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Sonic Foundry

October 25, 2016 03:00 ET

Sonic Foundry Announces New Mediasite Catch Solution to Serve Classrooms of All Technical Levels

Mediasite Catch Delivers Easy-to-Use, Podium-Based Video Capture Software

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - October 25, 2016) - EDUCAUSE Booth #1713 -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today announced Mediasite Catch, a video capture software solution that is scalable, reliable and economical for classrooms not equipped with extensive audio/video capabilities.

"Sonic Foundry's heritage is steeped in harnessing the power of video to transform today's classrooms. With Mediasite Catch, we expand our comprehensive set of video capture and creation tools with a software solution for classrooms with limited technology," said Gary Weis, CEO, Sonic Foundry. "Along with our other video capture solutions, Mediasite Catch helps customers scale their video deployments campus-wide more quickly and affordably."

Mediasite Catch expands automation to classrooms with little to no audio/video capabilities and complements the existing Mediasite suite of content capture solutions. It can accommodate as many classrooms as needed, offering key features such as:

  • Automatic Schedule-Driven Recording for Worry-Free Capture. Catch taps into existing scheduling features that faculty and staff are already accustomed to from Mediasite, ensuring they never miss a capture. Schedules can be pushed to Mediasite Catch, enabling recordings to start, stop and publish on time, and be sent to the right location.
  • Faculty-Friendly User Experience. Users are provided with a seamless, automated workflow that allows instructors to focus on their teaching. Confidence monitoring ensures that everything they share with their class is being recorded. Catch requires very little faculty or instructor engagement to deploy.

"Scheduling, ease of use and the ability to expand their lecture capture deployments are among the very top features we hear our educational clients asking for in their video solutions," said Alan D. Greenberg, Senior Analyst & Partner, Wainhouse Research. "And they want to be able to do this without breaking the bank -- meaning affordably. A simple-to-use, podium-based solution like Mediasite Catch is ideal for many classrooms and will allow campuses to scale their deployments and make lecture capture more ubiquitous."

"Mediasite Catch allows us to notably scale our deployment of Mediasite recording solutions to potentially all centrally supported learning spaces across campus without having to heavily invest in additional hardware," said Brian Smith, Manager of Video Services, University of Florida Information Technology.

Sonic Foundry will be showcasing Mediasite Catch at EDUCAUSE on October 25-28, 2016, Booth #1713. For more information go to www.sonicfoundry.com/catch.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted global leader for video capture, management and webcasting solutions in education, business and government. The patented Mediasite Video Platform transforms communications, training, education and events for more than 3,800 customers in over 65 countries. Sonic Foundry is a leader in Aragon Research's Globe for Enterprise Video and Forrester's Enterprise Video Platforms and Webcasting Wave, Frost & Sullivan's lecture capture leader for seven consecutive years and a challenger in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management. Aragon also named it a Hot Vendor in Enterprise Video.

© 2016 Sonic Foundry, Inc. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

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