Haivision Customer Sky News Arabia Wins IBC Award

MONTREAL, CANADA — September 19, 2014 — Haivision customer Sky News Arabia was honored as an IBC Innovation Award winner for Project Skynet – a new platform that allows the broadcaster to produce and distribute high-quality, live HD programming and breaking news from anywhere in the world using the public Internet.

Haivision collaborated closely with Sky News Arabia to provide cutting edge encoding technology powered by low latency Makito X encoders for the system. Sky News Arabia can broadcast and transmit live programming and breaking news content which can be accessed and controlled from any of their studios and offices over the Internet. Project Skynet also provides Sky News Arabia with a business continuity and disaster recovery network where they can continue broadcasting even if the main studio is unavailable.

“Haivision is very proud and delighted to be part of Project Skynet for Sky News Arabia,” said Mohammed Ghafari, Vice President of Middle East, Haivision. “Skynet demonstrates how continued innovation and efficiencies of low latency encoding are enabling new classes of applications like these. Our Makito encoders deliver some of the lowest latencies in the industry, but the main key to our success was close collaboration. By supporting R&D efforts that push the limits of design, we were able to use our encoding technology to achieve optimal performance and make possible what was previously unheard of.”

About Haivision
Haivision delivers end-to-end solutions for streaming, encoding, recording, managing, and distributing secure 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, Tx; Atlanta, Ga.; Portland, Or.; 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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