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Low Cost Live H.264 Flash with OSCAR & Wowza

Low cost live Flash encoding with interoperability between Wowza Media Server and HaiVision’s OSCAR

May 16, 2008 - HaiVision Systems Inc. (Montreal, Canada), the world’s leading vendor of performance H.264 network video codecs, today announces direct compatibility between the OSCAR encoder appliance and the award-winning Wowza Media Server™ Pro platform, providing fast, economical, and efficient live Flash® H.264 content delivery. The OSCAR is an extremely compact stand alone video appliance that uses H.264 video compression to efficiently encode full frame rate standard definition video signals for delivery over IP networks. The OSCAR delivers full video resolution encoding for £1200.

Unlike most Flash encoding solutions that are based on capture cards within PCs, OSCAR is a simple, low cost, and compact appliance that encodes and transmits the video to the streaming server over IP. “Encoding with appliances is not only a more robust and reliable method, but the appliances can be easily distributed to remote sites where live events occur,” states Peter Maag, HaiVision Vice President. “Commissioning a simple compact encoding appliance is far less complicated and more cost effective then setting up a PC for encoding.”

For remote events or on campuses where many distributed sources need to be delivered to a standard Flash environment, using OSCAR encoders is ideal.

Next 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 www.wowzamedia.com.

For more information on OSCAR and HaiVision 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:

Techex Limited
Tel: +44 870 161 7171
Email: sales (at) techex.co.uk
Web: www.techex.co.uk