Sonic Foundry: Named finalist in Best of 2007 Elearing! Awards

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Mediasite by Sonic Foundry singled out for best presentation tool

MADISON, Wis., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sonic Foundry(R) Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO) , a leader in automated rich media communications technology, is pleased to announce the company’s Mediasite(R) webcasting and content management solution is a finalist in the Best of 2007 Elearning! Awards in the Best Presentation Tool category.

“The Best of Elearning! Awards are unlike any hosted in this market. Every brand and product was reader nominated, and the finalists are the leading vote earners from each product category,” said Jerry Roche, editorial director of Elearning! Magazine. “More than 50 percent of e-learning professionals rely on word of mouth and referrals as a source of product information. This awards program provides a venue for adopters to share what brands and solutions really work for them.”

Blending sophisticated presentation capture technology with unprecedented ease of use, Mediasite is the market leader for recording, distributing, managing and searching online knowledge. “The face of e-learning and how organizations deliver information, training and online education is changing, and e-learning professionals choose and recommend Mediasite to be the right solution to create and share their institutional knowledge,” said Rimas Buinevicius, chairman and CEO of Sonic Foundry. “We are extremely honored to be recognized as one of the best presentation tools for e-learning, and look forward to continuing to provide the industry-leading webcasting platform.”

Mediasite will be featured in the winter edition of Elearning! Magazine published in January 2008, along with the finalists and winners of each product category.

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About Sonic Foundry(R), Inc.

Founded in 1991, Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ:SOFO) is a technology leader in the emerging rich media communications marketplace, providing enterprise solutions and services that link an information-driven world. Sonic Foundry is named on Ziff Davis Media’s Baseline list of the top ten fastest-growing software companies with sales under $150 million and named one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 companies. Voted Best Webcasting Platform and Best Webcasting Appliance in the Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards, the company’s solutions are trusted by education institutions, Fortune 500 companies and government agencies for a variety of critical communication needs. Sonic Foundry is changing the way organizations communicate via the web and how people around the globe receive vital information needed for work, professional advancement, safety and education. Sonic Foundry is based in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about Sonic Foundry and Mediasite, visit