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VBrick Systems Unveils New Video Distribution Capabilities for Global Enterprises

Nov 20, 2006 2:45 PM

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VBrick Systems introduced a new version of its WM Appliance, which enables organizations to deliver Internet Protocol (IP) video to remote sites by sidestepping low-bandwidth connectivity roadblocks. The new VBrick WM Appliance provides robust digital video to all enterprise locations—empowering organizations to expand communications with workers, partners, prospects, and customers worldwide. The VBrick WM Appliance offers live and on-demand video in the ubiquitous Windows Media format to simplify user access to dynamic digital content.

The requirement to communicate with employees and additional audiences quickly and effectively is essential to business success. Delivering clear, consistent messages globally is difficult because traditional communications such as memos, e-mails, and voice messages are often ignored or misinterpreted. To overcome these communications challenges, organizations are increasingly using digital video to reach their key stakeholders. However, low-bandwidth links to branch offices, coupled with the lack of onsite IT expertise, create significant hurdles to distributing digital video across global enterprises.

New VBrick WM Appliance Reflector capabilities remove digital video access barriers by enabling organizations to stream, store, and replay digital video presentations and content regardless of location. Live delivery, combined with storing and "time-shifting" video files on VBrick WM Appliances, enable users across the globe to view and replay important corporate communications, product training, digital signage, and other valuable content during their traditional workdays.

"Clear communication is critical to ensuring that all cogs in the business engine interlock seamlessly to drive corporate growth," says Joe Mendonca, director of streaming technologies, HB Communications. "VBrick's new WM Appliance Reflector feature enables organizations to provide clear and powerful video applications to branch offices and employees located across the globe."

The new Reflector functionality enables a VBrick WM Appliance to broadcast one stream across a low-bandwidth Wide Area Network (WAN) link. A second VBrick appliance located at a branch office receives the WAN stream and then retransmits the video to an unlimited number of branch office viewers or to another VBrick appliance. An optional WM Appliance hard drive enables branch offices to record and replay video segments anytime.

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