College, University of Rhode Island and Naval War College among first schools
to select Mediasite as a service through the research and education network
LAS VEGAS, Nev. UBTech booth
301/InfoComm Booth C5421— June 07, 2016 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO),
the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today
announced a new partnership with OSHEAN, Inc. a research and education network
(REN) to more than 150 leading schools and community anchor institutions in
Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Mediasite is the premier video platform in a
suite of services offered through OSHEAN’s new Video Commons 2.0 program.
Members of OSHEAN, which stands
for the Ocean State Higher Education Economic Development and Administrative
Network, can connect any number of Mediasite Recorders to OSHEAN’s central private
video cloud powered by Mediasite. This provides an economical, yet scalable
infrastructure to record, deliver and manage video content.
Providence College, University of
Rhode Island and Naval War College are among the early adopters in the program,
with a combined 20,000 students now using Mediasite. Several more schools anticipate
starting their Mediasite programs in the fall.
“The University of Rhode Island
is integrating Mediasite video into our course instruction to provide an
engaging learning experience to help students learn at their own pace,” said
David Porter, director of media and technology services, University of Rhode
OSHEAN’s medical community also
has plans to implement Mediasite for nurse training, continuing medical
education courses, patient education and telemedicine applications.
“The selection of Sonic
Foundry is resonating throughout our membership,” said Allan Ramella, Senior
Product Manager with OSHEAN. “The Mediasite product was chosen after an
extensive evaluation and is being implemented as a private cloud service
directly on OSHEAN’s Beacon 2.0 fiber network. The robust Mediasite
architecture stands up to the comprehensive set of requirements of our diverse
“At Sonic Foundry, we are focused
on empowering every person and organization to share knowledge more effectively
through video. By joining forces with OSHEAN we are providing an unmatched
scalable and secure enterprise video solution for member organizations to
instantly launch their video deployments. As a result the use of video for
flipped classrooms, training, continuing medical education and telemedicine is
rapidly increasing in New England schools and non-profits,” said Gary Weis,
CEO, Sonic Foundry.
“We applaud OSHEAN’s early
success as we continue to create solutions that drive better communication and
collaboration for our customers, and lead to meaningful, measurable business
outcomes,” Weis continued.
OSHEAN, Inc. is a non-profit coalition of universities, libraries, K-12
schools, hospitals, government agencies and other non-profit organizations
dedicated to providing innovative internet-based technology solutions for its
member institutions and the communities they serve.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
(NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted global leader for video capture, management and
webcasting solutions in education, business and government. The patented Mediasite Video Platform
transforms communications, training, education and events for more than 3,800
customers in over 65 countries.