WALLINGFORD, Conn. – January 16, 2007 – VBrick Systems, Inc. (www.VBrick.com), the world leader in digital video systems and solutions, today announced that the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township (MSDWT) in Indiana is deploying VBrick’s EtherneTV to expand its teaching and training capabilities. MSDWT is using EtherneTV’s powerful video streaming, recording, and video-on-demand features to share educational activities among the district’s 19 buildings. Intuitive “point and click” digital video access provides teachers with educational multimedia resources for the districts’ 12,286 students.
MSDWT is building on its comprehensive television video production and broadcast capabilities to include digital video. VBrick’s solutions will enable students to see live and recorded events from other district schools, such as guest speakers and morning announcements. Importantly, the EtherneTV video-on-demand server provides a centralized digital video library that teachers can access from their classroom televisions or computers quickly. Using VBrick, the districts plans to store its library of approximately 2,000 videos on a single, centralized server, enabling teachers from any classroom to find and play selected video easily. Digitizing and centralizing district video titles eliminates the administrative requirement to retrieve, ship, and track video tapes manually as they are routed among classrooms and buildings.
“Technology’s prominent role in today’s economy makes it essential that we provide students with the resources required to succeed in the digital environment,” said Brian Woods, director of network operations, Metropolitan School District of Warren Township. “VBrick is providing the flexibility and ease-of-use that enables teachers and students to focus on education, without worrying about the underlying technology.”