01 Feb Mediasite 4.3 a collaboration for Sonic Foundry, Microsoft
Madison, Wis. – Sonic Foundry and Microsoft have partnered to add the support of Microsoft Silverlight to Mediasite 4.3, the latest release of Sonic Foundry’s webcasting and content management product.
In so doing, Sonic Foundry said it has taken the first step to use Silverlight, a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in that supports rich media experiences on the Internet.
The Madison-based company, which this week received 2007 Frost & Sullivan Global Market Leadership Award, said the cross-platform multimedia technology would both simplify and enhance the playing of rich media applications. It expects Silverlight to provide a consistent web casting experience for both Windows and Macintosh users on a variety of browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
Brian Goldfarb, group product manager in the developer division at Microsoft, said in a press release that Silverlight will bring a more powerful viewing experience to Sonic Foundry clients in higher education, business, and government.
Rimas Buinevicius, chairman and CEO of Sonic Foundry, said the Microsoft tool takes advantage of streaming technology, helps to ensure content security, and supports the ability to track viewer playback activity – something not supported by every media player format.
The 4.3 release marks the first announcement under Sonic Foundry’s “next-gen” education initiative.
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