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VBrick Systems Streams Unmanned Vehicle Field Test

DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 taps VBrick for live Webcast from starting line to winner?s circle (October 10, 2005)

DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 organizers selected VBrick Systems to provide digital video appliances that streamed real-time video to the Grand Challenge central command. Grand Challenge organizers used the VBrick appliance digital video streams to track the event and provide live webcast content that was available online to all Grand Challenge enthusiasts worldwide. VBrick MPEG-4 encoder appliances were installed in multiple vehicles monitoring the event and at the start and finish lines thereby providing Grand Challenge officials and webcast viewers with engaging course views.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Grand Challenge 2005 is a field test of robotic ground vehicles designed to spotlight autonomous vehicle technology advances and accelerate the deployment of unmanned ground vehicles for military applications. DARPA announced that 23 teams successfully passed preliminary field test trials and compete for a $2 million prize on Saturday, October 8, 2005. The 150-mile course spaned extreme desert and mountain terrain near Primm, Nevada.

Webcast Address: See the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 at

DARPA is the central research and development organization for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The agency manages research and development projects for the DoD and pursues research in technology areas where the risk can be very high, but success provides dramatic capability advances for the DoD.

About VBrick Systems
VBrick Systems, Inc., creates and delivers innovative networked video solutions that enhance communications and reduce costs for organizations around the world. VBricks broad range of video solutions provide the simplest and most reliable visual communications to businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies ranging in use from distributing news and information to distance-learning to training and surveillance. VBrick has garnered numerous industry accolades, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Connecticut Technology Fast 50, and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Award for Innovation in Media in the Content Delivery category. Based in Wallingford, Connecticut, USA, VBrick Systems products are distributed through industry-leading value-added resellers, system integrators, and distributors.

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