Miami University is using HaiVision’s Video Furnace System to deliver live television channels and video on demand to students and professors across its main and the university’s Voice of America Learning Center. This system allows Miami University to use its existing IP network to deliver high-quality video to desktops and laptops with a high degree of flexibility and minimal maintenance.
The University can now offer resources that improve the student experience and facilitate the learning process. The HaiVision system has made a dramatic improvement in the lives of professors and students who can benefit from the speed and efficiency of the system, as well as from the look and feel of the interface.
By integrating Video Furnace into their teaching environment, Miami University allows professors in the classroom to access video on demand and to use common control functions to stop or pause video for discussion. Links to on-demand media are offered to students through the university’s Blackboard system. Students can access assigned video via their computers and laptops using the InStream player’s intuitive interface to control video playback. Integrated into the Video Furnace System, this “zero footprint” player makes access available on any computer, regardless of platform, without loading or updating software.
As a state institution, the university will be investigating using its Video Furnace System to share media assets with peer institutions — K-12 schools as well as other post-secondary institutions — across the statewide network.

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About Miami University
Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati, with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and a European Center in Luxembourg. With 14,488 undergraduates and 1,812 graduate students on the Oxford campus, Miami effectively combines a wide range of academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. The university’s residential programs involve students in life-enhancing activities that build leadership, character, and lifelong friendships. More information is available at www.miami.muohio.edu.
About HaiVision Network Video
Based in Montreal, Quebec, and Chicago, Ill., HaiVision Network Video is a private company and a world leader in delivering the most advanced video networking technology and IPTV solutions. HaiVision’s products are deployed worldwide within the foremost Fortune 100 companies, in the most rigorous military and defense applications, in healthcare facilities for video collaboration and training, for education and remote learning, in interactive broadcast applications, in IPTV applications, and within the world’s leading TelePresence suites. HaiVision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide.
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HaiVision Contact:
Peter Maag
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HaiVision Network Video
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Wall Street Communications
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