SOURCE: Altus Learning Systems

Altus Learning Systems

June 16, 2010 09:00 ET

Altus Learning Systems Introduces Industry-First Enterprise Video Search Optimized for iPad, iPhone and BlackBerry

Cloud-Based vSearch Mobile Empowers Corporate Employees, Customers and Partners to Seamlessly Access Critical Rich Media Content on the Go

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -  Altus, a leader in enterprise video search solutions for sales enablement and knowledge sharing, today announced the release of vSearch Mobile™, the first SaaS-based video solution to store, manage and make fully searchable -- to the exact point of interest -- rich media generated from virtually any source. vSearch Mobile is optimized for today's leading mobile devices, including iPad™, iPhone™, BlackBerry™, and Android™ handsets. Building on the mobile nature of today's workforce and the video capabilities of handheld devices, vSearch Mobile helps companies organize and share time-critical corporate knowledge, and allows their users to access that knowledge, faster and more conveniently than ever before.

Using vSearch, an organization can rapidly build a cloud-based knowledge portal, make the portal a single, centralized repository for corporate presentations and rich media content of all kinds, and enable 24x7 access to files on the portal from anywhere in the world. Unlike other approaches to the knowledge-access challenge, vSearch not only reduces information retrieval times dramatically -- allowing a user to locate an exact word or phrase in a narrated 10,000-word presentation in seconds -- but provides access to that information from the popular mobile devices that corporate users rely on in distributed, telecommuting or other mobile work environments. 

Information for a Mobile Workforce
"For the first time, corporate knowledge shared verbally in any setting can be captured from any system, stored centrally in the vSearch cloud, and made searchable to the point of interest and reusable on any device including smartphones, tablets and notebook or desktop computers," said Ted Cocheu, CEO of Altus. "Users can spend their time using the new-found information in their work, eliminating hours of fruitless searches and lost productivity."

"Sales costs will continue to outpace revenue growth in 2010, driving the need for sales organizations to increase their productivity," said Michael Gerard, Vice President of International Data Corporation's (IDC) Sales Advisory Practice. "This need for greater sales productivity, coupled with the convergence of mobile devices, video capabilities and cloud computing, creates 'the perfect storm' for Altus, and the mobile capability enables users of iPad, Droid and other devices to view and search rich media down to the spoken word."

vSearch Mobile arrives at a time when the mobile workforce is reaching critical mass, noted Cocheu. In February 2009, developer Research in Motion announced reaching the 50-million-unit sales mark for the BlackBerry, and Apple reports sales of 33.75 million Apple iPhones to date. Researchers at IDC predict a workforce of over one billion mobile web users by the end of 2010. "To paraphrase a popular sentiment, 'mobile is the new desktop,'" said Cocheu. "Knowledge access and retrieval today are critical anytime, anywhere and any way people need them, and developers whose products and services do not encompass the needs of the mobile worker will miss out on the most dynamic trend in workforce decentralization in years." 

Desktop-Like Functionality on Tablets
With vSearch Mobile, information access on tablet devices such as the Apple iPad or the soon-to-be-announced Google Android-powered tablets provides a user experience identical to that on a desktop or laptop computer. vSearch Mobile is video-optimized for the large screen size of these devices, providing simplified on-the-go access and searchability of videos, documents, blogs and communities. Mobile users of tablets can create and collaborate on presentations and then store them on their vSearch-based information portal for later retrieval. A tablet device is also the ideal user interface for vSearch Mobile users who may wish to combine, or "mash up," videos and then store them on their information portal.

vSearch Mobile is SaaS-based software (Software as a Service) and is available now. For sales information, contact Altus Learning Systems at (408) 355-9357. For general information, contact Altus Learning Systems at (408) 395-9154 or at

About Altus Learning Systems
Altus is a leading provider of video search and management systems for the enterprise. Altus enables users to capture, share and search video content down to the spoken word. Organizations deploying Altus for sales enablement, training, collaboration, or knowledge sharing can deliver critical knowledge to large, geographically-dispersed audiences, including employees, partners and customers. Accessible on demand through a rich media portal, searchable content can be instantly accessed and easily reused. Altus SaaS-based (Software as a Service) solutions provide organizations the means to use searchable video content to dramatically improve their productivity. Global giants such as Cisco, GM, IBM, NetApp, and Oracle rely on Altus to achieve outstanding ROI, substantial productivity gains, and millions of dollars of savings in reduced travel and training costs. More information is available at

Altus Learning Systems is a trademark and vSearch is a registered trademark of Altus Learning Systems, Inc. All other trademarked terms used in this document are the properties of their respective owners.

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