TANDBERG Announces Automatic Upload Capability for iTunes U and Podcast Producer
TANDBERG’s Content Server enables easy sharing of video with Mac OS X
NEW YORK AND OSLO, NORWAY - Today, TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA. OL) announced a new version of its Content Server that enables easy sharing of video through Apple’s iTunes U and integrates with Podcast Producer - a feature of Mac OS X Server - allowing users to send recorded video content for further editing, publishing and distribution to any blog or Apple device with just one click.
Now, anyone using a standards-compliant video conferencing endpoint to record content, such as an educational lecture or a training seminar, can seamlessly convert the recording into a format compatible with iTunes for automatic upload to iTunes U; instantly making it available for viewing and sharing.
“With video, a classroom is no longer defined by walls and desks,” said Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG CEO. “The TANDBERG Content Server’s interoperability with Apple’s iTunes U and Podcast Producer enables educators and students to instantly post, access and share lectures, ideas and experiences via video, expanding the world of learning to anywhere.”
“Podcast Producer, a feature of our award-winning Mac OS X Server, is the ideal way to automatically produce and publish podcasts to iTunes or a blog,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “We’re pleased that TANDBERG is offering an application that furthers the reach of iTunes U and brings more rich educational video content to students around the world.”
“As educators, corporate trainers and others are generating more video content, it has become critical to simplify the production and distribution process,” said Ira Weinstein, senior analyst and partner, Wainhouse Research. “TANDBERG’s use of open systems and standards has helped make user-generated video content increasingly accessible by allowing video conferencing endpoints to interoperate, regardless of platform.”
“We are pleased that the TANDBERG Content Server is now compatible with iTunes U and Podcast Producer,” said Sarah Jones, program coordinator, Milliken Education Resource Center College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia. “This integration enhances the investment of technology in our schools and helps educators simplify the production and distribution of video content for playback.”
Other new features of the TANDBERG Content Server include:
* RSS feeds - Users subscribe to their preferred type of content in the TANDBERG Content Server.
* Easy share feature - Users can easily share a video recording directly from the conference library by providing a link to the post for publishing and copying
* Play options button - Users can choose their preferred bandwidth to watch a recording without compromising the processing power of their computer
The TANDBERG Content Server is currently available for purchase. For more information, visit www.tandberg.com.
TANDBERG is the leading global provider of telepresence, high-definition video conferencing and mobile video 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.com for more information.
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