Haivision, leading provider of the most advanced video networking, digital signage, and IP video distribution solutions, today announced that both Joseph Gaucher, chief technology officer, and Peter Maag, executive vice president, will present at the 2011 NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC). During the "Mission Critical IT for Broadcast" session scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 11, Gaucher will present "Wireless HD Secure Streaming Media Application and Case Study." At 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, during the BEC Technology Luncheon, Maag will present "Leveraging Advanced Video Encoding to Enrich Distance Education."
Gaucher's presentation will discuss the opportunities and challenges of using IP networks to deliver multicast live HD video content to mobile laptops, smart phones, and tablets. He will focus on how this can be managed securely across an enterprise or organization while addressing content rights, as well as privacy and confidentiality obligations. In particular, Gaucher will use a case study of a university implementing campus-wide live HD video multicasting to highlight the type of wireless infrastructure and head-end server technology needed to support this application. He will also examine the multiple format requirements that must be met to accommodate a variety of mobile media consumption devices.
Maag's presentation will address how live two-way video in distance education settings enables students at both a primary hub and at remote sites to interact and engage with professors, peers, and high-value presenters. His discussion will also touch on low latency to "true-to-life" communications, as well as factors that determine latency and encoding technologies that can be employed to deliver superior video quality with less bandwidth and minimal delay.
Gaucher has more than 40 years of technology leadership and is a renowned expert in the IP video market. He founded Video Furnace in 2002 and earlier was CTO of ClearBand LLC, a streaming media provider. Before that, Gaucher was with Viacom New Media, where he served as vice president of technology. He led the development of the world's first commercial application to leverage full-motion video technology in a video game.
Maag has more than 20 years of experience in international business development, sales, marketing, and strategic partner development. Prior to joining Haivision, he served as vice president at Hyperchip (telecommunications sector) and at Discreet Logic (multimedia/broadcast sector), developing top-level strategic alliances and channel/OEM partnerships.