Haivision & Digital Planet Create Strategic Alliance

Increases Regional Presence in Middle East & North Africa

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — August 28, 2013 — Haivision, a global leader in video streaming and IP video distribution solutions, today announced a strategic distribution alliance with Digital Planet, expanding the company’s presence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Digital Planet, a technology and new media company, offers distinctive rich media services across the MENA region, with a focus on video streaming solutions, IPTV and multimedia services. As the exclusive Haivision distributor for the region, Digital Planet will offer end-to-end products and services that simplify the delivery of IP video. This partnership will fuel expansive growth in multiple markets and provide local organizations with increased regional support to better serve the MENA region.

Leading Digital Planet is Mohammed Ghafari, who served as Haivision’s vice president for the Middle East for four years, and he will continue to play a strategic role with Haivision’s management team. With the new Digital Planet alliance, Ghafari will now expand his leadership in the area and build on past successes with Haivision in the Middle East. A number of regional organizations in the education, banking, oil and gas, medical, and TV broadcast industries are already relying heavily on Haivision’s video solutions, including Saudi Aramco, Zayed University of UAE, Northwestern University of Qatar, Islamic Development Bank and ADL labs of Aspire Zone.

“The last four years have been focused on developing a strong business foundation in the region as a core part of the Haivision team,” said Mohammed Ghafari, president of Digital Planet and the new alliance for the Middle East. “This strategic alliance will enable us to take our regional development to the next level by expanding the reach of our business and by providing our channel partners and customers with enhanced local services, availability and broader solutions.”

“Haivision’s enterprise solutions are fueling the world’s top organizations with HD video and streaming technology and this alliance shows our commitment to a very strategic region for continued growth,” said Charles Dobson, Haivision’s vice president of global channels. “With Digital Planet’s great network and exceptional team of experts, Haivision will be poised to better serve the Middle East market and offer existing customers the local support and expertise they need, while broadening our reach to new organizations.”

About Digital Planet
Digital Planet is a technology and rich media company, providing business development and management services. The company operates across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Established in 2008 in Dubai, Digital Planet thrives on successful business development strategies, and has been able to help its partners achieve great success in the region through effective and efficient business development strategies. Digital Planet provides a complete set of services, from initial market and feasibility studies, to strategic planning, and high-end business development to international companies looking to expand their business in the Middle East.

About Haivision
Haivision delivers end-to-end solutions for streaming, encoding, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military industries. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago with regional offices in Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Ga.; Portland, Ore.; Washington D.C. 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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