NAB 2009, LAS VEGAS - April 20, 2009 - VBrick Systems, Inc., the leader in
enterprise IP video solutions, today announced that it has incorporated
the Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits IIS (Fraunhofer) best-of-breed
audio processing technology into its H.264 video appliances. This new
partnership will ensure that VBrick customers will now be able to enjoy
improved audio fidelity at lower bit rates, allowing for effective network
“Fraunhofer is pleased to work with VBrick to combine the best technology
in the marketplace. Fraunhofer’s audio coding and VBrick’s H.264 video appliance
deliver end-users an outstanding audio and video experience,” said
Harald Popp, head of the department Multimedia Realtime Systems of Fraunhofer IIS.
Coupled with the Fraunhofer advanced audio technology, VBrick’s H.264 video
appliances deliver high fidelity rich media over a wide variety of private
and public IP networks. VBrick incorporates both Fraunhofer’s AAC-LC and
HE-AACv2 algorithms. Fraunhofer leads the industry in the adoption of these
audio encoding algorithms, which use the latest in psycho-acoustic models.
“VBrick prides itself in partnering with best-of-breed technology providers.”
said Vince Graziani, VBrick CEO. “We are pleased to be able to take advantage
of Fraunhofer’s track record of audio innovation.”
Fraunhofer is the leading international research institution in the field
of high quality low bit rate audio coding. It has been the main developer
of the most advanced audio coding schemes, such as MPEG Layer-3 (mp3) and
MPEG Advanced Audio Coding.
About VBrick Systems, Inc.
VBrick is the leader in Enterprise video streaming solutions. With over 6,000
customers and 60,000 installations – including 50 of the Fortune® 500 – VBrick
enables rich media communications to employees, customers, partners and shareholders.
Example live and on-demand applications include executive broadcasts, distributed
training, video conference streaming, TV distribution, and digital signage.
Headquartered in Wallingford, CT, VBrick’s products and services are available
through industry leading value-added resellers, systems integrators and distributors.
For more information, visit us at www.vbrick.com
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