VBrick Systems to Demonstrate Streaming DVD at eLearning

April 18, 2001

WASHINGTON, DC – VBrick Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of DVD-quality network video appliances, said that it would demonstrate its new MPEG-2 “Streaming DVD” products at the eLearning Conference and Exhibition, held here this week. The demonstration will be presented in the VBrick booth, #1027, during the show.

“VBrick is excited to demonstrate the capabilities of its newest MPEG-2 products. Streaming DVD is more than a catch phrase. When people see the quality of the video and hear the quality of the audio, they too, want streaming DVD,” said Rich Mavrogeanes, president and founder of VBrick Systems, Inc.

VBrick products provide a convenient and simple way to improve communications. Using VBricks, organizations can increase productivity and reduce downtime by monitoring assembly lines, inform personnel by streaming news and information directly to their PCs, reduce costs by training personnel and educating students remotely and enhance security by observing critical areas with high-quality surveillance.

Used by educators throughout the country, VBrick’s are ideal for distance learning and training applications. VBrick’s low-cost, ease-of-use and high reliability enable organizations to quickly establish television-quality one-way or two-way visual communications.

“The VBricks have been very stable and reliable, in fact, the first six VBricks FMCC received were connected to our security system and have been running 24/7 for six months without a single failure,” said Kevin Ross, Assistant Dean of Institutional Technology for Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

“Our distance learning implementation has been so successful that schools in our district as well as other SUNY (State Universities of New York) universities are asking for assistance setting-up their own VBrick-based distance learning systems,” Mr. Ross continued.

Other educators had this to say about VBrick’s newest product, the VBrick Model 6000 series full duplex MPEG-2 encoder/decoder: “We’ve deployed the VBrick Model 3200 at almost every high school and college in the state of Utah,” said Tony Bueno of the Utah Education Network. “We have evaluated the new VBrick 6000 and are impressed with its video quality, reliability, ease-of-use, features and its competitive price.”

Internet2 and Streaming Video – The Perfect Partnership?

Internet2 is the next-generation Internet. Over 180 U.S. universities are working in partnership with industry and government to deploy advanced network applications and technologies. High on the list of intended applications is high-quality streaming video. VBrick is working with many Internet2 universities helping them deliver video over their local and wide-area networks.

Cost-Effective Network Video Solutions

Since its inception in 1998, VBrick has established new price/performance levels for the network video equipment market. Its new MPEG-2 products continue that leadership by incorporating important features and functions in small footprints with easy-to-use configuration, management and user interfaces. VBrick extends its leadership by offering these new products at a fraction of the cost of competitive products.

See Streaming DVD at these upcoming events

VBrick will also demonstrate its new MPEG-2 streaming DVD products at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, April 23rd through the 26th, and at the Networld+Interop (N+I) conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, May 6th through the 11th.

About VBrick Systems

VBrick Systems, Inc. enables customers to deliver quality vision across their networks through innovation in the size, cost, functionality and quality of its networking products. The company designs, manufactures, and markets affordable high-performance audio/video networking systems for broadband and wideband network applications. VBrick Systems provides true DVD-quality video and CD-quality audio on an end-to-end basis for videoconferencing, distance learning, remote monitoring, video-on-demand and video authoring applications. The company is located in Wallingford, Connecticut USA. Additional information can be found at the VBrick web site www.vbrick.com.