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HaiVision and Wowza team to deliver World’s Fastest Flash HD H.264 Live Content Delivery


March 26, 2008 - HaiVision Systems Inc. (Montreal, Canada), the world’s leading vendor of performance H.264 network video encoders, and Wowza Media Systems, an emerging leader in streaming media server software, have cooperated to integrate HaiVision’s MAKO-HD “zero latency” high definition H.264 encoder with the award-winning Wowza Media Server™ Pro platform to deliver the world’s fastest live Flash® HD H.264 content delivery.

HaiVision’s MAKO-HD encoding platform delivers industry standard H.264 high-definition video with an astonishing 70 milliseconds of latency. The MAKO-HD supports 720p, 1080i, and 1080p at bit rates from 256 kbps to 10 Mbps. Wowza Media Server Pro, with is exclusive capability to support RTP-based encoders, redistributes the high-definition video stream into the RTMP-based Flash environment with minimal additional latency. End-to-end latency using this infrastructure can be as low as 400 milliseconds.

“The development is dramatic in that it shows the ubiquity of H.264-based video. HaiVision’s low latency systems are used extensively for interactive broadcast and telepresence systems,” explains Peter Maag, HaiVision’s VP of Marketing. “Now our clients can seamlessly incorporate large scale Flash distribution without the pain of re-encoding. Broadcasters can take advantage low latency live content delivery for time-critical live events such as sports, news, and election coverage.”

“In supporting H.264 video, Wowza Pro takes full advantage of standards-based, performance-oriented encoder appliances such as HaiVision’s MAKO-HD,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO & Co-Founder, Wowza Media Systems. “The development completely opens up the content delivery market to easy integration of live event streaming.”

HaiVision’s H.264 codecs (including the hai1000 with MAKO-HD technology and the standard definition TASMAN) are compatible with low-cost set top boxes, video conferencing endpoints, soft players including HaiVision’s haiPLAY and Apple’s QuickTime, and now the ubiquitous Flash media environment.

Plan to see the Fastest Flash using MAKO-HD and Wowza Media Server at NAB: HaiVision booth SU11626 and Wowza booth C552.

For complete information on the MAKO-HD and hai1000 products, please visit HaiVision’s download center at http://www.haivision.com/account/downloads/.

About HaiVision Systems Inc.
HaiVision is the world’s leading developer of performance video encoders and codec systems. HaiVision produces the lowest latency and highest quality standard definition and high definition video H.264 compression systems available. HaiVision’s multi-stream systems are widely deployed as integrated within telepresence systems available from leading global vendors. HaiVision’s systems are used in the most critical medical installations for video communications and transmission within hospital campuses and across countries. The most progressive educational institutions also use HaiVision technology for distance education – continuous presence network video systems linking specialized teachers with students throughout K-12 and higher education systems.

About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, a software company headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a developer of interactive streaming media server software. Its flagship product, Wowza Media Server Pro, features an innovative server architecture that delivers unmatched performance, functionality, and scalability at a total cost of ownership up to 75% less than the leading alternative, Adobe Flash Media Server. Wowza Media Server Pro enables customers like Macy’s, Thomson Learning, and Julius Blum GmbH to deliver interactive and entertaining Flash applications and content, including video on demand, live video distribution, video recording, and chat. It is finding application in a broad range of industries, including entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce. For more information, visit Wowza Media Systems at www.wowzamedia.com.

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About Techex
Techex is an industry leading distributor of video transmission technology with operations and associate companies in the UK, Spain, USA, Hong Kong and South America. Having specialised in graphics and video since 1972 Techex occupies a unique position in the digital media market representing cutting edge technology companies such as Exterity, Video Furnace, Haivision, T-VIPS, Optibase, Integral Technologies, Viewcast and Winnov among others. With sister operations that also specialize in value added distribution, system integration, project management, consultancy and e-commerce, few if any other company can offer both suppliers and clients the broad range of products and services that Techex has done successfully for the last 36 years. www.techex.co.uk.

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