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Welcome to the documentation for Kraken™ Series – Real-time Stream Optimization for ISR Communications. Kraken is a comprehensive software-based encoding, transcoding, and stream routing platform that aggregates feeds and optimizes transport of live Full Motion Video (FMV) and metadata. Kraken has evolved and developed to address the challenges inherent to many ISR video distribution topologies.

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Available Documentation



Important Notice

Includes default credentials and package contents. Postcard shipped with the appliance or available on the Haivision Support Portal.

Provide the steps to install and connect the applicable hardware server or appliance, cloud instance, or virtual machine instance and get started.
Kraken OVA Deployment GuideProvides the steps to deploy Kraken within a virtual environment from an Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) file.
User's Guide

Explains how to configure and manage Kraken to transcode live HD video, using the Web interface. It also includes system administration tasks.

Kraken API v2.0 Integrator's Guide

Technical reference for creating your own interface or integrating into an existing application.


Kraken REST API v1.0 has been deprecated and replaced by REST API v2.0.

Release NotesLists fixes between versions, as well as known issues. Only available on the Haivision Support Portal.
Related Documents
SRT Deployment GuideDescribes the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol and how it is configured and used between all supported Haivision devices.

Using the Console UI with Haivision Hardware

Explains how to use the console user interface (UI) to perform basic system administration tasks and network tests on Haivision hardware devices.

Kraken Series Datasheet

Includes an overview of Kraken features and licensing/ordering information. Available by request at

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