- Created on Monday, 11 July 2011 19:59
Qumu Video Platform connects video everywhere with latest 6.0 product launch
Qumu extends their SDK to enable video in any portal and to embed video in virtually any business application, including mobile apps.
Mobile video support now includes central management from the Video Control Center.
San Bruno, California, – July 12, 2011 – Qumu Inc., the leading business video platform provider, today announced a technology breakthrough that enables video content to be centrally managed while enabling video to be embedded in virtually any business application, portal or mobile app. The Qumu Video Platform released today includes both the Video Control Center 6.0 and its sister product VideoNet 2.0.
The Qumu Video Platform enables the enterprise to manage, organize and securely distribute live and on-demand video to each desktop and every mobile viewer, such as iPads, iPhones and Android devices. The Qumu Video Platform, which now provides full HTML5 browser support, features enhanced user interface, distribution, and integration with SharePoint, WebSphere, Blackboard and the TelePresence Content Server (formerly Tandberg). The VideoNet new features include failover enhancements, clustering and hierarchical distribution which greatly enhance the overall Platform capabilities for video distribution.
According to research Qumu conducted online by Harris Interactive among 2,510 US adults age 18 and older,, a majority (61%) of online Americans agree that companies should allow employees to use whatever mobile device they choose for work related tasks, like reading email and viewing company videos. However only 9% of online Americans believe employees are “very aware” of what kind of effects watching online videos on their mobile devices at work have may have on the speed and bandwidth of their company’s wireless Internet network (if that is how the online content are being accessed). Half of online Americans (50%) think employees are at least somewhat aware of these effects of video in the workplace. Enterprises are confronted with the task of accommodating employee video demands and the multiple formats they are delivered.
“The Qumu Video Platform solves the mobile video challenge with support for the more than 30 format and resolution combinations for various mobile devices, enabling employees to watch videos on whatever device they choose,” said Ray Hood, CEO of Qumu. “Qumu’s developments in the area of adaptive streaming, content prepositioning and the ability to automatically route streams based on device connection, are providing customers with real solutions to the associated network challenges with video.” These options provide institutions with a highly scalable solution that addresses all enterprise video needs. No other provider offers this comprehensive combination of options.
Qumu CEO Ray Hood will discuss the Qumu Video Platform with IDC analyst Melissa Webster, Program Vice President, Content & Digital Media Technologies during a webcast today at 1 p.m. EDT /10 a.m. PDT.
To register for the webcast: http://info.qumu.com/WebcastIDCQumu2011.html
Customers say Qumu is mission critical to communication and company success Qumu’s solution allows our executives to seamlessly broadcast meetings to diverse, distributed, global audiences for live and on demand participation, which has raised the level of employee engagement for eBay, PayPal and subsidiaries.” said Ryan Burnham, Rich Media Engineer at eBay, Inc. “It’s had a real positive impact on our communications culture.”
“Qumu is definitely doing the right thing here in making video more personal for employees and giving them the tools to take action,” said Mark Ragan, CEO of Ragan Communications. “There is an expectation of interactivity, stemming from the tremendous growth in social media, and people want to engage.”
“Today’s Enterprise needs to provide online video where its employees are – at the office, on social networks, and on mobile devices,” said Melissa Webster, Program Vice President, Content & Digital Media Technologies for IDC. “But companies face ‘7 Evils’ when it comes to deploying video – from bandwidth consumption to knowing whether employees are actually watching the videos that are essential to a company running smoothly and effectively. In order to remain competitive, enterprises need solutions that offer flexibility and dependability.”
Enhanced features social media
New social media features in the Qumu Video Platform empower employees to share video without fears of compromising corporate security. In the past, employees accustomed to sharing video through social media have faced onerous corporate approval policies and procedures. Qumu’s new social media features provides automated control for enterprises, while offering employees easy tools for uploading content from mobile devices. With the Qumu Video Platform enterprises can simultaneously and securely embed video in virtually any portal, business or social media application while tracking the results. As part of the Qumu Video Platform, Qumu is providing an updated SDK as well as a specific Mobile SDK to give companies maximum flexibility for building video communication controls into any interface. The Qumu Video Platform includes updated integrations for Microsoft SharePoint, IBM WebSphere and Blackboard. In similar offerings, if live video is supported at all, it is done through a pop-up player outside of the main portal, but with the Qumu Video Platform, the viewer never leaves the portal.
As the leading business video platform provider, Qumu is the control center for all things video.
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Video is pervasive – it appears in all business applications and is consumed on all devices. The largest Fortune 500 companies depend on Qumu’s video platform to capture, manage, and distribute live and on-demand content with total reliability and security. Regardless of audience size, viewer device, or network configuration, Qumu simply makes video work.Only Qumu delivers the Freedom to work with existing infrastructure; the Power to reach everyone; and the Control to do it right.
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