Kaltura Announces its Social Enterprise Video Solution Suite at the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit

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 The company's Social Enterprise video solution suite includes Version 3.0 of the Kaltura MediaSpaceTM application, a "Corporate Tube" video portal, as well as a new video extension for SharePoint.

GARTNER Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit, Orlando, Fla., March 13, 2012 - Kaltura, (www.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source video platform, today announced  its Social Enterprise Video Solution Suite at the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit. As stated by Gartner[1], by 2016, large companies will stream more than 16 hours of video per worker per month. To that end, Kaltura's Social Enterprise Video Solutions empower leading businesses worldwide, including Best Buy, Coldwell Banker, Texas Instruments, and Siemens, with advanced video and rich media capabilities for collaboration and knowledge sharing among employees, partners, and customers.

"Video is rapidly becoming the most effective tool for knowledge sharing and collaboration in enterprises. Similar to the successful introduction of FacebookTM and TwitterTM-like consumer functionalities into the enterprise world, Kaltura provides corporations with advanced YouTubeTM-like functionalities that had been previously perfected through millions of viewers of leading media companies such as ABC, HBO, Paramount, and Warner Bros" said Ron Yekutiel, Chairman and CEO of Kaltura.  "Our Social Enterprise Suite enables employees to create, author, share and search video content while allowing managers and administrators to govern, administer and moderate this content.   Kaltura's open platform enables organization to easily customize the functionalities and user experience, to integrate it with various other enterprise systems, and to flexibly choose which elements to deploy on-premise or on the cloud."

Kaltura's Social Enterprise Suite is part of Kaltura's broader Enterprise Video Solution Suite, which also includes video solutions for training, marketing and eCommerce.  The Suite includes:

  • Social Enterprise video solutions - including a video portal powered by Kaltura MediaSpace Version 3.0, with support for user uploads, recording and screen capture, separately managed channels and additional interactive features; and Kaltura's SharePoint video extension, allowing to easily create, share and search video in SharePoint; as well as many other integrations into enterprise social networks such as Lotus Connections, Jive and others.
  • Marketing and eCommerce video solutions - allowing to easily publish and distribute corporate videos on company websites, portals, and other social media outlets for improved lead generation, better messaging, and increased conversion.
  • Learning and Training solutions - including an internal training portal for employees, a video-presentation widget for synchronized videos and PowerPoint presentations, and more.

About Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit

The Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit focuses on workplace technologies, such as portals, content management, social networking, mashups, online communications tools, eDiscovery, search technologies, Web 2.0 and emerging collaboration tools, and explores how these technologies are a key element in raising overall organizational productivity and employee impact, and how enterprises must change to get business results. Complete details can be found at www.gartner.com/us/pcc.

About Kaltura

Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform. Over 150,000 media & entertainment companies, enterprises, SMBs, educational institutions, service providers, platform vendors, and system integrators use Kaltura's flexible platform to enhance their websites, web-services, and web-platforms with advanced customized video, photo and audio functionalities.  Kaltura's features and products enable to easily deploy custom work-flows involving video creation, ingestion, publishing, management, syndication, engagement, monetization and analysis.  The free community-supported self-hosted software and source-code is available for download at www.kaltura.org.  A commercial version of the software can be obtained at www.kaltura.com along with Kaltura services such as streaming, hosting, transcoding, analytics, ad serving, support and maintenance packages, and professional development.  Founded in 2006, New York-based Kaltura is also a founding member of the ‘Open Video Alliance' (www.openvideoalliance.org), a coalition of organizations dedicated to fostering open standards for online video. For more information: www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org and http://exchange.kaltura.com/.


[1] 'Predicts 2012: Plan for Cloud, Mobility and 'Big Content' in Your ECM Strategy', November 16, 2011