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HaiVision and Video Furnace Partner

HaiVision Systems, a provider of performance video encoding technology, and Video Furnace, a provider of enterprise-class IP video solutions, announced a strategic partnership to bring video-over-IP and IPTV high-definition solutions to a range of markets, including enterprise, education, and government.

HaiVision Systems, a provider of performance video encoding technology, and Video Furnace, a provider of enterprise-class IP video solutions, announced a strategic partnership to bring video-over-IP and IPTV high-definition solutions to a range of markets, including enterprise, education, and government. The agreement includes cooperative technical development, integrated systems propositions, and joint marketing efforts. The partnership will allow both companies' global network of integrators, resellers, and partners to deliver high-resolution video-over-IP solutions across North America and Europe.

"Together with HaiVision, we are taking network-based video to the next level of resolution and performance," said Howard Weinzimmer, CEO of Video Furnace, in a statement. "Our customers can now have the security and ease-of-use of the Video Furnace IP video system combined with the incredible resolution that HaiVision's encoders provide, and be the first in the world to stream in high-definition video over their networks."

"As an integrator of both HaiVision and Video Furnace products, we are very excited about this collaboration, which tightly couples the world's leading encoders with the most secure, scalable, and easy-to-use IPTV video distribution solution available," said Joe Mendonca, director of IP Technologies for North Haven, Conn.-based HB Communications, an integrator of network video solutions. "It is exactly what our clients want-high-definition H.264 for their video infrastructures."

The Video Furnace control and distribution systems and set-top boxes support HaiVision's H.264 MAKO-HD encoding technology at full HD 1080i resolution. The MAKO-HD supports frame-rate performance of H.264 encoding at up to 1080p at the lowest latency available. Additional integration will be available in the near future, according to the companies, and will include the ability to store and manage high-definition video libraries and to deliver video via Video Furnace's inStream View, which does not require resident player software or browser plug-ins.

The current HaiVision/Video Furnace solution works best with live, high-definition content scheduling, management, and distribution for HD signage and video-over-IP applications. It also provides centralized management and control of HD content presentation and availability.

"This strategic partnership provides an ideal solution for our channel partners and integrators globally, and is a dream come true for many of our customers," said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of HaiVision.



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