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U London Computer Centre Adds Enterprise Video to Institutional Service Offerings
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The University of London Computer Centre has added support of enterprise video to its available services. Under a new agreement the organization will use the Sonic Foundry Mediasite enterprise video platform to allow colleges and universities to connect their Mediasite Recorders to a centrally-managed Mediasite webcasting and management platform to record, deliver, and manage interactive videos. For example, customers will be able to do live streaming and create on-demand videos of their educational events, which will be maintained and streamed via the centre's servers.
The centre acts as a service provider to deliver IT services such as co-location and hosting services, Web development, and desktop support to academic and non-profit organizations. Those services also include video streaming, using technology from both Sonic Foundry and Echo360, both of which serve numerous colleges and universities.
"More and more universities are using video to enhance all aspects of their operations: learning and teaching, research, administration and marketing," said Richard Maccabee, director of the centre. "Our partnership with Sonic Foundry further extends our portfolio of learning technology services. With our announcement of an economical and scalable service to support Sonic Foundry's Mediasite webcast technology, we expect more universities to embrace video."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.