Haivision wins Qatari video delivery project

Northwestern Uni uses Furnace to share video with US sister campus.
Furnace enables exchange of video between campuses on different continents.
Furnace enables exchange of video between campuses on different continents.


Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) is using Haivision Network Video’s Furnace IP video delivery system to enable sharing of student-created content with the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Illinois.

It is also using the Haivision Furnace system to simplify delivery of university-branded content to 35 public displays across the Doha campus.

“Haivision’s Furnace system offers our campus enormous value by enabling flexible delivery of high-quality video with remarkably low setup and maintenance requirements,” said David Carr, chief information officer, Northwestern University in Qatar.

“Media plays a large role in a Northwestern education, and Haivision's Furnace is our primary video distribution tool.

“Its performance, including support for video up to 1080p, is key for us as we continue to refine our facilities and course offerings. For students working in production, it's important that the quality of content not be diminished in any way, and Haivision's Furnace system can assure this quality.”

The program channel runs through Haivision's Furnace system, equipped with Haivision Makito HD H.264 encoders, and connects the Doha and Evanston campuses.

The content that Doha-based students produce is shared with students at the Evanston campus, and vice versa, via the program channel, delivered with Haivision’s Bridge Receive and Bridge Transmit systems.

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