WALLINGFORD, CT / Cleveland, OH – October 4, 2004 – VBrick Systems, Inc. (www.VBrick.com), the premier provider of digital video solutions, today announced that Case Western Reserve University (“Case”) in Cleveland, Ohio, will use VBrick’s technology and appliances to deliver live streaming video feeds of Tuesday’s vice presidential debate – The Race at Case - taking place on the Case campus Tuesday, October 5th. VBrick’s MPEG-2 compression encoders and decoders will broadcast the ninety minute debate, as well as several other events happening on campus that day, over the campus network to remote locations and attendees at VIP functions, for unedited and commercial–free viewing.
“Providing the campus community with this unique opportunity to view the only vice presidential debate this election year is an honor,” said Michael Kubit, Manager of MediaVision and Classroom Technology for Information Technology Services at Case. “With VBrick’s MPEG streaming technology and appliances, we are able to break innovative ground for academia and give the university community an experience they could not otherwise have with network television coverage.”
While the debate will be televised live to the public across major television networks, VBrick’s technology allows campus audiences the benefits of real time and uninterrupted viewing. The VBrick MPEG-2 appliances will encode the analog feed from cameras at the debate which is then transported across the campus IP network to various viewing locations on the Case campus.
VBricks will also be used to broadcast the debate to a VIP dinner at the Western Reserve Historical Society/
“This advancement in broadcasting important televised events to select audiences in a unique format is a terrific benefit to the community at Case,” said Tracy Mills, President of IDSolutions, the reseller that helped bring Case its VBrick Solutions. “The VBrick MPEG-2 appliances provide the most simple, affordable and robust option for Case to stream video feeds across their ex