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Company Leads Market with Innovative Products for the Capture, Management, Delivery and Consumption of Video in H.264 Format
Wallingford, Conn. – Jan. 25, 2010 – VBrick today unveiled an integrated suite of H.264-specific products to power the full spectrum of creation, delivery and consumption of live or on-demand IP video streaming for enterprise customers, making H.264 video content available both inside and outside the firewall to upwards of 100,000 viewers simultaneously.
The H.264 product suite features VBrick’s next generation Networked Video Appliance, which is built on a completely redesigned architecture and supports both standard and high definition video delivery with maximum bandwidth optimization. Other components of the suite include a new Set Top Box (STB); hardware decoder that provides “always on” H.264 decoding; 11-slot Rack Mount shelf; as well as significant enhancements to VBrick’s Enterprise Media System (VEMS). Finally, the suite includes H.264-based FLASH™ video delivery in the VBrick Online Streaming Service (VBOSS).
Today’s announcement confirms that only VBrick can deliver both live and stored rich media to a virtually unlimited number of concurrent users across corporate, education and government customers. And the H.264 encoding and distribution process is managed with the VBrick Enterprise Media System (VEMS) which uses advanced bandwidth optimization to intelligently route users to the best location to receive video content, without impacting the performance of other networked applications.
The Networked Video Appliance, available in both an industrial or enterprise version to meet the specific video delivery needs of any sized organization, significantly expands VBrick’s reputation for technology innovation with the industry’s most reliable, flexible and manageable networked video appliance. The 15-model solution allows customers to deliver video in a wide range of quality (from 3G to HD) over any network infrastructure with vastly improved quality and bandwidth utilization. With advanced encoding, multicasting, serving, display and remote management features, the Networked Video Appliance cements VBrick’s reputation as an H.264 pioneer.
VBrick’s new Set Top Box (STB) is an ideal decoder for cost sensitive installations that require large-scale deployment to plasma and other flat screen displays. The easy-to-use STB, which is compatible with VBrick’s Video On Demand server and Network Video Recorder, can be controlled via an infrared remote and be configured for interactive or standalone use. The STB supports H.264 content to ensure any viewer can experience both high definition and standard definition video consumption. In keeping with VBrick’s vision for engineering complete, end-to-end video solutions, the STB is fully integrated with VEMS, providing a rich viewing experience for both live and stored content -- either scheduled or on-demand.
VBrick’s new 11-slot Rack Mount Shelf is a fully redundant system whose operation is never impacted by power supply or fan failure. The shelf’s modules can be swapped while the system is still running to ensure non-stop performance. Moreover, a variety of blade options provide maximum flexibility for different I/O and video resolutions. The shelf is compactly designed with all I/O accessible from the front, with comprehensive cable management and mounting features included.
“The launch of our new H.264 products is another in a series of innovative product announcements we’ve made in the past year to establish VBrick as the only complete, end-to-end Enterprise IP video streaming provider on the market,” said Doug Howard, Chief Executive Officer, VBrick. “Now our customers can take full advantage of the incredible performance and quality associated with the H.264 standard with breakout technology that is fast, simple to manage and highly secure.”
About VBrick Systems, Inc.
VBrick is the leader in Enterprise IP Video solutions, with over 6,000 corporate, education and government customers and 60,000 installations worldwide. VBrick solutions work over standard IP networks and the Internet to deliver rich media communications that connect people everywhere -- from employees and customers, to partners and shareholders. Our comprehensive product suite and end-to-end solutions are used in a wide range of live and on-demand applications including meeting and event broadcasts, distance learning, digital signage, TV distribution, video surveillance, and Web-based marketing campaigns. Headquartered in Wallingford, CT, VBrick’s products and services are available through industry-leading value-added resellers. For more information, visit www.vbrick.com
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