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I2-NEWS: VBrick Systems Collaborates With Internet2 to Provide Leading Video Technology To Universities
- From: Greg Wood <>
- Subject: I2-NEWS: VBrick Systems Collaborates With Internet2 to Provide Leading Video Technology To Universities
- Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 09:32:31 -0400
- Organization: Internet2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VBrick Systems Collaborates With Internet2 to Provide
Leading Video Technology To Universities
-- VBrick Provides MPEG-2 Hardware and Software Solutions for Internet2
Members' Use; University of California at San Diego and Gallaudet
University To Benefit Immediately --
WALLINGFORD, CT and WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2002 - VBrick Systems, Inc.,
a leader in affordable DVD-quality video networking solutions, and
Internet2, a consortium led by over 190 universities working in
partnership with industry and government, announced today that VBrick
has provided approximately $100,000 in equipment and software for use by
Internet2's mission is to accelerate the creation of tomorrow's Internet
by helping members develop and deploy advanced network applications and
technologies today. VBrick has provided state-of-the-art MPEG-2 units
and accompanying software to the Internet2 community - some units will
be available for all members to use on a pool basis, and some units will
be shipped directly to two universities.
VBrick Systems selected the University of California at San Diego and
Gallaudet University from over 20 institutions that submitted
applications for the award-winning technology. The University of
California will use VBrick technology to connect its five medical
centers to the San Diego campus to provide continuing medical education
to rural clinics via UCTV, the University's direct broadcast channel.
Gallaudet University, the world's only Liberal Arts University for the
Deaf, will be using video conferencing, broadcast and video-on demand to
supplement on-line courseware, sign language training, remote
interpreting and special events broadcasts of deaf cultural events and
"We are very pleased to have been selected by VBrick Systems to receive
this important technology," said Dr. Cynthia M. King, executive director
of academic technology at Gallaudet University. "Real-time remote
communications using sign language will be greatly improved with the
DVD-quality available with VBrick's video networking products."
"Bringing together advanced networking capabilities deployed by
Internet2 universities and leading-edge technology developed by an
Internet2 corporate member will demonstrate the kind of collaboration
capabilities the Internet of the future will enable," said Ted Hanss,
director of applications development for Internet2. "This effort
embodies the cooperation between industry and academia that is at the
heart of Internet2."
"VBrick has long supported the efforts of the Internet2 consortium and
we recognize the profound impact it will have on the evolution of the
Internet," said Rich Mavrogeanes, president and founder of VBrick
Systems. "It is our hope that by donating this equipment, the
University of California at San Diego and Gallaudet University, as well
as others in the consortium, will begin to experience first hand the
power that DVD-quality two-way television over IP can bring to their
VBrick Systems offers a family of powerful yet affordable video
networking products for use across a wide range of applications. In
addition to MPEG video network appliances, VBrick Systems also offers
complete turn-key Streaming Distribution Systems, Video On Demand
Servers, and software like StreamPlayerII and StreamPump as well as a
wide range of accessories.
About VBrick Systems, Inc.
VBrick Systems, Inc. develops, manufactures and supports MPEG hardware
and software products and systems that deliver DVD-quality video and
audio through existing broadband networks, enabling organizations to
make one- and two-way video an essential part of their operations. These
powerful yet affordable video solutions are used by businesses,
educational institutions and government agencies in a range of
applications including news and information distribution, video
conferencing, distance learning, training and security and surveillance.
Based in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA, VBrick Systems' products are
distributed through industry-leading value-added resellers, system
integrators and distributors. Find out more at www.VBrick.com/.
Led by over 190 U.S. universities, working with industry and government,
Internet2 is developing and deploying advanced network applications and
technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the
creation of tomorrow's Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships
among academia, industry, and government that helped foster today's
Internet in its infancy. For more information about Internet2, see:
Sterling Hager, Inc.
617.926.6665, ext. 215
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- I2-NEWS: VBrick Systems Collaborates With Internet2 to Provide Leading Video Technology To Universities, Greg Wood, 05/02/2002
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