IDT brings HaiVision‘s MAKO-HD “Zero Latency” H.264 HD codec to Australia

IDT brings HaiVision‘s MAKO-HD “Zero Latency” H.264 HD codec to Australia

February 29, 2008 - HaiVision Systems Inc. (Montreal, Canada), the world‘s leading vendor of performance H.264 network video encoders, is pleased to announce the appointment of Image Design Technology (IDT) based in Sydney, Australia as HaiVision‘s primary distributor for Australia and New Zealand. IDT has commenced regional marketing of HaiVision‘s complete product line and in March will be introducing HaiVision‘s revolutionary MAKO-HD technology.

The MAKO-HD has imperceptible latencies and pristine full motion image quality, making it ideal for the demands of telepresence, medical, and broadcast applications. With the lowest latency ever achieved by an H.264 codec system, the MAKO-HD provides highly interactive communication between remote sites.

Gerry Wilkins, IDT‘s Managing Director and founder says that there is no comparison to HaiVision‘s MAKO-HD on the market today.

“HaiVision‘s network video products are fundamental in enabling IDT to expand our position within the traditional AV segment,” said Wilkins. “With HaiVision, we are able to better assist our partners in understanding and expanding their markets in sectors where there is a critical requirement for the highest quality of transmission such as in tele-medicine, interactive broadcast, IPTV and telepresence.”

“IDT is investing in bringing together network video solutions for their local channel partners,‘ indicates Mirko Wicha, HaiVision‘s CEO. “The IDT team has been fully trained on our entire product range at our Montreal headquarters and we are excited that they have embraced our latest technology.”

IDT have also brought Clinton Walker, an IT specialist, on board to support the HaiVision range. Clinton has a great deal of experience in the provision of IP based solutions and is available to support all of IDT‘s HaiVision customers.

HaiVision‘s new MAKO-HD codec for the hai1000 multi-stream encoder/decoder system delivers full frame rate high definition (HD) video with an unprecedented 70 milliseconds of end to end latency. The MAKO-HD supports standard resolutions up to 1080p and also supports real-time full frame rate encoding of computer source content (up to WXGA).

Plan to see HaiVision and the MAKO-HD at NAB booth SU11626. For complete information on the MAKO-HD and hai1000 products, please visit HaiVision‘s download center at

About HaiVision Systems Inc.

HaiVision is the world‘s leading developer of performance video encoders and codec systems. HaiVision produces the lowest latency and highest quality standard definition and high definition video H.264 compression systems available. HaiVision‘s multi-stream systems are widely deployed as integrated within telepresence systems available from leading global vendors. HaiVision‘s systems are used in the most critical medical installations for video communications and transmission within hospital campuses and across countries. The most progressive educational institutions also use HaiVision technology for distance education - continuous presence network video systems linking specialized teachers with students throughout K-12 and higher education systems.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Maag

HaiVision Systems Inc.

Tel: (514) 334-5445

Email: pmaag (at)