BOSTON, MA, June 13, 2017 – Ramp, the leading provider of next-generation enterprise video delivery solutions for large enterprises, and Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, announced today integration of AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ as a key distribution component of the Mediasite Video Platform. This integration advances the companies’ strategic partnership to scale delivery of enterprise streaming video applications such as corporate communications, training and live webcasts behind the firewall to Sonic Foundry’s 2,800+ corporate, government and enterprise customers.
IP multicast is a highly-sought distribution capability requested by enterprise customers who need to optimize the delivery of video on bandwidth-constrained corporate networks.
“Demand for enterprise video continues to accelerate, putting increased pressure on networks to reliably deliver video without disrupting network traffic or causing bandwidth bottlenecks. Partnering with Ramp means we can provide customers a worry-free integrated multicast solution, and the convenience of knowing that when they click a video link, the video will stream flawlessly without taxing the enterprise network,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president, Sonic Foundry.
With Mediasite Deliver, audiences experience pure HTML5 streaming for live and on-demand video to desktops and mobile devices using a combination of Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming and MPEG-DASH. Mediasite picks up these streams intelligently based on the platform and technologies installed on the audience’s playback device.
Multicasting is a one-to-many network protocol that reduces traffic on the corporate network by simultaneously delivering a single live video stream to hundreds or thousands of users. Enterprises adopt multicast technology because it has been proven to be an extremely efficient method of reaching a large number of viewers with stable, reliable video transmissions. AltitudeCDN Multicast+ is the only standards-based software solution for secure multicasting of HLS and MPEG-DASH video. Deployable on existing network infrastructure, it is an affordable and scalable alternative to proprietary WAN optimization solutions or expensive network upgrades.
“In very short order, the Sonic Foundry team implemented a seamless technology integration that both enhances the quality of the customer experience and leverages proven infrastructure to ensure reliable and repeatable content services at any scale,” said Stephen Blankenship, vice president of product and operations at Ramp. “Sonic Foundry has proven to be a terrific partner, committed to working together with us to enable organizations get the most out of their common enterprise streaming infrastructure.”
Mediasite Deliver with IP multicast integration is available today. Customers may request the Multicast+ add-on via Sonic Foundry. Once deployed on the network, the multicast service is easily enabled using the Mediasite management portal.
Ramp provides next-generation video delivery solutions to help organizations unleash video in the enterprise. Ramp’s enterprise content delivery network, AltitudeCDN™, provides simple and secure multicasting and advanced caching software to optimize video traffic behind the firewall. The result is high-quality, stable transmissions from virtually any video source without expensive network upgrades or 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 and can be reached at (857) 202-3500 or ramp.com.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Madison, Wis., Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: 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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