TEMPE, Ariz. – November 2, 2005 – Avnet Enterprise Solutions, a division of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) that specializes in Network Lifecycle Management solutions, today announced a partnership with VBrick Systems, Inc., to continue to build on its IP Communications capabilities and strengthen its national education practice. VBrick Systems, Inc., the leader in affordable video over IP network solutions, enables organizations to record, distribute, and manage digital video across their networks reliably and economically.
Specifically, Avnet Enterprise Solutions joins the VBrick Network Certified Partners Program (VNCP), which provides VNCP partners with exclusive access to select VBrick products, training and support, as well as lead generation and marketing programs. The VBrick partnership strengthens Avnet Enterprise Solutions’ education and commercial portfolio to include EtherneTV, VBrick’s turnkey platform to capture, deliver, store, and manage DVD-quality video distribution across networked environments and the Internet.
“As digital video becomes increasingly essential, our education customers rely on our insight to optimize applications such as video streaming and video on demand to enhance their classroom experience and engage students. And in the commercial space, VBrick solutions can help improve communications, increase productivity and save money over traditional methods,” said Jim Teter, president, Avnet Enterprise Solutions. “We look forward to partnering with VBrick to provide customers with robust digital video capabilities that address both their budgets and operational requirements.”
EtherneTV’s integrated console for Windows Media and MPEG video simplifies enterprise IP video application management and empowers users to access digital video quickly and easily. Additionally, VBrick’s comprehensive MPEG and Windows Media appliance product line provides users with dynamic and reliable video across virtually any IP network. VBrick’s VB6000 WM Appliance is the industry’s first enterprise Windows Media-enabled appliance for live streaming. The compact VB600