Sonic Foundry Unveils Mediasite 4.2

Redefined Management Portal enhances efficiency, streamlines navigation and search

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sonic Foundry(R) Inc. (NASDAQ:SOFO) , a leader in automated rich media communications technology, today unveiled Mediasite(R) 4.2, the latest release of the company’s award-winning and patented webcasting and content management platform. The Mediasite Management Portal’s 4.2 makeover was inspired by the growing number of faculty, executives and line of business managers who are creating, managing and monitoring rich media presentations on a daily basis. The redesign incorporates usability best practices to give these users greater confidence in webcasting their training, briefings and lectures.

“Mediasite’s new portal introduces a user-friendly and approachable interface that cultivates a more straightforward experience for our customers, particularly for people who do not come from a technical background,” said Rimas Buinevicius, chairman and CEO of Sonic Foundry. “This redesign makes it easier for knowledge workers to create and search the Mediasite presentations that are now fundamental to sharing essential information and expertise.”

  The refined Mediasite 4.2 Management Portal features:

— Simplified navigation throughout the web-based Mediasite platform
— System-wide keyword search across all Mediasite assets, including
presentations, presenters, Viewers, folders, schedules, templates,
streaming profiles and server groups
— Streamlined access to presentation poll results
— A common tasks sidebar of popular functions now accessible from any
location within the portal

Mediasite 4.2 also includes updates to the library of Mediasite Viewers, including an additional widescreen Viewer for 16:9 video and a new 3-banner Viewer supporting customers’ needs for additional branding in the playback experience, enhanced Firefox(R) playback and support for the Microsoft(R) Windows Media(R) Video 9 Advanced Streaming Codec.

Mediasite 4.2 is available now. For a brief on-demand webinar introducing the new portal features, please visit

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. Ziff Davis Media’s Baseline Magazine named Sonic Foundry to its list of the top ten fastest-growing software companies with sales under $150 million. 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. The company’s integrated webcasting and web presentation solutions are trusted by Fortune 500 companies, education institutions and government agencies for a variety of critical communication needs. Sonic Foundry is based in Madison, Wis. For more information about Sonic Foundry, visit

Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry’s products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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