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New Turnkey Video and Multimedia Streaming Capabilities Underline VBrick’s Leadership in Digital Video Solutions and Systems; VBCast Packages Span Diverse Requirements – from Streaming Presentations to Broadcasting Critical Information Remotely
WALLINGFORD, Conn. – June 14, 2007 – VBrick Systems, Inc., the world leader in digital video systems and solutions, today introduced the VBCast family of multimedia streaming products that enables organizations to extend the reach of their communications efforts by making video communications both easy to use and economical. The new VBCast packages empower organizations of any size to reach their audiences more effectively with engaging video and multimedia presentations – without requiring in-house technical expertise.
VBrick is demonstrating the VBCast family at InfoComm 2007, booth 6036.
VBrick’s robust, out-of-the-box streaming packages allow users to go live instantly. The VBCast family addresses diverse requirements – from standard packages for capturing corporate presentations and school events to rugged, broadcast-quality packages that support wireless and satellite connectivity. VBCast products include VBDesktop, VBExpress, and VBXStream.
“Video is the cornerstone of Web 2.0 and VBrick’s VBCast packages set new benchmarks for reliable and easy-to-use streaming communications,” said Rich Mavrogeanes, founder and chief technology officer, VBrick Systems, Inc. “For critical communications in extreme environments, we have created a portable, battery-operated video streaming package that enables emergency first responders, news crews, and Internet broadcasters to stream live video in extreme conditions.”
“Effective communication with the community is essential, and providing school committee meeting webcasts through VBrick’s offerings creates a simple and effective way to inform parents and other residents about new education plans,” said Charles Symon, assistant superintendent for media & operations, Beacon City School District, Beacon City, New York. “VBrick enables me to setup, record, and stream school board meetings and other events over the Internet quickly and easily.”
A detailed overview of each VBCast package follows below.
The VBDesktop package enables users to stream dynamic presentations from their offices, boardrooms, classrooms, studios, or town halls. VBrick’s multimedia capabilities blend real-time audio/video, live synchronized PowerPoint slides, and guided web browsing. Polling and Q&A capabilities provide engaging, real-time communications between the presenter and the audience. The Desktop package features VBPresenter, a software plug-in that enables users to initiate all multimedia presentation capabilities using Microsoft PowerPoint, eliminating the need to learn new applications. The package includes the VBrick WM appliance, a video camera with integrated microphone, tripod, and VBPresenter. A trial streaming service enables users to broadcast their presentations through an Internet reflecting service.
VBExpress – a portable version of VBDesktop – features a self-contained, portable hard case – ideal for use as a shared resource. With everything you need to stream video to your network or the Internet, the VBExpress package frees users to broadcast corporate events, graduations, and other functions from any location with access to power and network connectivity. Users simply open the case,