This year's Readers' Choice Awards presented more than 200 different products and services from more than 150 different companies from around the world
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 5, 2008
IVT, maker of transformative, industrial-strength rich media webcasting software, today announced that version 4.0 of its popular IVT MediaPlatform® has been named a finalist in the 'Best Webcasting Platform' category in the second annual Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards. The newest release of IVT MediaPlatform was developed to answer the requests of the rich media industry for a dual Flash/Windows solution by adding the ability to create and distribute live and on-demand Flash video presentations, along with complete Web Services application programming interfaces (APIs). IVT MediaPlatform 4.0 also contains powerful enhancements to its reporting and user statistics functionality.
The Streaming Media Readers' Choice awards recognize the products and services that organizations and individuals rely on daily for rich media and communications needs across a range of categories. Winners will be announced at Streaming Media West, September 23-26 in San Jose, CA.
"This year's Readers' Choice Awards presented more than 200 different products and services from more than 150 different companies from around the world," said Streaming Media Magazine editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. "The fact that there's so much competition for these awards is a reflection of just how many competitive solutions are now available to consumers, enterprises and educational institutions looking for online video solutions; the fact that nearly 4,000 Streaming Media readers voted in the awards shows just how passionately they feel about the tools they've chosen."
"I know I speak for all of IVT when I say we are thrilled to receive this distinguished recognition," said Phillip Whalen, IVT's president and CEO. "We remain committed to developing software products that directly answer the needs of today's enterprise content users who are increasingly using video to inspire, educate and communicate with audiences of all sizes. IVT is honored that our flagship product has been recognized by the industry on the eve of an exciting new product launch for the company later this month at Streaming Media West."
IVT MediaPlatform 4.0 is an industrial-strength, enterprise rich media webcasting software solution for creating, managing, distributing and measuring interactive live and on-demand presentations. It offers an improved and optimized Flash-based LiveEditor. LiveEditor allows webcast creators to easily and quickly control and direct live webcasts via interactive elements such as slide pushes and instant polling. In the new version, LiveEditor has a completely different look and feel and has been optimized to load faster and work more efficiently. With its wizard-driven interface, IVT MediaPlatform 4.0 enables users to create compelling rich media presentations with ease. These presentations can be fully integrated and synchronized with interactive components such as video and audio, PowerPoint® slides, graphics, polling, surveys, question and answer and screen recording. Statistics and reports are available immediately during a live event or on-demand thereafter. Large corporations such as Oracle, Rohm and Haas and NEC rely on IVT MediaPlatform's patented technology as a complete, redundant enterprise webcasting system to manage their global webcasting programs with the ability to log in anywhere for immediate usage of the system.
The product is the first and only software package for enterprise video webcast creation and management that is available both in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and a behind-the-firewall, on-premise model. With the SaaS solution there is no installation cost, no maintenance costs and users receive free upgrades.
Earlier this year, IVT co-founder and CTO Greg Pulier was recognized by Streaming Media as a "Streaming Media All-Star." The designation was given to the top 25 pioneers who had a significant impact on the development of the online video industry over the last decade.
IVT will be exhibiting at Streaming Media West in booth 402.
About IVT (http://www.ivtweb.com/)
IVT transforms the reach and impact of companies' communications. IVT's industrial-strength suite of reliable rich media webcasting software products is changing how people present, distribute and absorb ideas and information. From easy, self-service desktop applications to complete corporate webcasting solutions, IVT's products are powered by the world's most advanced, patented rich media publishing engine. Using video, PowerPoint and interactive elements, IVT's product suite allows companies of all sizes to create and share both live and pre-recorded communications. Webcasts and podcasts created with IVT software are providing content creators with immediate, detailed insight into audience behavior and message comprehension, closing the loop on modern communications. IVT is making meetings, training, communications and customer service efforts more effective, while increasing information retention and simultaneously cutting costs. IVT's products are available both in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and a behind-the-firewall, on-premise model.
For general inquiries and additional product information, please go to http://www.ivtweb.com or contact info @ ivtweb.com.
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