SOURCE: Qumu

April 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Qumu Announces OEM Program for Enterprise Video Communications Solutions

Polycom First to Market With Integrated Video Content Management Solution That Bridges Video Streaming With Video Conferencing

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - Qumu, Inc., the leader in Enterprise Video Communications (EVC), announced the Qumu OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) program, which enables independent software vendors (ISVs), device manufacturers, and application service providers (ASPs), to quickly bring to market tightly integrated, private-labeled applications from Qumu, including video content management, video program distribution, and video portals. Under the OEM program, partners can quickly add scalable and secure enterprise video communications features including video asset management, categorization, webcast registration, search and retrieval, integration with distribution systems, and security and authentication.

Polycom, Inc. is the first partner to market Qumu technology through this program. Polycom offers a video content management solution that bridges video streaming with video conferencing. Polycom's Video Media Center™ (VMC 1000) is an appliance-based solution that seamlessly integrates video content derived from events captured by video conferencing and shared either live or on demand into enterprise unified communications environments.

"Enterprises are looking to administer video communications by expanding real time visual communications to thousands of viewers through live streaming and by offering the added flexibility of video on demand for mobile and remote employees," said Joe Sigrist, senior vice president and general manager of video solutions at Polycom. "We selected Qumu because of its comprehensive video content management platform and expertise in enterprise software. With the VMC 1000 powered by Qumu technology, Polycom enables its customers to leverage their video conferencing investments to create a powerful, scalable enterprise video communications network."

The Qumu solution provides central management for all key video infrastructure components, including videoconferencing, encoders and other creation devices, digital signage distribution, network storage, and both internal and external Content Distribution Networks (CDNs). Qumu enables enterprises to gain control of vital video assets by easily connecting video components with their network infrastructures for cost effective control of video.

"The use of video as the preferred-choice for communicating in today's dispersed work environment is at an all-time high, and Qumu's solution enables service providers and device manufacturers to rapidly develop solutions for the growing video market," said Ray Hood, CEO of Qumu. "The VMC 1000 represents a great opportunity to rapidly accelerate the growth of enterprise video communications."

Qumu enterprise video communications solutions have been deployed to some of the largest global enterprises, including eight of the Fortune 50. Qumu technology is now available through a flexible application program interface (API) as part of this new OEM Partner Program.

About Qumu, Inc.

Video plays an increasingly strategic role in the way enterprises communicate internally and externally. Qumu, the leader in Enterprise Video Communications (EVC), enables organizations to easily capture, manage, publish and distribute live and on-demand video content. The company provides a single web services based software solution that seamlessly manages all video applications, and leverages existing video, storage and distribution hardware and software infrastructure. Customers worldwide, including AT&T, Abbott Labs, Capital One, Citigroup, Dell, eBay and others, are experiencing the value of the company's patented solutions. For more information, visit www.qumu.com.

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