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Montreal-based Haivision acquires U.S. firm to expand control room expertise

July 6, 2021  By  SP&T Staff

Montreal-based Haivision Systems Inc., a provider of video streaming and networking solutions, announced a definitive agreement to acquire CineMassive Displays, LLC.

CineMassive, based in Atlanta, Ga., has 62 employees and had approximate revenues of US$20 million (approximately C$25 million) in 2020. It develops visual collaboration technology including CineNet, a solution that aggregates content from multiple real-time sources for display and interaction within control room operations centres. It also enables secure sharing for situational response across multi-site organizations and with remote collaborators.

“Cybersecurity, network, and physical threats are today’s reality that governments and large enterprises are now addressing with global multi-disciplinary teams,” said Mirko Wicha, Haivision president and CEO in a prepared statement. “With the combination of Haivision and CineMassive technologies, customers can create a secure, global common operating picture from a single vendor leveraging both cloud connectivity and intelligent edge capabilities.”

Haivision will offer end-to-end solutions tailored for mission-critical collaboration in global security operations centres, joint and tactical operations centres, public safety operations centres, and control rooms.

“We have worked with Haivision for over 10 years and our companies share many common themes,” said David Minnix, co-founder and CEO of CineMassive. “Our approach to real-time performance, security, and IT compliance in solving mission-critical challenges of the highest order is echoed by Haivision and reflected in the longstanding relationships that we both have with our customers.”

“Haivision and CineMassive are very complementary in the government and defence markets,’’ said Brian Henry, Haivision’s senior vice president of global sales. “Fortune 500 enterprises, public safety, and emergency response teams are looking towards proven defense-style approaches to situational response, and towards companies like Haivision and CineMassive which are built upon years of engagement, reputation, and trust in the most challenging markets.”

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