April 11, 2011 11:09 ET

Qumu Reseller Agreement Advances Sony's Convergent Media Systems' Video Solutions

Qumu Announces the Addition of Convergent Media Systems, as a Global Solution Integrator of Qumu Products and Technologies, Enabling Global Enterprises to Leverage Video as a Strategic Resource

SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - Today Qumu Inc., the leader in enterprise video optimization, announced that Convergent, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Electronics, Inc., has become a global solution integrator of Qumu technology and solutions.

The addition of the Qumu product line will allow Convergent to expand the scope of its comprehensive solutions of video acquisition, distribution and management. Now, Convergent will be able to extend the engagement with video beyond desktops and displays to mobile devices, using Qumu's mobile video technologies. For customers, it provides the power to reach everyone in the company and extended business partner community whether they are inside or outside the firewall or on a mobile device.

According to Jay Dishong, Senior Vice President of Sony's Convergent Media Systems, Qumu's products and technologies are "key building blocks" for Convergent's strategy to provide end-to-end solutions and managed services for enterprise video in both new and existing markets. He added, "In today's global market, enterprise clients are expected to leverage video as a strategic asset. As the leader in professional video acquisition, storage and display technologies, Sony provides key components essential for the deployment of enterprise communications solutions. Last year Sony extended its commitment to the market by acquiring Convergent, which provides a full suite of managed solutions. Now, with the addition of Qumu's products and technologies, Sony and Convergent have further enhanced our tools for solving complex business communication issues through enterprise video solutions. From content creation, ingest distribution and optimization services, to ground breaking tools that deliver video to and from mobile devices, Convergent is now the clear choice for companies who want to leverage video as a strategic resource."

Jacco van der Kooij, Qumu VP of Business Development, added, "We are very excited about the partnership with Convergent as they are so well recognized as a global leader in the video space and, coupled with the Qumu platform, enable content management and scalable distribution of video for enterprise clients. With their experience in enterprise video, digital signage and content distribution, Convergent has the expertise to manage the solution deployment and operations for customers looking to drive business value across a robust enterprise video platform."

About Qumu

Qumu, the leader in Enterprise Video Optimization, delivers video communications with Freedom, Power and Control. Qumu's product architecture and component-based approach offer the Freedom to rapidly deliver a solution for your specific business needs, without having to replace every other piece of your video and network infrastructure. Your solution also has the Power to reach everyone in your company and extended business partner community whether they are inside or outside your firewall or on a mobile device. Finally, given the reach of your project, you want the Control to organize the content, distribute it securely to specific audiences, and report on the results. Contact Qumu in San Bruno at

About Convergent Media Systems

Convergent Media Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Electronics, Inc., is a world leader in video integration services to the enterprise market. Founded in 1980, Convergent incorporates best-in-class technologies to deliver solutions that drive business objectives. Our customers rely on us to deliver high quality media efficiently, effectively and securely to their customers, employees and stakeholders around the world. We provide integrated solutions to some of the most recognized brands. We enable our customers to drive business objectives through digital signage, and enterprise video communications.

Qumu and Qumu logo are registered trademarks of Qumu. Convergent and the Convergent logo are registered trademarks of Convergent Media Systems Corporation. "Sony" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. All other brands and trademarks referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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