Enterprise IP video leader VBrick Systems today unveiled the 9000 Series, a groundbreaking line of Video Encoding Appliances that deliver an unmatched level of HD video quality and best-in-class encoding density. The 9000 Series offers quadruple the performance of what is currently available, delivering more HD encoding per-square-inch and unmatched price-performance; it simply out performs the competition and literally resets the bar for video encoding. The 9000 Series Encoding Appliance will be demonstrated at the upcoming ISE tradeshow, January 31 – February 2, in Amsterdam, Booth 10Q116.
The explosive growth in video use in corporate, education, government and healthcare institutions is the driver for the innovation behind the 9000 Series. Enterprises need:
Greater Encoding Density for television distribution, digital signage and a variety of other applications. This enables more efficient video distribution from enterprise head-ends where physical space is precious and encoding per-square-inch becomes a deciding factor for a successful deployment. Installations are also greener as the 9000 Series reduces per channel footprint, power consumption and HVAC usage/expense.
Superior Price-performance makes it possible to fundamentally change the economics of implementing a pan-enterprise IP Video strategy. It is now possible to introduce live and on-demand HD quality video into a wide array of communication and collaboration applications.
More Efficient Network Utilization is delivered by the 9000 Series’ support for High Profile encoding, delivering the same video quality while saving up to 50% in bandwidth as compared to traditional Baseline Profile encoding.
Better Support for Popular PC, Mobile and Display Endpoints is enabled by the Series’ unique Universal Protocol Engine that delivers video using any one of seven H.264 transport protocols including Flash™, and IIS Smooth Streaming™. The 9000 Series is also the first encoding appliance that can be intuitively managed from a mobile app, offering a richer interface than traditional device–based controls.
“VBrick continues to be a leader in IP video encoding and delivery,” reports Ira M. Weinstein, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research. “The 9000 Series of video encoding appliances offer a compelling combination of high performance, high channel density, and reasonable cost, making them well suited to address a wide range of customer applications. The 9000 encoders are a strong addition to the company’s end-to-end content capture, management, and delivery platform.”
The 9000 Series is the newest capture element of the VBrick Enterprise Video Architecture (VEVA), which spans video capture, content management, distribution and video display. Integration into the VEVA architecture dramatically simplifies deployment and use, delivering centralized management and scheduling functions as well as intuitive browser-based management interfaces. When used in conjunction with other VEVA solutions – specifically VBrick’s VEMS Mystro™ content management solution and the H.264 Distributed Media Engine – the 9000 Series is able to deliver video to any device, over any network.