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HaiVision launches MAKO-HD TelePresence Codec Version 8.1

June 10, 2008 - HaiVision Systems Inc. (Montreal, Canada), the world’s leading vendor of performance H.264 network video codecs, today announces version 8.1 of its MAKO-HD codec technology for telepresence. In addition to its industry leading high definition performance of 70 millisecond latency for up to 1080p resolution, HaiVision has incorporated into the MAKO-HD dual stream technology, WXGA support, HiLo streaming, and graphics overlay to satisfy the most demanding telepresence and streaming applications.

With the new dual stream feature the MAKO-HD can now support both the inputs for HD video and computer signals simultaneously. The computer streams (full H.264) at up to WXGA 1280x768 and full motion 60 frames per second can be transmitted to multiple network locations either in multicast or unicast and, optionally, can be recorded synchronously with the video in real-time.

MAKO-HD version 8.1 also supports HiLo streaming whereby a single encoder can be set to simultaneously transmit a low resolution replica of its high definition stream for session monitoring and web based media distribution. This is particularly useful when bridging high performance video sessions to internet content delivery systems such as Flash web video servers by Wowza Media.

HaiVision has also incorporated a graphics overlay feature within both the encoder and decoder sections of the MAKO-HD codec. This allows for easy identification of source and destination streams and displays as well as elegant logo insertion.

“We are very pleased with the maturity of the MAKO-HD product,” states Peter Maag, HaiVision’s VP of Marketing. “With the MAKO-HD 8.1 features, we further enhance our capability within telepresence and pave the way for exciting new media distribution opportunities.”

See MAKO-HD – The TelePresence Codec – at InfoComm – HaiVision booth C2443

For more information on the MAKO-HD and HaiVision’s entire line of H.264 encoder and decoder systems, please visit HaiVision’s download center at http://www.haivision.com/account/downloads/.

About HaiVision Systems Inc.

Based in Montreal, Canada, HaiVision Systems Inc. is a private company and a world leader in delivering the most advanced video networking technology. HaiVision’s products are deployed worldwide within the foremost telepresence suites and boardrooms, in healthcare facilities for video collaboration and training, for continuous presence distance education and remote learning, and within broadcast for remote interviews, IPTV, and content distribution.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Maag

HaiVision Systems Inc.

Tel: (514) 334-5445

Email: pmaag (at) haivision.com

Web: www.haivision.com

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