SOURCE: Accordent Technologies

October 31, 2006 15:00 ET

Accordent Technologies Announces Accordent Media Management System™ -- First Platform for Managing, Securing and Measuring Enterprise Rich Media Communications

HP, JPMorgan Chase, Linklaters, Gaston County Public School System and NYCDOT Already Using System for Organization-Wide Communications

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- Streaming Media West -- Accordent Technologies today announced the Accordent Media Management System™ , the industry's first platform for managing, securing and measuring rich media communications on an organizational scale. Unlike traditional content management systems -- which focus on static information like documents -- the Accordent Media Management System uniquely enables organizations to continuously track, measure and report on audience interaction with rich media assets to determine rich media communications effectiveness and ROI.

Accordent also announced a number of blue-chip clients that have centrally deployed the system in mission-critical communications, training and educational initiatives. These include technology solutions provider Hewlett-Packard, financial services firm JPMorgan Chase, London-based Linklaters -- one of the world's largest law firms, the Gaston County Public School System in North Carolina and the New York Department of Transportation.

Designed specifically for communications created with Accordent's award-winning content creation products -- the Accordent Capture Station™ and Accordent PresenterPRO™, its flagship distributed network webcasting product -- the Accordent Media Management System gives users unparalleled ability to search, manage, edit and repurpose not just metadata from finished rich media presentations, but the video, audio, slide text, slide note text and VGA components of those presentations.

The Accordent Media Management System integrates with existing IT and network infrastructure and corporate databases to automate the many stages of creating, distributing, managing and tracking rich media assets. System features include:

--  Content Management Portal - An enterprise-class, custom-branded portal
    for rich media asset categorization and management. The portal includes an
    intuitive search menu that lets administrators quickly and easily locate
    assets to maximize their value;
    
--  Enhanced Reporting - The Accordent Media Management system integrates
    with LDAP and other databases to collect information about viewer behavior
    -- such as how long viewers watched a particular segment, their activity
    during viewing, if they interacted with rich media elements, the average
    session length and peak viewer times and dates. This feature enables
    administrators to provide incisive feedback to help presenters measure and
    improve the effectiveness of their rich media communications;
    
--  User Authentication and Tracking - Organizations can secure content
    from unauthorized viewers and monitor viewing habits using this system
    feature. Once a viewer has been authenticated, the system monitors their
    average viewing habits. It can provide real-time information about exactly
    which viewers are online during live events and track on-demand media
    consumption over time.
    
"Accordent's Fortune 500, government and educational clients have been at the forefront of implementing some of the world's most advanced rich media communications systems," said Mike Newman, CEO of Accordent Technologies. "These customers have given us unique insight on how to manage and measure these transactions to deliver optimal value to the organization. These industry best practices can now benefit all our clients through the Accordent Media Management System."

The Accordent Rich Media Communications Suite is the only automated, end-to-end infrastructure for creating, distributing, managing and measuring the effectiveness of multimedia presentation assets. In addition to the Accordent Capture Station™, the company's rich media creation products include its flagship PresenterPRO Enterprise Edition™, a live and on-demand webcasting solution for organizations that includes interactive features, such as polling, survey and moderated Q&A features, and Accordent PresenterPLUS™, Accordent's professional-caliber presentation editing tool.

The Accordent Media Management System gives organizations unparalleled ability to manage, search and control their Accordent rich media assets -- from user authentication to certification, database integration and enhanced reporting -- in order to understand and monitor rich media communications effectiveness.

About Accordent Technologies, Inc.

Accordent Technologies provides enterprise-wide rich media communications solutions that enable world-class organizations to inform, train and engage their audiences online. More than 1500 customers worldwide, including Unisys, JPMorgan Chase, Ford, Harvard and National Institutes of Health, rely on Accordent solutions to create, manage, distribute and measure the effectiveness of their multimedia presentation assets. Accordent has earned distinction for its award-winning products and long-standing commitment to the success of its customers and partners. Learn more about Accordent's exceptional solutions at www.accordent.com.

Contact Information

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