|Sonic Foundry, Inc., a software and services provider of rich media
content-creation and -management technologies, has unveiled MediaSite Publisher
5.0, a suite of software applications that provides media content integration,
indexing, and search technology. MediaSite Publisher helps corporate enterprises
and educational, media, and government organizations create content that
enables maximum reusability and accessibility. Its modular set of tools
can transform audio, video, and text assets into a dynamic medium for marketing,
training, research, and other applications.
The core enabling technologies for MediaSite Publisher derive from Sonic
Foundry's media-capture and -processing technologies and the recent integration
of ISLIP (Integrated Speech, Language, and Image Processing), MediaSite's
proprietary indexing and analysis engine.
MediaSite Publisher 5.0 is hardware-independent and features XML-export
capabilities that allow other search engines to access media metadata.
In addition, the suite now provides advanced security and access control,
which was developed in response to increased organizational concerns about
data integrity and security.
MediaSite Publisher 5.0 offers fully automated media management and
work-flow capabilities for efficiently processing and distributing audio,
video, text, and business documents (including e-mails, notes, and PowerPoint
presentations) throughout the organization and to customers. On the user
side, patented search and navigation technology provides multiple ways
for media to be described, searched, and located with frame-specific precision.
According to the announcement, this gives users complete control over what
and how they view, while reducing search and retrieval time and increasing
Additional features of MediaSite Publisher 5.0 include video cataloging,
indexing, and publishing to the Web; customizable players that dynamically
display media content on demand; export/import of textual information into
a metadata index; an AutoSegmentation module that lets users segment transcripts
using time- and case-sensitivity as criteria; XML export that allows the
reuse of media metadata by other search engines; support for industry-standard
databases such as Oracle and SQL Server; and compliance with the federally
mandated Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
In conjunction with MediaSite Publisher, Sonic Foundry is releasing
the MediaSite Publisher Server, a server-side platform and set of applications
that allow customers to build a smart, highly interactive browser-based
client interface to seamlessly connect content and indexed metadata that's
created by MediaSite Publisher.
Source: Sonic Foundry, Inc., Madison, WI,608/256-3133; http://www.sonicfoundry.com.