FreeCaster Brings European Commission Conference to Global Community With Haivision’s KulaByte™ Internet Encoders

Europe's Premier Forum on International Affairs and Development Cooperation Delivered to a Global Audience — 36 Simultaneous Internet Video Streams Using KulaByte Encoders

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Dec. 15, 2011 — Haivision Network Video today announced that FreeCaster.tv is broadcasting the European Development Days (EDD) conference live from the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw, Poland, using Haivision’s KulaByte™ Internet encoders. FreeCaster is simultaneously streaming three different conference rooms in four languages and at three bit rates for delivery to Flash-enabled computers and mobile devices. A total of 36 simultaneous streams are being generated using Haivision’s KulaByte Internet encoders.

The conference sessions can be seen live on Thursday, Dec. 15, and Friday, Dec. 16, at http://live.eudevdays.eu. According to the EDD website: “In line with the new, streamlined format of EDD11, online streaming plays a key role in reaching out to the widest possible range of interested partners. Utilizing the latest technology and structure so as to provide a comprehensive yet accessible and user-friendly experience, the live Web stream is an indispensible part of the EDD experience.”

Organized by the European Commission and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, EDD is Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. This year’s EDD conference brings together business and political leaders including José-Manuel Durão Barroso, president of the European Commission, and officials from global institutions such as The World Bank, the European Investment Bank, and many others.

“We have been counting on KulaByte for our Internet streaming for a number of years and have produced thousands of event streams,” said Raymond Dulieu, founder of FreeCaster.tv. “For Internet video, KulaByte offers unmatched picture quality at any given bit rate. We have also quite effectively used the HyperStream™ Cloud Transcoding technology to derive maximum efficiency from our uplink bandwidth by sending a single optimized stream from the source to transcoders in the cloud, where computing power and bandwidth are abundant.”

Based in Belgium, FreeCaster.tv focuses on producing live Internet streaming events. The company has been a Web streaming solution provider since 2004. A winner of an Apple Design Award for Best QuickTime Content for Entertainment, FreeCaster streams sports events, fashion shows, conferences, and music concerts with a focus on high quality.

About Haivision Network Video
Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide.

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