Haivision has released the latest version of InStream Mobile, bringing iPad, iPhone, and Android viewers the fastest video player for live, high definition video streaming, the company claims. The player supports end-to-end latency of less than 500 milliseconds for 1080p60 video when coupled with Haivision’s Makito X HD H.264 encoder.
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. InStream Mobile also supports a central channel guide file so the channel list for all users can quickly be established and changed.
“Haivision is focussed on end-to-end performance. 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,” said Peter Maag, CMO of Haivision. “Paired with the Makito X encoder, mobile users can enjoy the lowest latency and highest quality video with an uninterrupted viewing experience.”
Other features of InStream Mobile include Forward Error Correction, to accommodate wireless network packet loss and minimise stream interruption; TalkBack, to allow single viewers to engage in direct conversations with personnel at remote endpoints; multitrack audio and stream statistics.