HaiVision and Masergy Simplify High Quality Video Solutions for Systems Integrators

HaiVision and Masergy Simplify High Quality Video Solutions for Systems Integrators

HaiVision Systems Inc. (Montreal, Canada) is pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement with Masergy Communications Inc.

April 10, 2006 – HaiVision Systems Inc. (Montreal, Canada) – HaiVision Systems Inc. (Montreal, Canada) is pleased to announce a joint marketing agreement with Masergy Communications Inc. enabling systems integrators to offer comprehensive solutions for long distance video networking. The pinnacle of such applications is “extreme conferencing”
– the provisioning of high quality, low latency broadband connections in conjunction with high performance multi-stream network video systems creating advanced collaboration suite environments. The resulting user experience is a dramatic departure from traditional video conferencing.

HaiVision is the industry leader in providing high performance video encoding and decoding systems for interactive boardroom communications.Masergyis the industry leader in providing video specific, absolute QoS IP network solutions globally. The formula for high performance video collaboration — a quantum step beyond traditional videoconferencing — includes the best codec systems and the most reliable QoS sensitive broadband network,combined with audio visual systems and room design expertise of leading audio visual systems integrators.

The most prevalent trend in the audio visual industry is the provision of seamless collaboration systems based on interactive video streaming.Without relyingon MCUs, or being hinderedby quad-split sessions, these interactive communication systems deliver the highest quality AV from one point to the other, free of the transmission delays or poor picture quality associated with traditional videoconferencing systems. Point-to-point sessions involve simple, bi-directional provisioning of low latency and high quality network video streams. Multi-point sessions are accommodated by mapping a source camera onto dedicated monitors at each receiving location — every participant is represented on his or her own display.Using IP unicast and multicast technology, the network becomes the AV router, without any distance limitations.

Masergyprovides a premium grade of IP bandwidth specifically engineered to deliver consistent performance of real-time (low latency) video with true TV quality at all times and under all network conditions.Masergyeasily accommodates dedicated and secure network connectivity for video systems with little or no impact on a company’s IT infrastructure. Alternatively,Masergycan accommodate a company-wide convergence of voice, video, and data connectivity.

HaiVision’s hai500 series high performance, multi-stream encoder/decoder systems deliver the most reliable, highest quality, and lowest latency video streams available. The hai500 series is used in the world’s foremost corporate boardrooms, distance education, and medical communication environments.

About HaiVision Systems Inc.
Based in Montreal, Canada, HaiVision Systems Inc. is a global supplier of networked video technology for interactive true-to-life communications, mission critical network video transmission, and IP business video solutions. HaiVision’s products are used by telecom operators and systems integrators around the world for delivering the highest quality broadband video applications. HaiVision’s systems and tools have been central to some of the most successful video communication deployments over the past seven years, meeting the exacting requirements of top corporate boardroom, distance education, telemedicine, and delay sensitive surveillance systems.

About Masergy Communications Inc.
Masergy is a privately held global service provider specializing in simplifying wide-area networks. Serving customers in over 40 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Latin and North America,Masergy leverages Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) across an Internet Protocol (IP)-based network to cost- effectively deliver multiple services over a single connection with all of the security and performance benefits that until now have been limited to expensive private networks. Masergy’s customers include companies from the financial/banking, health care, entertainment broadcasting, hospitality/hotel and manufacturing industries. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.masergy.com or call 866-MASERGY