SOURCE: VBrick

October 05, 2009 08:30 ET

VBrick Unveils Industry's Most Complete Solution to Distribute Live and On-Demand Video Across the Enterprise

Company's Enterprise Media System Eases Video Content Management and Distribution, Earmarks Video as a Critical Component of Unified Communications

WALLINGFORD, CT--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - Achieving another important milestone in its strategy to establish IP video streaming as a distinct, essential component of unified communications, VBrick today unveiled the VBrick Enterprise Media System (VEMS), the only complete, integrated hardware and software system for distributing live or on-demand video and rich media presentations throughout a global enterprise. VEMS uses advanced bandwidth optimization to intelligently route users to the best location to receive video content, without impacting the performance of other networked applications. Moreover, VEMS' intuitive user interface and advanced search capabilities combine to form a complete video management system that can scale to tens of thousands of concurrent users across the enterprise.

Vodafone, one of the largest mobile telecommunications companies in the world, is experiencing first-hand the power of IP video to share information with colleagues and partners. Said Dr. Armin Hessler, head of customer and IT service operations, Vodafone: "As a mobile industry innovator that for more than 20 years has continuously transformed global communications, we pride ourselves on using the most advanced communications technologies to manage highly effective and profitable internal operations. Only VBrick could offer an end-to-end solution to enable our teams to use high-impact IP video streaming to more effectively communicate across a vast network of 79,000 employees and offices in 27 countries on five continents."

Expanding VEMS' position as an essential unified communications application, VEMS now also includes a plug-in for IBM Lotus Sametime, allowing enterprise users to seamlessly integrate video with IBM's flagship unified communications tool -- from instant messaging and telephony to email and Web conferencing -- and easily manage the content and distribution with VEMS. Now, without leaving the Sametime client, users can search and view live and on-demand video and rich media presentations, share content with their contacts and chat with content creators. The Sametime plug-in marks the first in a series of steps VBrick is taking to link IP video streaming with enterprise-class unified communications platforms.

VEMS At-a-Glance

VEMS is currently the only complete IP video streaming solution on the market that:

--  Eliminates bandwidth roadblocks;  VBrick's intelligent video
    networking functionality uses defined zones to dynamically direct users to
    IP video content and prevent them from pulling multiple video streams over
    low bandwidth WAN links
    
--  Scales to tens of thousands of concurrent users; the VBrick Reflector
    appliance, installed at the network edge, ensures VBrick can scale to meet
    the needs of virtually any enterprise on the planet
    
--  Manages live or on-demand video from high-end CEO/executive
    "broadcasts" and dynamic video marketing campaigns to ad-hoc, employee-
    driven communications
    
--  Deploys quickly within any existing IT infrastructure, eliminating the
    time and cost concerns that have kept many enterprises from realizing the
    tremendous business benefits associated with live and on-demand IP video
    streaming
    
--  Includes a highly intuitive user interface for easy access to media
    with advanced search features that make finding stored video content as
    simple as using Google or YouTube;  VEMS' advanced presentation delivery
    system ensures all video content can be easily integrated with various
    presentation software programs as well as employee/customer feedback tools
    (e.g., polling, Q/A applications)
    

"The launch of VEMS significantly advances our unified communications capabilities and establishes IP video streaming at the forefront of enterprise collaboration strategies," said Vince Graziani, chief executive officer, VBrick. "With VEMS we've created the only solution on the market that makes IP video streaming simple to manage, easy to integrate with other collaboration technologies and able to scale to meet the needs of the largest enterprise customers."

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

Contact Information

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    VBrick
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