HaiVision Expands International Sales Team With Addition of Thomas Haider as European Channel Manager

HaiVision Network Video today announced that it has expanded its international sales team with the appointment of Thomas Haider as European channel manager.

MONTREAL and CHICAGO - - Aug. 3, 2009 - - HaiVision Network Video today announced that it has expanded its international sales team with the appointment of Thomas Haider as European channel manager. Combined with the new HaiVision office opening in Augsburg, Germany, this appointment enhances the company's ability to extend its market reach and to address demand for HD H.264 IP video distribution technology within Europe's dynamic education, enterprise, medical, and broadcast sectors.


Providing direct support to HaiVision partners in Europe, Haider brings extensive knowledge and background in the network video solution marketplace. In his new position, he is dedicated to enhancing existing partnerships with direct support, as well as building HaiVision's market through new initiatives with the company's network of leading audiovisual dealers, distributors, and systems integrators.

"Thomas joins the HaiVision team with valuable experience in IPTV and digital signage, and with longstanding ties to leading integrators across Europe," said Mirko Wicha, president and CEO at HaiVision Network Video. "He will be a huge asset to HaiVision's partners as we expand our core markets and work to establish HaiVision in new regions, delivering on the promise of our latest generation of HD codecs and end -to -end video distribution systems."

Haider most recently served as CEO at PSI Media Solutions GmbH, where he oversaw international sales and marketing activities for the company's IPTV and digital signage products, as well as development of its European reseller network in central Europe. He earlier served as sales manager for Teracue AG, a provider of IPTV, video -over -IP, and broadcast solutions. In this capacity, he built the company's European reseller network and facilitated the acquisition of strategic partners. Haider began his career in sales, project management, and customer support for German ERP software vendor SHD Datentechnick GmbH & Co. KG.

"This is a challenging time in the marketplace, but HaiVision's market position with the Furnace System and the impressive encoding product line give the company and its partners a sharp technology and product edge," said Haider. "These innovative products will allow the company to further grow its market share and to meet the most demanding application requirements, in turn expanding the business across a number of key markets."

Complete information on HaiVision products, including recent case studies and application notes, is available at www.haivision.com/account/downloads.

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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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