All Work and No Play? TANDBERG Makes Business Presentations Portable for Microsoft Zune Devices
Media-rich video presentations anywhere, anytime on Microsoft Zune
NEW YORK and OSLO, NORWAY, Nov. 30, 2006 – Turning traditional business presentations inside out, Microsoft Zune™, Microsoft’s new digital media player, and the TANDBERG Content Server now make it possible for those on the go to view media-rich video presentations such as CEO briefings or training courses right along with their favorite songs or movies.
Working in concert with Microsoft, TANDBERG® (OSLO: TAA.OL), a global leader in visual communication, has enabled Zune-optimized content creation through the TANDBERG Content Server, the company’s Windows®-based streaming and archiving solution. Using the Content Server, any standards-based videoconference can be instantly recorded and optimized for Microsoft Zune download and playback without any additional configuration.
“With the TANDBERG Content Server, Microsoft Zune not only enables people to enjoy their favorite songs or videos, but to catch up on important training sessions or product presentations when and where they want,” said Fredrik Halvorsen, Chief Executive Officer for TANDBERG. “This is another example of how TANDBERG visual communication technologies are bringing about new levels of productivity and flexibility.”
Creating Zune-optimized video presentations with the TANDBERG Content Server is as easy as placing a phone call. From any standards-based videoconference system, users simply call into the Content Server to stream and/or record the presentation, essentially turning any room with a videoconferencing system into a video creation studio. The archived content is instantly optimized for quick download to a Zune device.
“We’re happy to see TANDBERG creating smart ways for companies to extend their content onto the Zune device – its an innovative way to create high quality, Zune-optimized content with their Content Server,” said Jason Reindorp, spokesperson for Zune at Microsoft Corporation. “We welcome TANDBERG’s timely entry into the Zune ecosystem.”
Zune is Microsoft’s music and entertainment platform that provides an end-to-end solution for Connected Entertainment. Zune is part of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices division and supports the company’s software-based services vision to help drive innovation in the digital entertainment space. More information can be found online at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/zune.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
TANDBERG is a leading global provider of visual communication products and services with dual headquarters in New York and Norway. TANDBERG designs, develops and markets systems and software for video, voice and data. The company provides sales, support and value-added services in more than 90 countries worldwide. TANDBERG is publicly traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker TAA.OL. Please visit www.tandberg.net for more information.
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