HAYWARD, Calif. and SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universities and colleges across the US are working to meet requirements to deliver accessible content for hearing impaired and deaf students, faculty and community. Today, Symphony Video, Inc., creator of Ensemble Video Software, and Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) announced the completion of an integrated workflow that offers built-in management controls for streamlining video content captioning. Now institutions can aggregate captioning volumes for greater discounts, allowing faster creation of more accessible content while maximizing tight budgets.
Now in release at Syracuse University, Ensemble Video's integrated solution features seamless captioning via Automatic Sync's fee-based service, CaptionSync™.
"Syracuse University is committed to making its video content accessible to everyone, and AST and Symphony Video help us accomplish that goal," said Neal Coffey, manager of the Video Production Unit at Syracuse University. "We are excited about the partnership and look forward to taking advantage of the streamlined workflows with the highly accurate captioning from AST. This new feature set will save Syracuse University users time and money."
Ensemble Video is an award-winning video management platform recognized for a suite of features developed with participation from higher education institutions, including Syracuse University, the University of Illinois, Clemson University, and Colgate University.
"Our vision is focused on the needs of higher education. We are thrilled to collaborate with Automatic Sync to provide a tool that lets institutions easily and cost effectively create accessible content throughout the campus," said Andy Covell, founder and CEO of Symphony Video, Inc., creator of Ensemble Video Software.
"At Automatic Sync, we recognize the challenges that institutions face as they try to caption more and more content," said Brent Robertson, co-founder, Automatic Sync Technologies. "This collaboration offers tremendous value for customers in addressing those challenges."
About Symphony Video
Ensemble Video, Symphony Video's flagship product, is a rich media management and publishing system used by hundreds of educational institutions. With an easy-to-use interface, extensive feature set and integration with Wowza Media Server, Ensemble Video is an obvious choice for organizations seeking a cost-effective platform that enables users from across the organization to manage, share and distribute video. To learn more about Ensemble Video, visit http://www.ensemblevideo.com. To setup a trial or demo of Ensemble Video visit the website at: http://www.ensemblevideo.com/contactus, or call +1 (315) 753-0094.
CaptionSync is an innovative, proprietary software service powered by Automatic Sync Technologies, providing high-quality automated captioning with unrivaled speed at a fraction of the cost of conventional captioning. The simple user interface accepts electronic submission of program media and returns standard-format caption files for Web-media such as Flash, QuickTime and Windows Media, for platforms such as Mediasite, Brightcove, Kaltura, Echo360, Panopto and YouTube, or for DVD authoring and broadcast. CaptionSync can simultaneously generate caption output for multiple types of media from a single submission. AST's CaptionSync provides the Gold Standard in accuracy because it does not rely on speech recognition software and its inherent errors -- AST stands apart from other providers of automated captioning for this reason.
About Automatic Sync Technologies
Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) is an industry-leading provider of Web-based captioning services for thousands of customers worldwide, enabling accurate video and rich media search and retrieval to public and private sector enterprise. Formed in 1998 and funded in part by an SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant, AST pioneered the automated captioning technology to deliver the most cost-efficient, high-quality, automatic captioning service available today. AST helps government agencies and educational institutions comply with regulations to make advanced communication services accessible to hard of hearing and deaf audiences. Contact AST by email [email protected], online at http://www.automaticsync.com, or call +1 (877) 278-7962.
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