As millions of primary and secondary school students headed back to school this fall, IP video technology leader VBrick Systems partnered with several school districts that chose VBrick solutions for various educational and economic reasons. As iPads quickly replace traditional textbooks in many districts—and video-enabled whiteboards broadcast multimedia content and teacher lectures—school districts across the country are leveraging technologies that accelerate student learning, while simultaneously helping over-burdened teachers scale their lessons to many more students.
VBrick has experienced significant customer win momentum, having recently signed on a number of school districts including Pulaski County School District in Kentucky. Like many school systems around the country, the Pulaski school district took a keen interest in IP video as an innovative communications medium.
With VBrick, Pulaski County Schools eliminated its expensive cable TV infrastructure and network, significantly decreasing its energy use and utility costs, while lowering maintenance costs. In fact, Pulaski determined that its VBrick deployment will cut an estimated $88,000 from energy and electric costs in the first year and $23,000 each year thereafter. Pulaski selected VBrick to provide IP video streaming technology to power live and on-demand video to every computer in each classroom. VBrick’s encoders, combined with the VEMS Mystro™ video management system, provide high-impact educational video; allowing students to broadcast original content; and streamline administrative tasks for individual schools and the district.