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Haivision acquires Aviwest

Brings 5G capabilities to Haivision's solution portfolio

Haivision has reached an agreement to acquire Aviwest, expanding its video contribution solution portfolio to address the growing demand for live, high-quality video content in broadcast, sports and live event production.

Haivision is a premier vendor for low-latency “wired” broadcast video networks and Aviwest for low-latency wireless broadcast video networks. According to Haivision, the acquisition brings mobile networking (5G/4G cellular) and patented network bonding capabilities to its solution portfolio.

Aviwest has received two Emmy Awards for its SST networking technology for reliable transmission of video over bonded networks. Headquartered in Rennes (Saint-Grégoire), France, Aviwest has more than 70 employees with field operations globally.

“With the addition of Aviwest, Haivision will now lead in both fixed and mobile networks in providing ultra low-latency video solutions,” said Mirko Wicha, Haivision president and CEO. “We are very excited to welcome the amazing team at Aviwest and its customers to the Haivision family, and to provide broadcasters globally a trusted and proven vendor to solve their video contribution challenges.”

“Together with Haivision, our solutions will bring customers maximum live video flexibility with ultra low-latency, highly reliable network connectivity, and pristine video quality,” added Ronan Poullaouec, CTO and co-founder of Aviwest. “With sub-200ms glass-to-glass latency over 5G networks, our solutions are revolutionising remote production workflows by giving broadcasters more options for contributing real-time content for premium live events and sports coverage.”

Financial details of the deal have not been revealed.

Aviwest is the latest 5G-technology company to be snapped up. Last year Vislink acquired Mobile Viewpoint in a deal worth $18.3 million.