HaiVision Delivers Twice the H.264 Encoding Performance at Half the Price with OSCAR

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HaiVision, the world's leading vendor of performance H.264 network video codecs, today announces both a new firmware release for the OSCAR H.264 encoder and a price reduction of the OSCAR to $1,995.

HaiVision Systems Inc., the world's leading vendor of performance H.264 network video codecs, today announces both a new firmware release for the OSCAR H.264 encoder and a price reduction of the OSCAR to $1,995. The firmware release takes advantage of significant optimization of the OSCAR's processors to deliver twice the performance at full video (SD/D1) resolution yielding excellent full frame rate full resolution video at bit rates up to 1.5 Mbps.

The OSCAR is an extremely compact stand alone video encoder appliance that uses the H.264 standard to efficiently compress audio video signals for delivery over IP networks. The OSCAR's fanless design is ideal for on site encoding challenges.

The OSCAR can directly stream network video to QuickTime or Flash environments, or directly to OSCAR decoders for point to point applications.

The OSCAR is supported by the award-winning Wowza Media Serverâ„¢ Pro platform to provide fast, economical, and efficient live Flash® H.264 content delivery. For example, an educational institution can equip classrooms with low cost OSCAR encoders and fuel a complete Flash based media distribution infrastructure.

From a QuickTime player users can simply insert the OSCAR's RTSP address and pull the video directly to their desktop. The OSCAR supports 10 direct streams (depending on bandwidth), with further distribution loads easily accommodated through a QuickTime Streaming Server or Darwin server.

This week, at Streaming Media East in New York, plan to see the OSCAR at the Wowza Media booth (#500) at the New York Hilton, May 20 and 21, 2008.

For more information on Wowza visit http://www.wowzamedia.com.

For more information on OSCAR and HaiVision's entire line of H.264 encoder and decoder appliances, 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: http://www.haivision.com

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