SOURCE: Netbriefings

May 15, 2007 10:07 ET

Netbriefings Launches Proclaim, New Multimedia Webcast Creation Tool

Proclaim Complements Presenter's Video With Rolled-in Video Clips, Audio Bites, Images and PowerPoint Slides

ST. PAUL, MN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- Proclaim, a new personal multimedia webcast creation tool from Netbriefings, launched today from the Streaming Media East conference. Proclaim is designed for professional communicators, training specialists, marketers, sales teams, video producers, business leaders and anyone who needs to make a personal connection with meaningful content.

Proclaim lets users quickly create rich-media presentations that are streamed to a live event audience or for individual, on-demand access. Proclaim lets users capture and send an audio or video stream right from the desktop while simultaneously rolling in additional video clips, audio bites, PowerPoint slides and images.

"With Proclaim, Netbriefings is bringing a fresh, new approach to making online video a meaningful part of day-to-day business communications," said Steve Vonder Haar, research director at Interactive Media Strategies, a research and consulting firm. "Proclaim's simplicity in combining personal video messaging with other prepared content, including pre-edited video, represents an innovative technology service that enables a whole new style for sharing information within the enterprise."

See Proclaim in action at www.ProclaimYourself.com. Also on that site are newscasts recorded throughout the two-day Streaming Media East conference. Produced with Proclaim, these newscasts will feature highlights from the conference and interviews with speakers.

"The biggest benefit is short and simple: This tool allows for do-it-yourself video webcasts. It's easy to use, fast to set up and simple to deploy or distribute," said Dale Kurschner, employee communications manager at Lawson Software, a long-time Netbriefings user who has worked with Proclaim since its earliest demonstration versions. "No camera crews, servers, firewall or security issues. Just plug in the webcam, go to Proclaim and press 'start.'"

Netbriefings is a full-service webcast technology provider that specializes in secure and large-audience Internet broadcasts. Future releases of Proclaim will tie into Netbriefings' flagship eConference Enterprise platform to extend the power of Proclaim by providing automated invitations, attendee registration, and audience tracking and reporting. Plans for the product also include the ability to export presentations as audio or video podcast files.

"Proclaim is a service that adds great value to desktop webcams by providing managers at all levels of an enterprise with an easy to use tool for live and on-demand communications," said Andrew Davis, managing partner at Wainhouse Research, a market research and consulting firm. "The Flash-based media created by the Netbriefings service can be read by nearly any recipient involved in training, education or general team meetings."

To try Proclaim for free, visit www.ProclaimYourself.com.

"We saw the need for a tool that incorporates multimedia content into the live meeting technology," said Gary Anderson, president and CEO of Netbriefings. "We worked to keep Proclaim simple for the user but powerful on the back end, taking advantage of the large group webcasting platform to give Proclaim all of the power our clients need for their online meeting technology."

About Netbriefings

Netbriefings provides catered, professional-quality webcast services with robust audio/video streaming designed specifically for large audiences. Netbriefings solutions provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional corporate communication methods, allowing its clients to conduct successful broadcast-style streaming-media webcasts with ease. Netbriefings also offers secure broadcasting, on-demand access of archived content, and repurposing of content into CDs, DVDs, podcasts and other formats.

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