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VideoFurnace teams up with Techex to support European market

Video Furnace (www.videofurnace.com), a leading provider of enterprise-class IP video solutions, today signed an agreement with Techex (www.techex.co.uk), Europe's largest distributor of video transmission technology, to resell Video Furnace System 4 throughout Europe, effectively increasing market coverage by at least 33 percent.

Video Furnace System 4 provides Techex customers with an easy to deploy, affordable to maintain and simple to use solution for organizations to securely and cost-effectively deliver live, broadcast and on-demand TV-quality video to any network-connected computers and TVs. The Video Furnace solution supports all operating systems and does not require any resident player software, browser plug-ins or hardware on the connected devices, which is an industry first.

"The Techex team has a long track-record of success selling video transmission solutions to companies around the globe, said Howard Weinzimmer, Video Furnace CEO. "Their depth of product knowledge, broad market reach and dedicated support staff make them an ideal partner to present our IP video solution to enterprise, education, financial services and other industries looking for a complete video delivery solution."

"We've been selling video streaming and VOD products for a very long time, and in our view, Video Furnace is the most complete, powerful system available," said Chris Bailey, managing director, Techex. "Organizations and schools want a solution that's quick to deploy and easy for end-users to operate; Video Furnace is up and running in no time and requires no training what-so-ever. It couldn't be more intuitive. What's more, because it is a software-centric solution, it provides an easy and economic upgrade path when new functionality is available."

About Video Furnace
Video Furnace is a leading provider of end-to-end, enterprise-class IP video solutions. With more than 2.5 million users daily worldwide, the six-year-old company quickly has established its IP video system as the video distribution technology of choice in commercial, education and government settings.

The Video Furnace IP video distribution system is a complete, highly scalable solution that leverages an organization's existing network to enable companies to securely and cost-effectively deliver live, broadcast and on-demand TV-quality video to any network-connected computers as well as to any TVs connected via Video Furnace's digital set-top box. Easy to deploy, affordable to maintain and simple to use, it is the only fully integrated solution that supports all operating systems, and it is the only one that does not require any resident player software, browser plug-ins or hardware on the connected devices. Organizations use the Video Furnace system to securely deliver live and recorded events, distance learning, corporate training, digital signage, security monitoring, TV distribution and mission-critical communications.

Privately held, the Chicago-area company distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors. More information is available at http://www.videofurnace.com.

About Techex
Techex is an industry leading supplier of video transmission technology. Having specialized in graphics and video for some thirty years Techex occupies a unique position in the digital media market representing cutting edge technology companies such as Scientific-Atlanta, Exterity, Video Furnace, Haivision, T-VIPS, ADI, Optibase, Integral Technologies, Viewcast and Winnov among others. With sister operations that also specialize in value added distribution, system integration, project management, consultancy and e-commerce, few if any other company can offer both suppliers and clients the broad range of products and services that Techex has done successfully for the last 30 years. www.techex.co.uk