Panopto Announces CourseCast Version 1.5 Free Lecture-Capture Software with Silverlight(TM) Support



    PITTSBURGH, Jan. 30 /CNW/ -- Panopto, Inc. announced today the
availability of CourseCast 1.5, the newest version of the lecture-capture
technology developed and first implemented at Carnegie Mellon University.
CourseCast 1.5 is available to qualified academic institutions free of charge
through the Socrates Project.
    CourseCast enables educators to capture, edit, index, archive and stream
video and audio over the Internet.  CourseCast gives students on-demand access
to indexed lectures and course material, enabling them to experience or
revisit entire lectures, or to focus on segments of their choice.  CourseCast
is easily deployed using standard PCs and peripherals, which substantially
drives down the cost of lecture-capture deployment.

    
    Enhanced features of CourseCast 1.5 include:
    -- Cross-platform viewer built using AJAX and Silverlight(TM)
    

    -- Automatic processing of recorded lectures directly to Web pages

    
    -- Edit recorded videos from any networked computer and view edits
       instantly
    

    
    -- Support for arbitrary collections of object material (any number of
       screen captures, high-definition chalkboard/whiteboard captures, or
       PowerPoint(R) slideshows) for any lecture
    

    -- Improved content creation workflow and management interfaces

    
    -- In-viewer note taking and searching of notes and PowerPoint(R) slide
       text
    

    
    -- Rapid deployment
    
    Eric Burns, Panopto's Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, said,
"CourseCast Version 1.5 is a direct result of our collaboration with early
Socrates Project members. Together we are accelerating the development of
rich-content capture and knowledge management systems by incorporating
lecture-capture best practices directly into the CourseCast product line."
    Announced in December 2007, the Socrates Project makes CourseCast freely
available to universities, colleges and K-12 schools.  In exchange for free
access to the CourseCast platform, Socrates Project members participate in
beta programs aimed at continually enhancing the technology.  More than 150
institutions, from state university systems to small private schools, have now
initiated the enrollment process in the Socrates Project.
    
    About Panopto, Inc.
    
    Panopto, Inc. is a privately held provider of rich-media knowledge
casting and management solutions to the Education, Corporate, Government and
Healthcare markets.  The company's suite of systems and services capture,
stream, edit and archive rich media content across the enterprise.  More
information about Panopto and the Socrates Project can be found at
www.panopto.com.
    Silverlight(TM) and PowerPoint(R) are trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.




For further information:

For further information: Reid Gearhart of Panopto, Inc.,
+1-914-734-1191,  rhgnyc@optonline.net Web Site: http://www.panopto.com

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