Internet2 and HaiVision collaborate to deliver SIGGRAPH network streaming

August 1, 2005

Internet2 and HaiVision collaborate to deliver high resolution network streaming of SIGGRAPH 2005 sessions

Montreal, Canada, August 1, 2005 – HaiVision Systems Inc., a leader in interactive networked video communications, and Internet2, the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium led by the research and higher education community, announce today that they are collaborating to deliver select SIGGRAPH 2005 events via live DVD-quality Internet broadcasts (webcast). Sessions will include the Emerging Technologies panels hosted by the Access Grid ( These collaborative sessions focus on multiparty artistic development on a global scale and will include a “Global Distributed Live Performance” with participants in five cities in the UK, Korea, Chile, Australia, and the USA.

Internet2 will broadcast the multi-city collaborative sessions from the local SIGGRAPH Access Grid node over the public Internet to enable those who cannot attend SIGGRAPH to experience the effectiveness of the remote collaboration technologies. Internet2 selected HaiVision’s hai210E to encode the broadcast to a DVD-quality IP stream, which is then multicast via the public Internet.

“By bringing together leaders in graphic design technology, SIGGRAPH provides attendees a platform to showcase the latest advances in this ever-evolving field” said Jonathan Tyman, program manager, Internet2 Commons. “Through our close collaboration with HaiVision and its advanced multicast technology, Internet2 will not only provide audiences around the world access to this important conference but will also help to advance remote collaboration practices globally.”

Schedules and information about viewing these breakthrough SIGGRAPH sessions can be found at

About Internet2
Led by more than 200 U.S. universities working with industry and government, Internet2 develops and deploys advanced network applications and technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation of tomorrow’s Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships among academia, industry, and government that helped foster today’s Internet in its infancy. For more information, visit:

About HaiVision Systems Inc.
Based in Montreal, Canada, HaiVision Systems Inc. is a global supplier of networked video technology for interactive true-to-life communications, mission critical network video transmission, and IP business video solutions. HaiVision’s products and application appliances are used by telecom operators and systems integrators around the world for delivering the highest quality broadband video applications. HaiVision’s systems and tools have been central to some of the most successful video communications deployments over the past seven years, and meeting the exacting requirements of corporate communications, distance education, telemedicine, and security & surveillance monitoring systems.

For further information, please contact:<
>Peter Maag, VP Marketing
HaiVision Systems Inc.

Lauren Kallens