2004 Fast 50

8: VBrick Systems Inc.
Location: Wallingford, Conn.
Annual growth rate: 124.46%
2003 Revenue: 5,648,070
2002 Revenue: 4,873,405
2001 Revenue: 3,206,661
2000 Revenue: 535,029
1999 Revenue: 222,503
Leadership: Dr. Frederick Gayer
Number of employees: 88
Website: www.vbrick.com
Lines of business: Develop, design, manufacture and support video distribution products over broadband network - for use in applications including news and information distribution, video conferencing, distance learning, training and surveillance
Major customers: Defense Department, Air Force, National Security Council, Army, Department of Energy, NASA, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Orange County Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Transportation, New York State Throughway Authority, Houston Police Department
Major contracts/projects: VBrick Systems was contracted by the Air Force to provide video communications across 85 mobile bases worldwide through its Theatre Deployable Communications (TDC) program. The video distribution solution enables deployed units to digitally transmit and receive real-time DVD-quality streaming video to any desktop plugged into the TDC infrastructure. The Brick solution delivers various content, including sports, news and entertainment for morale, as well as surveillance video feeds for intelligence and force protection.