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VBrick Intros New H.264 Suite

Media streaming manufacturer VBrick recently unveiled an integrated suite of H.264-specific products to power the creation, delivery, and consumption of live or on-demand IP video for enterprise customers, making H.264 video content available both inside and outside a firewall to up of 100,000 viewers simultaneously.

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Media streaming manufacturer VBrick recently unveiled an integrated suite of H.264-specific products to power the creation, delivery, and consumption of live or on-demand IP video for enterprise customers, making H.264 video content available both inside and outside a firewall to up of 100,000 viewers simultaneously, according to the company.

The H.264 product suite features VBrick's next generation Networked Video Appliance, which is built on a redesigned architecture and supports both standard and high-definition video delivery with maximum bandwidth optimization. Other components of the suite include a new set-top box; hardware decoder that provides always-on H.264 decoding; 11-slot rack-mount shelf; and new enhancements to VBrick's Enterprise Media System (VEMS). Finally, the suite includes H.264-based Flash video delivery in the VBrick Online Streaming Service (VBOSS).

The H.264 encoding and distribution process is managed with the VBrick Enterprise Media System, which uses bandwidth optimization to intelligently route users to the best location to receive video content without impacting the performance of other networked applications, company officials say.

The Networked Video Appliance is available in both an industrial or enterprise version to meet the specific video delivery needs of any sizes organization. The 15-model family allows customers to deliver video in a wide range of quality (from 3G to HD) over any network infrastructure with improved quality and bandwidth utilization, VBrick says.

VBrick's new set-top box is suited to cost-sensitive installations that require large-scale deployment to plasma and other flat screen displays. It is compatible with VBrick's Video On Demand server and Network Video Recorder and can be controlled via an infrared remote and be configured for interactive or standalone use. The box supports H.264 content so any viewer can experience both high and standard definition video--either scheduled or on-demand.

VBrick's new 11-slot Rack Mount Shelf is a fully redundant system so its operation is never impacted by power supply or fan failure. The shelf's modules can be swapped while the system is still running to ensure non-stop performance. Moreover, a variety of blade options provide maximum flexibility for different I/O and video resolutions, according to the company. The shelf is compactly designed with all I/O accessible from the front, with comprehensive cable management and mounting features included.



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