BxVideo Launches RM<i>XPRES</i> Hosting Services for Rich Media Web Communications
WEXFORD, PA (Pittsburgh area) BxVideo, a provider of rich media services, today announced RMXPRES[TM], a suite of services that helps organizations capture, publish, deliver and manage presentations with unprecedented speed, cost-effectiveness and simplicity. This is the first and only hosted service platform created exclusively for Sonic Foundry's Mediasite[TM], the industry's leading rich media presentation recorder that is becoming the system of choice for corporate, education and government customers. (See today's related release: Sonic Foundry Announces First Managed Hosting and Delivery Service For Mediasite).
Mediasite is ideal for capturing and streaming event Webcasting, online training, external corporate communications, product marketing and Web-based distance education presentations. RMXPRES services eliminate all back-end content management and hosting requirements for the deployment of the Mediasite solution. Customers or organizations looking for a complete turnkey service now can record multimedia presentations and quickly build rich media libraries using RMXPRES for live or on-demand viewing via the Web.
"Now customers of any size and type can leverage the power of rich media communications without the up-front expense and technical expertise commonly associated with streaming video applications," said Darrin Coulson, president of BxVideo. "Mediasite records the presentation in a snap and RMXPRES takes care of all back-end hosting requirements. RMXPRES removes the up-front capital strains as well as IT resource or network security issues that previously have hamstrung creators of rich-media content."
BxVideo developed its suite of services entirely for Mediasite, the industry's only stand-alone, hardware/software rich media recording system. Mediasite provides unmatched versatility and flexibility to capture on-the-fly virtually any kind of data output (PowerPoint, Excel, live Web pages, DVD, complex imagery, etc.) from any presentation device (notebook PC, document camera, smart board, etc.) and instantly turn it into Web-based interactive rich media content for live and on-demand delivery.
Having discovered Mediasite through its work with Carnegie Mellon University, BxVideo teamed with Sonic Foundry to develop the associated Web-based user interfaces and reseller programs that the company will formally introduce at the InfoComm 2004 trade show in Atlanta, June 9 – 11.
"BxVideo and the new RMXPRES hosting service represent critical building blocks that will accelerate Mediasite's reach into new markets and a broader range of customers," said James Dias, vice president of marketing and sales, Sonic Foundry. "We've worked hand-in-hand with BxVideo to develop this comprehensive offering for simplifying and managing the entire content creation, distribution and storage lifecycle. We think customers and dealers alike will see great value in this new service."
Since 2003, BxVideo has steadily built a cadre of clients that range from small companies to large corporate customers. Here's what BxVideo customers have to say:
"For our annual World Congress, BxVideo partnered with our primary A/V contractor and recorded 32 sessions complete with full audio/video and graphic content – at a fraction of the cost of typical production-based services. Not only that, but the presentations were available to our attendees on CD and via the Web within hours. This is an impressive and cost-effective offering for any organization that wants to record and distribute presentations via the Web or on CDs."
Steve Yaeger, Corporate public relations and brand manager for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International.
"When we saw Mediasite for the first time, we quickly recognized how we could use this technology to enhance our portfolio to our customers, both through online and CD/DVD-based communications. We engaged BxVideo to capture several medical conferences, archive and host them through RMXPRES for on-demand use – without any technical network work at our end. The success of the initial experience, including the immediate opportunity to sell the captures to our clients, led us to buy our first Mediasite unit as a way to generate additional revenue from our medical conferences and stay ahead of our competition. We have enjoyed working with BxVideo and look forward to a continued collaboration."
Jan Heybroek, vice president of operations for Imedex.
BxVideo was founded in 2003 with a mission to make rich media communications easy and affordable for organizations of all types and sizes. As a result of careful market research and experience with customers, BxVideo has developed a unique suite of technologies and services that address all aspects of the rich media content continuum – capturing, publishing, delivery and management. Common applications include online training, internal and external corporate communications, event Webcasting, product sales and marketing presentations and distance education. For more information, visit www.bxvideo.com.