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Configuring Locations

When setting up Haivision Media Platform, administrators can define additional site locations (for example, satellite offices). The purpose is to define networks on which users reside to route users through the closest location and to limit the distribution of videos based on a user's location. Locations are typically used to set up HMP-Media Gateway pairings. The goal is to set up locations to "push" video as close as possible to users (at remote locations), using standard network definitions to identify the user location and the closest streaming device (i.e., Media Gateway) location.

For multi-site live distribution, select the gateways that will deliver video to the location. Each location can have up to 15 gateways.


  • You must be licensed for Multi-site eCDN to add more than two locations.
  • For more information on HMP-Media Gateway pairing, see Pairing Media Gateways to HMP.
  • All Media Gateways within the same HMP location must be configured with valid certificates to prevent unpredictable viewing behaviors with HLS streams.

Multicast Playback

If licensed on your system, HMP delivers multicast outputs from Media Gateways directly to browsers running on users' desktops (PC/Mac) when the network supports multicast (MPEG2-TS). To set up multicast support, simply configure each HMP location with one or more ranges of multicast addresses. HMP then provides these addresses to the location's Media Gateway to use for multicast outputs for each of its HMP routes. You can also enable or disable AES encryption and FEC on the multicast outputs for each location.


To configure browser-based multicast using Media Gateway, the Haivision Helper application must be installed on each user's computer. For more information, see Multicast Support via Haivision Helper and Multicast Agent.

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