MADISON, Wis. – April 25, 2011 – Sonic Foundry, Inc.(NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, today announced the finalists for the seventh annual Rich Media Impact Awards, which honor excellence in the practical and creative integration of Mediasite in business, education, health and government.
Members of the Mediasite user community nominated organizations for their achievements in improving information accessibility, cost savings, efficiency and productivity through Mediasite.
This year’s finalists join more than 100 organizations from around the world that have been honored since 2005.
“Once again the finalists this year amazed us. Demonstrating excellence in both creativity and measurable results, the entries illustrate the passion and commitment our customers have toward knowledge-sharing that transcends time and distance,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president of Sonic Foundry.
For the first time, all RMIA finalists in attendance at UNLEASH 2011 will have the chance to win a Mediasite ML or RL Recorder during a drawing at the event. Sonic Foundry will also continue to award Student Impact Scholarships honoring both the student and the university they attend. The student runner-up will receive a $1500 scholarship. The winner will receive a $2500 scholarship and that student’s university will also receive a Mediasite RL Recorder.
Winners will be announced at special ceremonies webcast live throughout UNLEASH 2011, the Mediasite User Conference, taking place May 17 and 18. Finalists are listed alphabetically below, with links to their entries.
Association Award: recognizes an association or other member organization that successfully used rich media to improve awareness, education and outreach.
• Lock Haven University Athletics/HAVENc@st
• Tennessee Bar Association
Prolific Use Award: recognizes an organization that has dramatically scaled its rich media program to achieve broad deployment across its enterprise, or a large number of presentations or presentation views.
• Louisiana State University – University Recreation
• Sam M. Walton College of Business
Rapid ROI Award: recognizes an organization that used rich media to quickly achieve a measurable ROI in its training, communications or outreach initiatives.
• Energy Center of Wisconsin
• NASA Safety Center
Scholastic Achievement Award: recognizes a school district or other organization serving the K-12 educational community that harnessed the power of rich media to improve communication, learning and outreach.
• San Antonio College
• University of Auckland
Student Impact Award: recognizes an individual student, as well as his/her college or university, whose educational experience has been enhanced through rich media.
• Claire Hickey, University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse
• Richard Miltenberger, Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the global leader for video capture, management and streaming solutions as well as virtual and hybrid events. Trusted by thousands of educational institutions, corporations, health organizations and government entities in over 65 countries, Sonic Foundry’s solutions include Mediasite®, Mediasite Connect, Vidable™ and Global Learning Exchange™.
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