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December 16, 2010 07:00 ET

Echo360 Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award

Echo360 Recognized for Comprehensive EchoSystem Blended Learning Solution

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - Echo360, www.echo360.com, the leader in campus-wide solutions for blended learning and lecture capture, today announced that leading analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has recognized it with the 2010 Global Product Line Strategy of the Year for Lecture Capture Solutions. The award acknowledges that Echo360 is the only provider that offers a comprehensive approach to creating the instructional media needed to deliver blended learning and lecture capture services at scale in higher education.

Echo360 provides significant flexibility for instructors to enhance their courses with rich media from virtually any location with a suite of mix-and-match recording options. The award cites that this approach to capture, exclusive to Echo360, stands out in the industry.

"The market for institutional capture is entering a period of accelerated adoption as institutions around the world continue to adopt lecture capture solutions to enhance student experience for on-premise and distance learning initiatives," states Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Aimee Roberts. "Overall, Echo360's holistic approach to lecture capture is unsurpassed by any other vendor in the space."

Frost & Sullivan notes that Echo360 has a four-pronged approach to record content that includes:

  • For fixed deployments, smart classrooms and technically sophisticated lecture halls, the EchoSystem capture appliance is used in conjunction with EchoSystem capture software
  • For fixed deployments and classrooms with computers, EchoSystem capture software leverages the existing technology investment
  • For capture outside the classroom, EchoSystem personal capture is installed on instructor laptops to capture tutorials and learning modules
  • For upload of video and screencasts created with outside software tools and consumer or professional-grade cameras, EchoSystem is now offering a new feature called external media ingest

These options provide institutions with a single solution to automatically record and manage instructional media at scale. No other provider offers this comprehensive combination of options.

"We're proud that Echo360 has moved beyond the realm of lecture capture to deliver a blended learning solution that gives instructors the ability to create instructional media everywhere teaching occurs," said Fred Singer, Echo360 CEO. "We are excited that Frost & Sullivan has recognized that our solution is the right choice for higher education with the 2010 Global Product Line Strategy Award."

About Echo360

Echo360 envisions an opportunity for every student to be freed from traditional barriers to learning with an on-demand education 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 the students' terms with full and unbounded access to classroom-based content via multiplatform replay. Developed in partnership with the University of Western Australia, Echo360 means scalable and affordable lecture capture solutions that can provide institutions of all sizes with universal availability of lecture content. Learn more at www.echo360.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Mary Young
    Director, Marketing
    Echo360
    Email Contact
    c) 703-963-2467
    o) 703-948-3043

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