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HaiVision Appoints Mahmoud J. Al-Daccak as Senior Vice President of Engineering

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Sept. 2, 2009 — HaiVision Network Video today announced the appointment of Mahmoud J. Al-Daccak as the company’s new senior vice president of engineering. In this role at HaiVision, Al-Daccak will drive ongoing technology strategy and oversee product and solutions development for the company and its clients. He joins HaiVision with more than 21 years of product development and senior technology management experience.

“HaiVision is at the forefront of providing powerful solutions for cost-effective distribution of high-quality media, and this is a very exciting time to be joining the company,” said Al-Daccak. “I look forward to working with the very committed and enthusiastic HaiVision team to leverage the company’s momentum toward further growth and innovation.”

Al-Daccak most recently served as vice president of engineering and then as chief technology officer at MaxT Systems, a developer of high-performance video infrastructure and remote editing applications. While at MaxT, he rebuilt the engineering team, overhauled the company’s technology direction, and participated in the strategic planning and fundraising that culminated in the acquisition of the company.

Al-Daccak earlier held the roles of chief technology officer of ZipLocal, COO and co-founder of Polyester Media, and vice president of product development at Discreet, a division of Autodesk. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Montréal, Québec.

“Mahmoud has extensive high-level experience in the development and delivery of real-time video and media management tools for a range of applications and industries,” said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of HaiVision Network Video. “With proven leadership skills and expertise in engineering advanced media distribution solutions, he has much to contribute toward the company’s continued success.”

Complete information on HaiVision products, including recent case studies and application notes, is available at www.haivision.com/account/downloads.

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About HaiVision Network Video
Based in Montreal and Chicago, 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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