North Plains Announces Video Manager V 2.0

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New solution offers most advanced and scaleable solutions for organizations looking to capture, retrieve and share video assets

With the release of Video Manager v2.0, we at North Plains are excited to add this latest solution enhancement to our existing Digital Asset Management platform

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North Plains, the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) software and solutions, today announced the availability of its latest addition to its suite of solutions, TeleScope Video Manager v2.0. A component of TeleScope, Video Manager v2.0 is a comprehensive solution for organizations that create, ingest, and distribute all types of video assets. The product will be introduced at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference, taking place April 14-19 in Las Vegas and showcased in the Telestream (# SL9214) and Infosys (#SL14108) partner booths.

North Plains is best known for its strategic approach to incorporating digital asset management at the beginning of the asset lifecycle, as an essential part of the creative production process and through its tight integration with existing authoring applications. Video Manager v2.0 takes this same approach, and applies it to the creation of long-form, short-form and web-based video content. Offering a feature-rich tool set and deep integration with digital editing suites, such as Avid and Apple's Final Cut Pro, Video Manager 2.0 supports all essential video management and playback mechanisms out-of-the box; including clip creation, video streaming, storyboarding, closed-caption display, searching, and even rough-cut editing, directly within TeleScope.
“With the release of Video Manager v2.0, we at North Plains are excited to add this latest solution enhancement to our existing Digital Asset Management platform,” said Joseph Oliver, VP Marketing & Business Development of North Plains. “We are also very excited to further extend our reach within the ever-growing world of content and media. North Plains has been at the forefront of this market for over 12 years and through the excellent work our team has done, customer feedback and market analysis has led us to this point and I look forward to much more in the near future.”

Video Manager v2.0 provides its full feature set on the Macintosh, Windows and Web-based client platforms. A core component in an end-to-end video management lifecycle, Video Manager 2.0 provides a foundation of support to solutions for multi-channel and device publishing, brand management, channel management, corporate communications, video enhanced e-learning, video-on-demand, and more. Also included in Video Manager 2.0:

  •     Improved security control
  •     Expanded Dual Time Coordinate system
  •     Dramatic user interface enhancements
  •     Improved clip handling
  •     Multi-clip "Play All" enhancements
  •     Open Captioning capabilities
  •     Annotation Palette
  •     Enhanced integration with industry leading partners: Avid, Telestream, and Virage

“Video usage has become pervasive across the enterprise and is one on the fastest growing rich media assets in organizations today,” explains Mukul Krishna, Global Manager of the Digital Media Practice for Frost & Sullivan. "These organizations face multiple challenges, such as complexities associated with workflows, unique metadata requirements often attributed with managing video content and the need to provide a secure environment for centralized access and distribution. As a result, many are increasingly turning to digital media asset management offerings, such as TeleScope Enterprise and TeleScope Video Manager, to provide the much-needed workflow optimization, virtual collaboration and file distribution solutions".
North Plain’s flagship solution, TeleScope Enterprise, is optimized to support multiple lines of business whose reach extends across dispersed geographies or business centers. TeleScope Enterprise is designed to meet the global business challenges of companies looking to create an end-to-end digital media supply chain that supports the creation, integration and repurpose of rich media and time-based information in mission critical applications.

About North Plains Systems Corp.
Founded in 1994, North Plains Systems Corp. is the leading provider of digital asset management solutions. Its pioneering technology, focus, and vision have been recognized throughout the content management industry, including analyst Frost & Sullivan, with their 2005 Company of the Year award. Today, over 450 customers benefit from North Plains' expertise in delivering industry defining solutions for multi-channel publishing, broadcast automation, video enhanced learning, marketing automation, collaboration and brand management. Customers include AOL, Boeing, Bowling Green State University, Gallaudet University, Harcourt, HarperCollins Publishers, Microsoft, Ogilvy and Mather, Playboy, Publicis Groupe, Publishers Clearing House, Rodale Inc, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Thomson Learning, The Utah Education Network, Viacom, and Warner Bros. For further information please visit

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