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Glowpoint Certifies HaiVision Telepresence Equipment

March 12, 2008 | Chris Payatagool

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haivision_160x47px.jpgHILLSIDE, N.J.-- Glowpoint Inc., a premiere broadcast-quality, IP-based managed video service provider, and HaiVision, a leading provider of network video equipment used in broadcast video distribution and telepresence suites by some of the key providers of telepresence rooms, today announced the certification of the HaiVision line of products for use on the Glowpoint network. The HaiVision line can be supported by Glowpoint's managed video services, also known as VNOC (Video Network Operations Center) service. The companies will be located in adjoining booths at the upcoming InfoComm07 trade show in Anaheim, California, June 18 - 21. Attendees can see the performance of the HaiVision products in live video calls across the Glowpoint network from the show floor to Glowpoint's offices in Hillside, New Jersey.

The companies plan to partner on opportunities which include both HaiVision products and Glowpoint services. Both companies will pursue these opportunities through their respective distribution channels.

"HaiVision has one of the highest quality products on the market today, and they are used in a number of telepresence and broadcast offerings by some of the biggest names in the industry," said Michael Brandofino, Glowpoint's president and CEO. "A number of our resellers also distribute HaiVision equipment. Having these products Glowpoint Certified opens the door for more opportunities and the ability to bundle our offerings into one comprehensive solution."

HaiVision's hai1000 multi-stream codec technology (as used in the world's foremost telepresence suites) and TASMAN encoder/decoder are based on the highest performance implementation of H.264, and are expanding to support up to 1080p high definition. HaiVision's products deliver the highest full-motion picture quality while supporting the lowest end-to-end latency available.

"With telepresence, the challenge of today's integrators is to blend audio and video expertise, high performance codecs, and a network service offering that delivers conferencing simplicity," said Peter Maag, HaiVision's vice-president of marketing. "The combined proposition of AV integration, HaiVision's codec technology, and Glowpoint's bulletproof networking and service is the key to satisfying the most demanding collaborative requirements."

The Glowpoint Telepresence Solution may be bundled with Glowpoint's own Quality of Service (QoS) managed network service or offered on its own by Glowpoint-enabling another network service. Glowpoint's VNOC offering includes: Patented Video Concierge services, Single Point of Contact for Scheduling and Support, Call Launching and Monitoring, Training, Interoperability Testing and Support, Stewardship Reporting and Consolidated Billing.

About Glowpoint

Glowpoint, Inc. is a premiere broadcast-quality, IP-based managed video service provider. Glowpoint offers videoconferencing, bridging, technology hosting, and IP-broadcasting services to a vast array of companies, from large Fortune 100 enterprises to small and medium-sized businesses. Glowpoint's managed-video services are available bundled with Glowpoint's quality-network offering or as a value-added managed-video service across other networks. Glowpoint is exclusively focused on high-quality, two-way video communications and has been supporting millions of video calls since its launch in 2000. Glowpoint is headquartered in Hillside, New Jersey. To learn more about Glowpoint, visit www.glowpoint.com.

About HaiVision Systems Inc.

Based in Montreal, Canada, HaiVision Systems Inc. is a private company dedicated to improving the way people live and work through the use of advanced network video technology. HaiVision's interactive products are used in the foremost telepresence suites, boardrooms, and continuous presence distance education systems worldwide. They are also used in the medical field supporting information and service delivery within hospital campuses and across nations. HaiVision's streaming products are also used extensively for video backhaul and distribution in broadcast and IPTV applications. For more information, please visit www.haivision.com 







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