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Haivision Acquires CoolSign, Combines Streaming and Signage

Haivision, which provides end-to-end H.264 IP video solutions, said it has acquired the assets of CS Software Holdings, including CoolSign product technology.

Haivision, which provides end-to-end H.264 IP video solutions, said it has acquired the assets of CS Software Holdings, including CoolSign product technology. CoolSign, is a long-time provider of comprehensive software solutions for enterprise-ready signage deployments. With CoolSign, Haivision can deliver solutions that combine intelligent video with graphics and data easily and securely to any desktop, display, digital frame, and mobile device, company officials said.

Haivision Makito

Haivision Makito

"Haivision recognizes the opportunity for converging video streaming, IPTV, interactive media, and digital signage," said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of Haivision Network Video, in a statement. "We are positioned as the only company that can deliver end-to-end technology solutions and a unified infrastructure for communications across all media delivery platforms."

"It became obvious that Haivision and CoolSign had a perfectly aligned vision," said Lou Giacalone Jr., CoolSign founder, in statement. "With our substantial combined technical resources and deep industry expertise under one roof, we can deliver truly disruptive capabilities to the market."

CoolSign was initially launched more than 12 years ago and has a large installed base of networks and players at retail and corporate clients, as well as pure-play digital-out-of-home advertising (DOOH) networks. CoolSign incorporates technology to control, schedule, distribute, display, and monitor digital media.

"Today Haivision serves over five million players every day across many platforms," continued Wicha. "We continue to invest heavily in engineering and global expansion to deliver the best media solutions to the market."

Haivision said it will maintain the CoolSign brand under the Haivision umbrella and is planning strong cross product technical development to introduce Makito performance HD video encoding into the CoolSign solution suite and to extend the Furnace IP video system with the signage control capabilities of CoolSign.

 


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