VNCI Corporate Growth Leads to Expansion in Sales Management Team

Mike Bennis, Former VTEL Executive, Named Director of Sales, Government



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Video Network Communications, Inc.

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Video Network Communications,
 Inc. (VNCI) (Nasdaq:   VNCI), a leader in enterprise video communications, today
 announced a strategic appointment to their vertically focused sales team.
 Mike Bennis has joined VNCI as the newly appointed Director of Sales for the
 Government market.
     "I'm extremely pleased to be a member of the VNCI sales team," said
 Bennis. "The momentum for video networking is building right now, and VNCI is
 positioned to take a leadership role. I look forward to bringing the message
 of this technology to government agencies and to expanding our military
 applications. Unsurpassed TV-quality, platform-independence, secure access,
 and point-and-click functionality make VNCI's video system an ideal solution
 for the unique and demanding needs of government customers."
     Mr. Bennis brings to VNCI over 20 years of communications sales experience
 with VTEL and Northern Telecom (now Nortel Networks).  His strategic planning,
 management skills, and dedication to his customers enabled him to successfully
 grow video technology within major government agencies that included the
 Departments of Defense, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs. Bennis holds a
 BS in Business Management from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania School
 of Business.
     "Mike's in-depth knowledge of the video industry and the specific
 communication needs of the government make him an invaluable member of the
 VNCI sales management team," noted Stephen LaMarche, Vice President of Sales
 and Marketing.  "He'll be assisted by the experience we've already gained from
 our federal court system and US military installations, and by VNCI's unique,
 LAN-independent video networking technology."
 
     About Video Network Communications, Inc.
     Video Network Communications designs, develops, and markets video
 distribution systems that provide full-motion, high-resolution video
 networking, enabling video broadcast distribution, retrieval of stored
 video-on-demand and interpersonal video communications.  The patented
 technology allows the VNCI system to use the same wiring as the telephone to
 bring TV-quality video anywhere there is a phone line. The ISDN/IP and ATM
 Gateway solutions extend the reach of the VNCI Video System from enterprise
 desktops out to the wide-area-networks (WANs). The Company's common stock,
 units and warrants are listed on The Nasdaq SmallCap Market under the symbols
 "VNCI" and "VNCIW" respectively. VNCI can be found at www.vnci.net.
 
     Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in
 this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number
 of risks and uncertainties.  Actual results and future events may vary
 significantly based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to,
 risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products
 and continuing product demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing,
 changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's
 most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE Video Network Communications, Inc.
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Video Network Communications,
 Inc. (VNCI) (Nasdaq:   VNCI), a leader in enterprise video communications, today
 announced a strategic appointment to their vertically focused sales team.
 Mike Bennis has joined VNCI as the newly appointed Director of Sales for the
 Government market.
     "I'm extremely pleased to be a member of the VNCI sales team," said
 Bennis. "The momentum for video networking is building right now, and VNCI is
 positioned to take a leadership role. I look forward to bringing the message
 of this technology to government agencies and to expanding our military
 applications. Unsurpassed TV-quality, platform-independence, secure access,
 and point-and-click functionality make VNCI's video system an ideal solution
 for the unique and demanding needs of government customers."
     Mr. Bennis brings to VNCI over 20 years of communications sales experience
 with VTEL and Northern Telecom (now Nortel Networks).  His strategic planning,
 management skills, and dedication to his customers enabled him to successfully
 grow video technology within major government agencies that included the
 Departments of Defense, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs. Bennis holds a
 BS in Business Management from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania School
 of Business.
     "Mike's in-depth knowledge of the video industry and the specific
 communication needs of the government make him an invaluable member of the
 VNCI sales management team," noted Stephen LaMarche, Vice President of Sales
 and Marketing.  "He'll be assisted by the experience we've already gained from
 our federal court system and US military installations, and by VNCI's unique,
 LAN-independent video networking technology."
 
     About Video Network Communications, Inc.
     Video Network Communications designs, develops, and markets video
 distribution systems that provide full-motion, high-resolution video
 networking, enabling video broadcast distribution, retrieval of stored
 video-on-demand and interpersonal video communications.  The patented
 technology allows the VNCI system to use the same wiring as the telephone to
 bring TV-quality video anywhere there is a phone line. The ISDN/IP and ATM
 Gateway solutions extend the reach of the VNCI Video System from enterprise
 desktops out to the wide-area-networks (WANs). The Company's common stock,
 units and warrants are listed on The Nasdaq SmallCap Market under the symbols
 "VNCI" and "VNCIW" respectively. VNCI can be found at www.vnci.net.
 
     Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in
 this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number
 of risks and uncertainties.  Actual results and future events may vary
 significantly based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to,
 risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products
 and continuing product demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing,
 changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's
 most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  Video Network Communications, Inc.