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The integration of VBrick Video Solutions with Polycom Unified Collaboration Platform Creates Integrated Video Conferencing and Streaming Ecosystem
WALLINGFORD, Conn. – June 20, 2007 –VBrick Systems, Inc., the world leader in digital video systems and solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement to join Polycom’s ARENA partner program to deliver an interoperable, combined ecosystem for education, government, and corporate customers. Polycom, a leader in unified collaboration communications, initiated the ARENA program to allow software application providers, hardware device manufacturers, and conferencing solution providers to integrate their products with Polycom’s industry leading unified collaboration platform to create new applications.
The Integrated Video Conferencing and Streaming Ecosystem makes it possible for any Polycom video conferencing endpoint to be broadcast to virtually any where in an organization for viewing on desktops and displays. VBrick’s unique technology virtually eliminates the hassles of scale caused by firewalls, bandwidth, or network capability.
The powerful features of the new vertical platform give customers a ready to use solution for transporting, storing, and viewing other video assets as well. End customers will enjoy an improved user experience along with cost savings from easier deployment and management. These features are ideal for multi-locations to stream live, which enables multiple peripheral locations to hear the content of the broadcast.
“Corporate, education, and government customers are investing in solutions that improve productivity, accelerate decision making and lower costs, and through our involvement in the Polycom ARENA program, we are delivering integrated solutions that address these customer needs,” said Rich Mavrogeanes, Founder and CTO, VBrick Systems. “The VBrick is the leading industrial strength, portable streaming video appliance that delivers high quality video on local area networks, wide area networks, and the Internet with reliability and stability.”
“Polycom and its ARENA ecosystem partners such as VBrick are focused on proliferating new collaborative communications solutions that will benefit organizations worldwide. VBrick’s solution addresses the need to distribute information efficiently and universally and is applicable to a broad range of industries,” said Mark Roberts, vice president, Polycom ARENA program. “We are pleased to welcome VBrick into the Polycom ARENA program and look forward to working them to deliver this important solution to customers.”
As part of the agreement, VBrick Systems will leverage the Polycom platform, brand, and channels to bring this solution to market. Polycom ARENA ecosystem partners can develop, test and certify interoperability between their solutions and the Polycom platform of voice, video and content collaborative solutions. In addition to platform API’s provided to developers, the Polycom ARENA offers a number of marketing and sales tools for business development managers as well as marketing and sales professionals via an online portal. These tools help partners speed time-to-market for their innovative unified collaborative solutions as well as broaden the reach to customers worldwide.