Follett Corporation Selects Haivision Media Platform for Streaming All Hands Meetings Globally

Enterprise video platform enables Follett to easily and securely communicate with employees across business offices

MONTREAL, CANADA – September 28, 2017 – Haivision, a market leader in enterprise video and streaming solutions, announced today that Follett Corporation, the leading provider of education technology, services, and physical and digital content, has selected the Haivision Media Platform as its enterprise video solution.

With a mandate to use video technology to better engage and inspire employees across its headquarters and remote offices, Follett turned to Haivision as the solution. To keep employees aligned with the company’s goals and make sure they are united in support of the company strategy, Follett Corporation will use Haivision’s end-to-end enterprise video solution to drive employee awareness and further strengthen the company’s culture.

The Haivision Media Platform will allow executives and the corporate communication team to quickly and easily broadcast town hall meetings and executive addresses live to more than 12,000 employees who will actively participate by watching on any screen, including desktops, mobile devices and TVs. Follett will also use the system to greatly expand the accessibility of its Haivision Coolsign corporate signage communications, which the company currently broadcasts to monitors strategically placed across the company’s properties.

The Follett Corporation’s vision was achieved with close collaboration with Haivision and systems integrator AVI Systems. With the Haivision Media Platform’s flexible and scalable enterprise video solution, Follett has realized its goal of better connecting the organization and internal promotion of a more modern and inclusive corporation.

With flexible delivery, employees can watch on any screen – desktops, monitors, and mobile devices – or come together to watch in common areas, executive offices, auditoriums and conference rooms.

“With video, we have a powerful tool to help our team members better understand the direction of the company and how their own work connects to Follett’s success,” Rick Ellspermann, Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Follett.  “The Haivision Media Platform allows us to stay-connected and communicate in real-time with more employees than ever and promote an inclusive corporate culture throughout the organization.”

“Follet is a great example of how leading enterprises are embracing a new generation of live and on-demand video communication tools to unite their workforce,” said Bruce “Zip” Zieper, vice president of product marketing, enterprise at Haivision. “The Haivision Media Platform easily delivers secure, high quality video to targeted audiences on their preferred device and screen. This allows enterprises like Follett to improve communications, foster an inclusive corporate culture and increase alignment with company goals.”

The Haivision Media Platform is the enterprise solution for securely distributing live events, like CEO addresses and all hands meetings, and on-demand video to every employee, on any screen – desktops, monitors and mobile devices – anywhere. For more information about the Haivision Media Platform, visit:

About Follett Corporation

For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, colleges and campus bookstores, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach, students to learn and fans to celebrate. Today Follett Corporation is the world’s largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers.  Follett is a privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. Visit us at

About Haivision

Haivision, a private company founded in 2004, provides media management and video streaming solutions that help the world’s leading organizations communicate, collaborate and educate. Haivision is recognized as one of the most influential companies in video by Streaming Media and one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. Haivision is headquartered in Montreal and Chicago, with regional offices located throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Learn more at

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