MADISON, Wis. - October 8, 2012 - Executives from Sonic
Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for
video management and academic, enterprise and event webcasting,
have been invited to speak at two premier technology
conferences in the Middle East this month.They will share
Sonic Foundry's vision of video-based instructional media
at universities, outline strategies for scalable
educational technology and highlight significant customer
successes in the region.
The following week Ray Hassell, vice president of
international, will be at InfoComm Middle East and Africa
in Dubai leading the panel discussion "
Massive Lecture Capture Deployments: Go Big or Go Home"
on Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. GST.
In recent years Sonic Foundry has supported rapidly growing
educational technology initiatives in the Middle East,
working with leading institutions as they implement some of
the largest lecture capture deployments in the world.
Customers in the region include King Abdullah University of
Science and Technology (KAUST), Princess Noura Bint Abdul
Rahman University (PNU), UAE University, Masdar Institute
of Science and Technology, Hamdan Bin Mohamed University,
Lebanese American University and the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia Ministry of Education.
"From the early days of lecture capture we have supported
our strong customer base in the Middle East and responded
to the growing interest from leading institutions seeking
to build online repositories of academic video content
using Mediasite," said Rob Lipps. "We are honored to be
invited to speak at these prestigious events and look
forward to furthering the success of both our customers and
our technology around the globe."
Trusted by more than 1,000 colleges and universities, the
patented Mediasite webcasting and video content management
system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture,
management, delivery and search of streaming videos and
rich media presentations. Sonic Foundry has been named
Frost & Sullivan's Global Market Share Leader in Lecture
Capture Solutions for six consecutive years.