March 09, 2010 10:13 ET

VBrick Adds IP Video Metadata Capability to Significantly Improve Real-Time Decision Making

Latest Evolution of the Company's Flagship H.264 Networked Video Appliance Is Critical for Military, Surveillance Applications

WALLINGFORD, CT--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  VBrick today announced that Key Length Value (KLV) Metadata can now be processed and transported by the company's H.264 Networked Video Appliances, significantly improving the utility of IP video used by military and civilian customers for surveillance-oriented applications. This information -- such as latitude, longitude, altitude, time and field of view -- is synchronized and embedded into the video stream. The result is unparalleled intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information to support military and intelligence missions across the globe.

The introduction of KLV comes at a time when both military and civilian customers are eager to advance the real-time strategic decision-making potential of IP video. According to a January 2010 story in The New York Times, as the military continues to increase the number of unmanned drones in use over Afghanistan, the amount of video captured has increased exponentially. However, field commanders' ability to analyze the data, and determine when and how to evolve their military strategy, has failed to keep pace with the volume of data produced. This problem is only expected to increase when more drones -- each with multiple cameras capturing voluminous streams of video -- are added in the coming years. 

With KLV, VBrick is unique in providing a standards-based solution for the processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) of information that leads to better decision-making. VBrick's KLV innovation has met many of the most aggressive industry standards that ensure compliance with other vendors' solutions, including those established by the Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB), which are widely regarded as the most comprehensive technology standards applied to IP video Metadata.

"Providing our customers with the most comprehensive, standards-based solution for interpreting the mission-critical data associated with IP video significantly increases the value of the motion imagery acquired by military and civilian flight platforms," said John Shaw, chief operating officer, VBrick. "VBrick now stands alone in offering a completely integrated solution that supports operations in the field."

Availability and Pricing
VBrick's KLV solution is now included as a standard feature on all H.264 Networked Video Appliances and is currently available and shipping. For more information please visit VBrick or call 800-551-2907.

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

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