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Haivision Appoints Andy Vaughan Vice President U.S. Federal Sales, Expands Team to Meet Growth Demands

Success of Piranha(TM) and Makito(TM) Air Encoders for Video and Metadata, Combined With Furnace IPTV and CoolSign Digital Signage, Leads Haivision to Grow Dramatically in U.S. Federal Market

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Dec. 8, 2010 — Haivision, the leading provider of end-to-end IP video and digital signage solutions, today announced the appointment of Andy Vaughan as vice president of U.S. federal sales. In addition, Haivision has doubled its federal team recently to address the growing demands for performance video with metadata encoding technology, IP video distribution systems, and digital signage solutions. Haivision U.S. federal sales have grown more than 90 percent annually over the past two years as a result of increased federal requirements for performance video solutions.

“Haivision is providing the highest performance technology for U.S. federal IP video applications,” said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of Haivision Network Video. “We realize the critical nature of supporting troops with intelligent video that is delivered securely and without delay. Our organization is committed to this challenge and to developing related tactical technologies.”

In addition to promoting Vaughan to vice president, Haivision also named Eunice Zachry Hill as the sales director for U.S. Navy, Joint Forces, and civilian accounts; Tommy L. Coleman as the sales director for the U.S. Air Force and defense intelligence; and Alex Beck as a systems engineer. They join Haivision’s current federal team, which has further open positions.

Haivision has deployed its Piranha(TM) low-latency H.264 encoder technology extensively to backhaul and distribute video with metadata from manned and unmanned airborne vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones). For airborne applications, Haivision has also introduced a ruggedized version of its Makito(TM) technology, the Makito AIR(TM), which delivers H.264 HD video (to 1080p60) with metadata with remarkable encoding performance of fewer than 70 milliseconds. Haivision also offers its Furnace(TM) IP video system for secure delivery of live and recorded video and, more recently, its CoolSign digital signage solution.

“Our newest personnel round out our experienced federal team, allowing Haivision to focus on the specific needs of each major federal segment,” said Vaughan. “Our new team members bring extensive commercial and technical expertise along with expanded security clearance.”

Complete information on Haivision products, including recent case studies and application notes, is available within the download center at www.haivision.com.

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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 and intelligent IP video networking and digital signage technology. Haivision’s products are deployed worldwide within the foremost Fortune 100 companies; in the most rigorous military and defense applications; in state-of-the-art healthcare facilities for video collaboration and training; in highly renowned educational institutions for IPTV, teaching, and signage; in the most efficient interactive broadcast 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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