Onstream Media Announces New Version of Its Digital Media Services Platform
Enhanced Platform Features Improved Capabilities
November 1, 2005
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Nov. 1 -- Onstream Media Corporation ( OTC: ONSM), a leading online Application Service Provider (ASP) of live and on-demand, rich media communications, today announced a new version of its Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP). The newly enhanced platform provides additional features and functionality developed to satisfy the needs of an already growing number of monthly ASP customers, including: Alcoa Inc.; AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company; KPMG LLP; MediaOne; MultiVu, a PR Newswire company; the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs as well as industry-leading video communications service providers including Wire One Communications. Clients are already using Onstream Media's DMSP for various business requirements such as employee training, e-learning, customer communications as well as product information distribution.
Among the key features included in the latest version of the DMSP are:
- Upgraded Digital Asset Management System
- Integrated Smart Encoding and Indexing tools
- Multi-terabyte secure storage
- CDN services for streaming and/or downloading all formats, including Flash
- Reporting tools to monitor viewership
- Multi-format transcoding - an easy tool to convert formats
- An integrated media storefront that enables e-commerce using pay-per- view
- A new low cost web conferencing service
- Quickcast - a self-narrated presentation creator using Microsoft Powerpoint and a phone
- Podcasting - easily creates podcasts from a single telephone call
Onstream Media's DMSP, operating within a highly secure environment, enables customers to have total access to all of their media across their entire enterprise. Users can repurpose that content for distribution on the web in multiple formats for both streaming and downloadable media. The enhanced platform is user friendly and requires no prior programming knowledge to operate. This streamlines the approval and workflow process. Bradley Fisher, editor of Alcoa.com, the corporate website of Alcoa Inc., noted that, "The Onstream platform has made it easy and affordable to scale-up video content on http://www.alcoa.com ."
Onstream Media's DMSP offers many key advantages to users, including elimination of the upfront costs often associated with installations of Digital Asset Management (DAM) software and hardware, a low monthly fee, ease- of-use that allows anyone utilizing a web browser to use the DMSP, and a highly secure environment for content provided by SAIC, one of the country's leading IT data assurance companies.
"We are extremely pleased with the reception for our DMSP from our growing list of clients," said Randy Selman, president and chief executive officer of Onstream Media. "The latest upgrade is just the beginning, with additional feature sets to follow that are being developed in response to specific requests from both existing and prospective clients. We expect to add many third party services to the platform, which we believe will serve to further enhance the user experience, attract new customers and positively impact our future financial performance."
About Onstream Media Corporation
Founded in 1993, Onstream Media ( OTC: ONSM) is a leading online Application Service Provider (ASP) 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 media services technology provides its customers with the necessary tools for webcasting, web conferencing, managing digital assets, publishing content on the Internet and establishing e-commerce storefronts to transact business online. All of Onstream Media's services are focused on increasing productivity and revenues, and reducing capital expenditures and operational costs of any organization in an affordable and highly secure environment. As a result, 78% of the Fortune 100 CEOs and CFOs and almost half of the Fortune 1000 companies have used Onstream Media's services.
Onstream Media customers include: AOL, AAA, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, Disney, MGM, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Financial/CCBN, PR Newswire and the U.S. Government. For more information, visit the Onstream website at http://www.onstreammedia.com or call 954-917-6655.
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