SOURCE: Qumu

February 28, 2008 08:00 ET

Qumu, Inc. Unveils Release 4.6 for Enterprise Video Communications

Leverages Existing Infrastructure to Capture, Manage and Distribute Video Content

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2008) - Qumu, the leader in enterprise video communications (EVC), today announced Qumu Video Control Center 4.6 featuring enhancements that enable enterprises to more effectively capture, manage and distribute video content. Managing video content can be extremely complex for enterprise IT organizations, and the ability to leverage existing infrastructure is essential for delivering live and on-demand video to an audience dispersed across global corporate networks. Release 4.6 delivers new and improved integrations with leading portals and encoders, support for various internal and external Content Distribution Networks (CDN), and enhanced failover and reliability capabilities.

"Enterprises are increasingly tapping into the power of video as the critical medium for communicating to employees in a timely and cost effective manner," said Ray Hood, CEO of Qumu. "Release 4.6 improvements were driven by the growing number of Qumu customers who are utilizing live and on-demand video for enterprise wide communications, and makes it significantly easier for IT organizations to implement and manage."

Qumu Video Control Center 4.6 is a web services based software solution that seamlessly manages all video applications, and is designed to integrate with and leverage existing video, storage and distribution hardware and software infrastructure. Specific enhancements include:

--  Enhanced CDN and Distribution Support -- Qumu Video Control Center 4.6
    enables customers to manage live and on-demand video content across
    multiple distribution topologies. Simultaneously managing distribution to
    multicast servers, internal CDNs, and external CDN service providers
    through a single platform, the Qumu Video Control Center allows customers
    to expand the reach of their message without adding complexity to the
    publishing process.  With the addition of support for Akamai's iCDN,
    enhancements to Qumu's MediaNet CDN, and new audience management
    capabilities, customers have more options available for reaching their
    viewers.
    
--  Enhanced Encoder Integrations -- Qumu has expanded its encoder support
    portfolio and can now remotely control encoders from industry leading
    vendors such as VBrick, ViewCast, and Envivio, in addition to remotely
    managing Microsoft Windows Media Encoder or Real Producer sessions.
    
--  Comprehensive Portal Support -- Release 4.6 provides more flexibility
    in how live and on-demand programs are presented to viewers.  An enhanced
    Program Browser allows users to more quickly and easily find the right
    presentation or video.  Release 4.6 also enables customers to more easily
    publish video to their existing Microsoft SharePoint 2007 portal and
    provides support for Firefox on Windows.
    
--  Enhanced Failover and Reliability -- Release 4.6 offers expanded
    capabilities for defining and managing failover for both encoding and
    distribution.  By supporting encoder groupings and multi-CDN distribution,
    single points of failure can be eliminated from critical live events.
    

Qumu Video Control Center 4.6 is currently available and shipping. Please visit http://www.qumu.com/products/products.htm for more details.

About Qumu

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, Dell, eBay, Raytheon and others are experiencing the value of the company's patented solutions. For more information, visit www.qumu.com.

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