SOURCE: Echo360

May 15, 2008 09:00 ET

Basex Names Echo360 a Visionary Vendor in Educational Technology

IT Research Firm Recognizes Lecture Capture as Transforming Education

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - Echo360 (www.Echo360.com), higher education's first-choice for letting students relive the classroom experience on demand, has been named a "Visionary Vendor" in education technology by Basex, a leading knowledge economy research and advisory firm.

In its report "Technologies to Teach the Thumb Generation," Basex recognized Echo360 for its contribution to educational technology. The EchoSystem platform for campus-wide lecture capture enhances the collegiate experience by recording, indexing and distributing lecture content and materials. Viewable 24/7 on computers and mobile devices, on-demand access to lectures improves student retention and satisfaction.

"We chose Echo360 as a Visionary Vendor because it demonstrates significant advancements in classroom technology," said Jonathan B. Spira, Chief Analyst at Basex. "Echo360 is at the forefront of changing the way information is shared by teachers and consumed by students."

The report highlights the unique technology approach implemented by Echo360 to facilitate campus-wide lecture capture. The EchoSystem includes a centralized hub to schedule, manage and monitor lecture capture operations, as well as a first-of-its-kind dedicated hardware appliance to capture content inside the classrooms. The system requires no faculty interaction, making it easy to offer lecture capture without additional labor time or costs.

"The Basex report confirms Echo360's philosophy that education must embrace the technology-centric lifestyle to which the millennial generation has become accustomed," said Mark Jones, Echo360's President and General Manager. "We're pleased that industry-leading research firms like Basex are recognizing the valuable role lecture capture is playing in student retention and satisfaction."

For additional information about Echo360, log on to www.Echo360.com.

About Echo360

Echo360 envisions a time when all students are freed from traditional barriers to learning with an "education on demand" experience. Full-time, part-time, distance, continuing, and online all describe today's student, living in a 24/7 world. On-demand media and education converge at Echo360, helping colleges and universities engage students on their terms with full and unbounded access to their classroom-based content through multiplatform replay. Developed in partnership with the University of Western Australia, Echo360 offers scalable and affordable lecture capture solutions that empower institutions of any size to provide universal availability of lecture content to their students. From New York to Newcastle, Melbourne to Mexico City, Echo360 touches the lives of more students in over than 1,000 higher education classrooms around the globe.

About Basex

Basex is the world's foremost knowledge economy research and advisory firm. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in New York City, Basex provides senior business executives from organizations across the globe with strategic advice, business and technology guidance, best practices, and insight about knowledge worker management and productivity. For more information about Basex, go to http://www.basex.com.

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