"Successful multichannel distribution requires a streamlined, automated media distribution workflow," said Tim Thorsteinson, president of Harris Broadcast Communications. "The combined Harris® InfoCaster™/ VBrick® solution offers content owners a single point of control for delivering rich media and the critical tools to effectively and efficiently support both online and digital signage delivery models."
The VBrick video appliance and InfoCaster solution can be configured interchangeably into a network, providing a unique value proposition. The VBrick appliance provides network-friendly features such as multicast, reflecting, and HTTP encapsulation using standards-based video encoding schemes. When the VBrick appliance is combined with the Infocaster technology, the result is a single centralized digital signage system that can be used to drive displays at diverse regional, national or international locations.
The Harris and VBrick solution enables end users to enjoy:
"As the demand for both digital signage and online video communication increases, organizations will want to streamline the process with reliable solutions to help them not only capture video at the source, but also stream it live via the Internet and over digital signage networks to reach a broader audience," said Vince Graziani, chief executive officer, VBrick Systems, Inc. "Our collaboration with Harris is just one example of how VBrick is shaping the future of video."
VBrick's core product offering is the industry's leading networked video appliance. This Video Brick enables customers to capture and deliver live streaming video over any network. When combined with additional VBrick systems components and management software, the video appliance becomes the foundation an EtherneTV system. This complete video delivery system can capture, record, manage and distribute video across the enterprise.
InfoCaster systems are used for creating, scheduling, distributing, playing and reporting live video and graphics. InfoCaster manager provides the ideal way to manage video content for multiple applications, such as targeting customers over the digital signage network or providing internal corporate training and communications over the PC network, by using remote control and monitoring of groups of InfoCaster players and PC screens over t