Onstream Media Provides Digital Media Services to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
October 12, 2005
POMPANO BEACH, FL – October 12, 2005 – Onstream Media Corporation ( OTC: ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on-demand, digital media communications and applications, announced today that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has contracted with Onstream Media for various services including subscribing to the Onstream Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP). As part of the services provided, Onstream Media managed the video production and encoding for a training course for hospitals in support of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). The National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) is a section within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Response Division, Operations Branch, and is responsible for supporting Federal agencies in the management and coordination of the Federal medical response to major emergencies and Federally declared disasters.
Onstream Media’s digital platform will be used to store and stream the training course video and provide an on-demand Web-based delivery mechanism designed to reach approximately 1,800 NDMS hospitals located throughout the United States. The course was designed to provide crisis preparedness for the roles and responsibilities of NDMS participating hospitals. The webcast-based course includes seven video presentation modules that provide an overview of the NDMS, information regarding the operational process of NDMS hospital participation in the system during an NDMS activation, and discussion of some of the implications for NDMS hospitals taking part during a regional or national crisis.
Randy Selman, president and chief executive officer of Onstream Media, stated, “We are pleased to work with the VA on this important project. This project demonstrates how Onstream Media’s production and DMSP services can be used to empower individuals with access to actionable information to make critical decisions. As importantly, the completion of this project creates a model that can be utilized to secure similar projects from other federal and state government agencies.”
“Onstream Media quickly assessed the requirements, delivering services and a product that fully supported this project’s diverse web-based communication requirements,” said Peter Brewster of the VA.
About Onstream Media Corporation
Founded in 1993, Onstream Media ( OTC: ONSM) is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand, rich media communications via the Onstream Digital Media Services Platform. Specializing in audio and video corporate communications, Onstream Media's pioneering ASP digital asset management technology provides the necessary tools for webcasting, webconferencing and content publishing services focused on increasing productivity and revenues for any organization in an affordable and highly secure environment. 78% of the Fortune 100 CEOs and CFOs have used Onstream Media’s webcasting services for investor relations announcements.
Onstream Media customers include: AOL, AAA, Disney, MGM, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Financial/CCBN and PR Newswire.
For more information, visit the Onstream website at http://www.onstreammedia.com or call 954-917-6655.
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