April 20, 2011 07:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
GAITHERSBURG, Md.–ShareStream announced today the availability of v5.0 of the ShareStream Rich Media Platform, a major new release of the pioneering video content-management and delivery systems for education and training. Highlights of the release include a sleek, new user interface for ShareStream’s end-user facing web pages, more robust advanced-search functionality, as well as numerous performance and productivity enhancements.
With the advent of online video, audio, and podcasts, media is proliferating across university and college campuses, as well as enterprises, at a rapid rate. The ShareStream Rich Media Platform—a turnkey system for the full lifecycle of media, complete with digital rights management—is designed specifically to fulfill rising demand from faculty, administrators, and students for integrating rich media into online learning and research environments and university communications.
“Rich media is poised to transform the way educational institutions and enterprises engage with traditional learners, distance learners, and the public at large,” stated David Weinstein, ShareStream’s CEO. “ShareStream Version 5.0—which incorporates many of excellent insights and suggestions the company has received from our customers and prospective clients—arrives at an exciting juncture for the use of media in education to provide a complete solution that addresses the unique challenges educational institutions face in establishing a scalable, sustainable, and secure media service.”
The ShareStream Rich Media Platform—developed in collaboration with Georgetown University at its Sun Center of Excellence—provides educational institutions with a proven Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) media-management system for institution-wide media implementations, that serves a wide variety of user groups and departments across campuses.
Institutions of higher education are leveraging the ShareStream Rich Media Platform to fulfill a wide variety of use cases, including:
New Functionality Introduced in ShareStream v5.0
Availability and Demonstrations
ShareStream, which offers its product as either a software-as-a-service (SaaS) or as an on-premises solution, is currently shipping ShareStream v5.0 to anchor customers, and will make the latest release commercially available in early-May 2011.
ShareStream will be demonstrating ShareStream v5.0, as well as ShareStream’s New Building Block™ for Blackboard Learn ™ during a live webinar on Thursday, April 28th. For more information on this event, including how to register and take advantage of the ShareStream “Spring Fling” sale, visit www.sharestream.com.
ShareStream provides secure, enterprise-wide rich-media management platforms and online video solutions designed specifically for the unique need of educational institutions. The ShareStream Rich Media Platform, developed in collaboration with higher education at Georgetown University, provides educational institutions with the technological tools specific to their workflow to allow them to operate as state-of-the-art educational media organizations to achieve the maximum benefit from their content, on campus and beyond. For more information, please visit www.sharestream.com.
Gayraud Townsend, 917-658-3845