HaiVision Launches Middle East Operations; Opening a New Office in Dubai Media City

Mohammed Ghafari Brings Extensive Regional and Industry Experience to Lead HaiVision's Middle East Office

MONTREAL and CHICAGO - Oct. 16, 2009 - HaiVision Network Video today announced it is establishing a direct presence in Dubai, U.A.E., appointing Mohammed Ghafari as vice president of Middle East operations. Ghafari brings more than two decades of success and experience in the telecommunications and IT industry. In his new role, he will address the extremely high demand for HaiVision's advanced video networking technology and IPTV solutions throughout the region.


"Dubai represents the center of a very dynamic Middle East market, and we're pleased to be opening our new office under the leadership of Mr. Ghafari, a well -known and respected figure in the region's IT and communications space," said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO of HaiVision Network Video. "Together, we look forward to continued expansion of our Middle East business and further success in providing the region's media companies with cost -effective, high -performance HD H.264 IP video encoding and distribution solutions."

"HaiVision products and solutions are quickly gaining traction in the Middle East, making this an exciting time to establish a local presence," said Ghafari. "High -performance video encoding, management, and distribution solutions offer broadcasters and other media companies a wealth of opportunity in expanding their reach and services. The unmatched quality of HaiVision technology is attracting significant attention in this region and the new Dubai office positions us to better serve the area's expanding base of new and existing HaiVision customers."

Prior to joining HaiVision, Ghafari most recently served as regional director of Convergys Corporation. His extensive experience working with global corporations includes roles as executive director, Middle East, for Lucent Technologies, and as director of business development for General Datacom Multimedia and CTI Datacomm, a leading Canadian firm in networking solutions. Ghafari started his career at IBM Corporation. He holds a bachelors degree in computer science with honors from Leeds University of England.

Ghafari can be reached directly at +971 50 4511 572 or at mghafari@haivision.com. Complete information on HaiVision products, including recent case studies and application notes, is available within the download center at www.haivision.com.

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About HaiVision Network Video
Based in Montreal and Chicago, HaiVision Network Video is a private company and a world leader in delivering the most advanced video networking technology and IPTV solutions. HaiVision's products are deployed worldwide within the foremost Fortune 100 companies, in the most rigorous military and defense applications, in healthcare facilities for video collaboration and training, for education and remote learning, in interactive broadcast applications, in IPTV applications, and within the world's leading TelePresence suites. HaiVision distributes its products through value -added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide.

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