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IVCi to Resell STARBAK’s High-Performance Torrent Family of Products for Streaming Media and Video Conferencing Over IP

Hauppauge, NY and Columbus, OH – March 5, 2002 – International Video-Conferencing, Inc. (IVCi), ranked 81 on the Inc 500 list of the nation’s fastest growing privately-held companies for 2001, and STARBAK Communications, the leader in award-winning, high-performance streaming media solutions, today announced they have signed an agreement for IVCi to resell STARBAK’s Torrent family of products.

Under the agreement, IVCi will provide its customers with STARBAK’s Torrent 100 Streaming Media Appliance—a high-performance video on demand server for multi-format streaming over IP networks and STARBAK’s Torrent CE Conferencing Engine—the world’s first and only H.323 video conference to streaming media gateway. STARBAK’s Torrent CE was recently awarded Internet Telephony’s Product of the Year Award for its innovation in the Multimedia Conferencing sector.

“At STARBAK we are committed to building out a first-class distribution channel to provide quality service to our end users,” said Dan Acquafredda, STARBAK’s Vice President of Channel Sales. “We are proud to be working with a company like IVCi, a leader in the integration of IP communications, with an outstanding commitment to the video conferencing industry and their customer.”

“As video conferencing over-IP continues to gain ground in the enterprise, our customers are demanding products with more in-depth features and functionality to support these business-critical initiatives,” said Richard Blackwell, Executive Vice President & CTO of IVCi. “STARBAK’s high-quality streaming and on-demand recording capabilities for multi-point video conferences provides this additional value-added service at affordable price-points. We look forward to furthering our relationship with STARBAK, while continuing to make it easier for our customers to acquire and readily deploy best-of-breed video conferencing, streaming and private IP video networking solutions.”

About IVCi

IVCi works closely with customers to meet their video conferencing integration and private IP video communications needs. Operating three offices in New York state, as well as Atlanta, Tampa, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, North Carolina, New England and Salt Lake City, in addition to a sister-company with two offices in the United Kingdom, IVCi is highly regarded and well known as a leader in the video conferencing industry. Ranked # 81 on the 2001 Inc 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing privately-held companies, IVCi boasts an active customer-base of numerous Fortune 5000 companies, and provides every requirement necessary to meet their video conferencing integration needs.

IVCi’s newest offering, IntelliNet*, is an intelligent video collaboration network that provides customers with a high-quality, private, secure and unlimited-use IP video conferencing connection for face-to-face communication between worldwide office locations. In addition, our well-regarded Audio/Visual Division provides customers with the highest quality of design-build, customized audio/visual & multimedia solutions for existing or new video conferencing environments.

For additional information on IVCi’s suite of products and services, please contact the our Corporate Headquarters in Hauppauge, New York, USA at 800-224-7083800-224-7083 or +1 631-273-5800+1 631-273-5800, or visit our web site at


STARBAK Communications, privately funded, is dedicated to reducing the cost and complexity of delivering streaming multimedia to customers, employees, and business partners. The company has implemented high performance Windows Media and RTSP streaming and cache proxy engines running under various UNIX operating systems including Linux. These solutions are easily integrated into existing network infrastructures while providing performance far superior to competitive products, including the ability to stream multiple formats from a single unit. The company was founded last year in Cleveland, Ohio, and its first product, the Torrent Streaming Media Network Appliance, was launched in Q2 of 2001. STARBAK’s Torrent CE video conferencing Gateway is the winner of Internet Telephony’s prestigious Product of the Year Award. For more information, please visit our website at:

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