KZO Innovations and IQT Expand Strategic Partnership to Support the U.S. Intelligence Community

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KZO Innovations signed a second technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology and solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Building on the original strategic partnership signed in 2009, the new agreement will include development of additional advanced enhancements to The KZO Video Suite, as well as expanding the reach of its deployment.

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“The U.S. Intelligence Community is one of our most strategic markets. Working closely with In-Q-Tel has encouraged us to deliver a number of industry-leading capabilities through our Video Suite..." said Wes Cruver, president and CEO of KZO Innovations

KZO Innovations signed a second technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology and solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Building on the original strategic partnership signed in 2009, the new agreement will include development of additional advanced enhancements to The KZO Video Suite, as well as expanding the reach of its deployment.

“Leveraging innovative technology is vital to the success of our GEOINT mission,” said David K. White, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency liaison with IQT. “Through our partnership with In-Q-Tel, we have access to a robust portfolio of commercial innovations like KZO’s Video Platform. We’ve seen the real impact of such tools for our analysts and users.”

The KZO Video Suite provides a simple and effective way for users to create video, share video and socialize video content in both live and on-demand applications. Typically used in Training and eLearning, Enterprise Communication and Collaborative Analysis situations, KZO’s interoperability with leading social collaboration portals and learning management systems including SharePoint® and Blackboard® enables organizations to leverage the power of video with live and on-demand collaboration within a workgroup or across their entire global enterprise.

“We are pleased to announce this expanded agreement,” said Wes Cruver, president and CEO of KZO Innovations. “The U.S. Intelligence Community is one of our most strategic markets. Working closely with In-Q-Tel has encouraged us to deliver a number of industry-leading capabilities through our Video Suite, most notably in the areas of unifying live and on-demand video and social collaboration around it, distributed production, and interoperability with other enterprise video, communication and learning systems.”

About KZO Innovations, Inc.
KZO Innovations is the leading provider of social collaboration video software. The KZO Business Video Suite is being used by fortune 500 companies and government agencies to securely Create or upload video from any computer, Share video within any CRM, LMS, web portal or as a stand-alone video & Socialize video by engaging viewers - letting them add comments, ask questions and get answers. KZO’s interoperability with leading collaboration portals and learning management systems including Salesforce and SharePoint®, enables organizations to securely leverage the power of video with live and on-demand collaboration within a workgroup or across their entire global enterprise. Consisting of three integrated components that are compatible with major video formats including Flash and HTML5: KZO Virtual Studio, KZO Video Library and KZO Media Player. Businesses that are interested in the KZO Business Video Suite can create a Free KZO Express Account which includes free video hosting.

For more information visit: http://kzoinnovations.com/

KZO Media Contact:
Peter Monahan
Tel: 703-408-2116
press(at)kzoinnovations(dot)com

About NGA
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is the nation’s primary source of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). As a DOD combat support agency and a member of the IC, NGA provides GEOINT, in support of U.S. national security and defense, as well as disaster relief. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information that describes, assesses and visually depicts physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. For more information about NGA, visit http://www.nga.mil, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

NGA Media Contact:
Reishia Kelsey
Tel: 571-557-9014
reishia.r(dot)kelsey(at)nga(dot)mil

About IQT
In-Q-Tel is the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched in 1999 as a private, independent organization, IQT’s mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint defining the Intelligence Community’s critical technology needs, IQT engages with entrepreneurs, startups, researchers, and investors to deliver technologies that provide superior capabilities for the CIA and broader Intelligence Community. For more information, visit http://www.iqt.org.

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