Raystream opens regional office in South Africa

Technology & Convergence

Raystream Inc. a provider of HD video compression services, is expanding its market reach with a new regional office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

With its HD video compression technology, Raystream significantly reduces bandwidth and data storage costs for HD video content providers, and allows videos to load faster and play more smoothly for online viewers. Raystream's algorithm decreases the size of HD videos by an average of 70 percent - with no significant loss in the crisp, clear images and beautiful colours of HD.

"We are excited to announce the opening of our regional office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Now, businesses that stream HD video online in that area of the world have easy, full access to Raystream's HD video compression services. We are equally pleased to announce the addition of Xoliswa Kakana as our regional partner. She will drive sales growth, lead our dedicated team in South Africa, and manage our new office," said Brian Petersen, Raystream's CEO. "Our new South African regional office is the second in a series of planned offices that will extend our global reach, and follows the opening of our Paris, France location, announced last November."

Xoliswa Kakana is Founder and Chairperson of 100% woman-owned company ICT-Works (Pty) Limited and subsidiary ICT Works Telecom (Pty) Limited, providing Information Technology and Telecommunications services. She holds a Masters Degree in Electronics Engineering from F.H. Giessen-Friedberg in Germany; an MBA from Henley College in London, England; a Masters Degree in Technology Management and Innovation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Raystream Inc. is bringing its video compression services to businesses that stream High Definition (HD) video online. Raystream drastically decreases bandwidth and data storage costs by reducing the file size of HD videos up to 90 percent, with an average of approximately 70 percent -- with no significant loss in HD clarity or quality. Click here to see the future of online video.