For those interested, Helder Conde was also the lead presenter at last week's Mediasite User Group meeting - link here. One item he highlighted was a large Mediasite Webcast his firm handled for Sanofi-Aventis (SNY, $37.13). Originally, Sanofi-Aventis was going to have an on-site meeting, but opted for a Webcast because of the H1N1 virus. Thus, Mediasite was used for 15 presentations and 27 hours of content that was Webcasted live "with intense audience participation" to around 800 participants. We expect to see more events like this.
The User Group meeting also included a presentation by Sonic Foundry where the company previewed the Mediasite v5.2 release, which includes several additional upgrades to further improve the solution (e.g. "remote recorder control center" in online "management portal"). Notably, the company expects the release upgrade next week. Sonic Foundry continues to keep the virtuous feedback/upgrade cycle alive with the company's expanding, installed customer base.
The User Group meeting, as well as Sonic's "5.1 in 15 Webinar Series" and a recent Webinar titled "Future Proof Capture: Best Practices for Planning Your Server and Storage Strategy" provide excellent insight into the Mediasite solution and deployment considerations for large-scale installations. Network integration/design become evermore critical as organizations have 20, 30, 40+ recorder units capturing hundreds or thousands of hours each month.
Finally, Sonic's largest customer to-date, The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, opened for classes in September - BBC article here (no mention of Mediasite, but press for school).
Disclosure: long SOFO.
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