MADISON, Wis. — September 22, 2016 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today announced a technology partnership with Ramp. The partnership aims to scale delivery of enterprise streaming video applications such as corporate communications, training and live webcasts to Sonic Foundry’s 2300+ corporate, government and enterprise customers.
As demand for enterprise video accelerates, there’s increased pressure on enterprise network capacity to deliver video reliably without disrupting network traffic or causing bandwidth bottlenecks. The integration of Ramp AltitudeCDN technologies into the Mediasite Video Platform provides Mediasite customers market-leading solutions for scalable and secure video delivery behind the firewall with unmatched streaming, optimization and control of all video across the enterprise. The integration is offered as part of the Mediasite Edge program that includes software as well as services for deployment.
“Robust networking solutions are the linchpin of any successful enterprise streaming platform deployment,” said Steve Vonder Haar, senior analyst with Wainhouse Research. “By partnering with Ramp, Sonic Foundry will provide its customers with more options for addressing the challenge of distributing video behind the corporate firewall.”
“This partnership between Mediasite and Ramp, two best-in-breed technologies, reinforces the importance of addressing the network-congestion challenge that many organizations face. The integration comes at a critical time, just as ensuring seamless video deliver and a smooth end-user experience are becoming increasingly central to our needs,” said Mark Maxey, executive vice president of Media Services, Yorktel.
“Mediasite Video Platform and Ramp’s AltitudeCDN are a great combination for the enterprise, higher education and government markets to distribute video more widely, easily and efficiently than before. We’re delighted to partner with Sonic Foundry, which has a well-deserved reputation as a leading provider in these markets,” said Tom Racca, chief executive officer of Ramp.
“Enterprises are increasingly seeking to scale the delivery of mission-critical video to large global audiences both live and on-demand. This integrated solution with Ramp is the next step in addressing those unique video challenges,” said Gary Weis, CEO of Sonic Foundry. “We are confident our partnership will drive company growth, increase value to our customers and continue to accelerate the adoption of enterprise video with no barriers.”
Trusted by educational institutions, corporations and government entities, Sonic Foundry’s patented Mediasite Video Platform quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media.
Ramp’s AltitudeCDN product line provides the industry’s most ubiquitous set of tools for delivering and managing distribution of video and media content across global WANs. AltitudeCDN OmniCache is the first standards-based solution for distributing live and on-demand video webcasts, and AltitudeCDN Multicast+ is the next-generation multicast solution, delivering high-quality, reliable video broadcasts over bandwidth-constrained enterprise networks.
Leading industry analyst firms recognize Sonic Foundry and Ramp as enterprise video leaders. Sonic Foundry is a leader in Forrester’s Enterprise Video Platforms and Webcasting Wave, one of Aragon’s Hot Vendors in Enterprise Video and a challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management. Both companies are leaders in the Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Video, and Ramp received an honorable mention from Streaming Media Magazine for its Best of NAB 2016 awards.
Ramp is the leading provider of next-generation video management and delivery solutions designed to help organizations get the most value possible from video content. Ramp’s enterprise content delivery network, AltitudeCDN™, gives organizations a powerful and easy way to communicate with large, geographically diverse audiences through high-quality, stable transmissions without the need for proprietary infrastructures and custom video players. Many Global 2000 companies, including Fortune 500 leaders, benefit from Ramp’s enterprise solutions. Ramp is headquartered in Boston, MA and can be reached at (857) 202-3500 or www.ramp.com.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Madison, Wis., Sonic Foundry (OTC: SOFO) is dedicated to transforming how the world works and learns through innovative and scalable technology solutions. We help customers maximize the value of their video initiatives and infrastructure while leveraging our expertise and global footprint to help unlock a smarter, more connected world for learners, workers, and entrepreneurs everywhere. Sonic Foundry’s family of brands includes Mediasite®, Video Solutions, Vidable® and Global Learning Exchange™ which are trusted by thousands of educational institutions, corporations, and health care organizations in dozens of countries around the world. For more information on how Sonic Foundry’s solutions can empower you and your organization to seize today’s opportunities as well as those of the future, visit www.sonicfoundry.com.
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