, partner group program manager, Microsoft. “When used with Microsoft Stream, Haivision encoders can help customers power their live events and reach their employees successfully.”

“The enterprise-grade Makito X and KB Series of encoders are a perfect match to Microsoft Stream for live events — easy to set up and easy to provision, with broadcast quality that is ideal for corporate and professional video webcasts,” says Sylvio Jelovcich, vice president of global alliances, Haivision. “Our work with Microsoft Stream and Microsoft 365 will help make it easier for customers to securely and reliably stream live events and connect more effectively with employees and internal audiences across their organization.”

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