Ramp and Sonic Foundry Team Up to Scale Delivery of Enterprise Streaming Video

Integrated IP Multicast for Mediasite, Powered by Ramp AltitudeCDN™, Meets Critical Need for Streaming Video on Enterprise Networks

BOSTON, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ramp, the leading provider of next-generation enterprise video delivery solutions for large enterprises, and Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, announced today integration of AltitudeCDN™ Multicast+ as a key distribution component of the Mediasite Video Platform. This integration advances the companies’ strategic partnership to scale delivery of enterprise streaming video applications such as corporate communications, training and live webcasts behind the firewall to Sonic Foundry’s 2,800+ corporate, government and enterprise customers.

IP multicast is a highly-sought distribution capability requested by enterprise customers who need to optimize the delivery of video on bandwidth-constrained corporate networks.

“Demand for enterprise video continues to accelerate, putting increased pressure on networks to reliably deliver video without disrupting network traffic or causing bandwidth bottlenecks. Partnering with Ramp means we can provide customers a worry-free integrated multicast solution, and the convenience of knowing that when they click a video link, the video will stream flawlessly without taxing the enterprise network,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president, Sonic Foundry.

With Mediasite Deliver, audiences experience pure HTML5 streaming for live and on-demand video to desktops and mobile devices using a combination of Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming and MPEG-DASH. Mediasite picks up these streams intelligently based on the platform and technologies installed on the audience’s playback device.

Multicasting is a one-to-many network protocol that reduces traffic on the corporate network by simultaneously delivering a single live video stream to hundreds or thousands of users. Enterprises adopt multicast technology because it has been proven to be an extremely efficient method of reaching a large number of viewers with stable, reliable video transmissions. AltitudeCDN Multicast+ is the only standards-based software solution for secure multicasting of HLS and MPEG-DASH video. Deployable on existing network infrastructure, it is an affordable and scalable alternative to proprietary WAN optimization solutions or expensive network upgrades.

“In very short order, the Sonic Foundry team implemented a seamless technology integration that both enhances the quality of the customer experience and leverages proven infrastructure to ensure reliable and repeatable content services at any scale,” said Stephen Blankenship, vice president of product and operations at Ramp. “Sonic Foundry has proven to be a terrific partner, committed to working together with us to enable organizations get the most out of their common enterprise streaming infrastructure.”

Mediasite Deliver with IP multicast integration is available today. Customers may request the Multicast+ add-on via Sonic Foundry. Once deployed on the network, the multicast service is easily enabled using the Mediasite management portal.

About Ramp

Ramp provides next-generation video delivery solutions to help organizations unleash video in the enterprise. Ramp’s enterprise content delivery network, AltitudeCDN™, provides simple and secure multicasting and advanced caching software to optimize video traffic behind the firewall. The result is high-quality, stable transmissions from virtually any video source without expensive network upgrades or proprietary infrastructures and custom video players. Many Global 2000 companies, including Fortune 500 leaders, benefit from Ramp’s enterprise solutions. Ramp is headquartered in Boston and can be reached at (857) 202-3500 or ramp.com.

About Sonic Foundry

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ:SOFO) is the trusted global leader for video capture, management and streaming solutions. Trusted by educational institutions, corporations and government entities, Mediasite Video Platform quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media. Mediasite transforms communications, training, education and events for more than 4,300 customers in over 65 countries. Leading analyst research firms Aragon, Forrester, Wainhouse and Frost & Sullivan recognize Sonic Foundry as a leader in enterprise video, webcasting and lecture capture.


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