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TMCNet:  Qumu Adds FocalCast Integration for Enterprise-Grade Recording and Streaming of Collaboration Sessions

[February 16, 2017]

Qumu Adds FocalCast Integration for Enterprise-Grade Recording and Streaming of Collaboration Sessions

Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), a leader in enterprise video, today announced direct integration with the FocalCast document cloud platform allowing users to record live multi-user collaboration sessions, training or lectures. With Qumu's new extension, teams not only can record a session but also include their shared whiteboards and documents.

"This is a great example of the power Qumu's enterprise video expertise brings to the unified communications and collaboration market, in which Gartner (News - Alert) projects end user spending will grow from $38.2 billion in 2016 to $43.4 billion in 2020," said Vern Hanzlik, president and CEO of Qumu. (Gartner, 2016)

FocalCast and Qumu enable multi-user collaboration leveraging existing web conferencing, video conferencing and webcasting investments. Users can initiate a Qumu stream or recording from a live FocalCast session with a single button. No downloads or plugins are required. The recording (including audio, video, whiteboard & document stream) is securely stored and centrally managed for searching and viewing by any device. Digital copies of documents/artifacts are captured and tied directly to the recording and immediately shareable. Recordings can be saved to learning management systems (LMS), internal media channels, or corporate directories.

"FocalCast's ability to seamlessly conect a wide variety of devices and document formats is a huge advantage for organizations," said Devin Turner, FocalCast CEO. "We are excited to add Qumu's enterprise-grade streaming and recording capabilities to revolutionize the way we connect and share information around the world."

Interactive collaboration boosts effectiveness

Adding FocalCast real-time collaboration to Qumu's enterprise-class recording and streaming capability brings effortless synergy and control to proprietary recorded meeting assets:

  • Effortless and secure collaboration with external users
  • Single-point, technology-agnostic solution
  • Globally scalable distance education solution
  • Compliant with regulatory standards and corporate content retention policies
  • Secure recording and playback integrated with corporate identity management systems

About Qumu Corporation

Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU)'s enterprise-wide video platform helps businesses create, manage, secure, deliver and measure the success of their videos. Qumu's innovative solutions release the power in video to engage and empower employees, partners and clients. The world's largest companies realize the greatest possible value from video they create and publish using Qumu. Whatever the audience size, viewer device or network configuration, Qumu solutions are how business does video. www.qumu.com

About FocalCast

FocalCast is a leading Unified Communications (News - Alert) platform that allows users to initiate two-way collaboration on any digital artifact including documents and whiteboards with a single click. The company's web-based platform enables seamless collaboration across all types of internet-connected devices including smart phones, laptops, tablets, touch displays and PC's. FocalCast can be accessed from any device and run securely as an on-premise installation, AWS or Microsoft (News - Alert) Azure cloud service, or hybrid deployment offering unparalleled flexibility for end users and administrators. FocalCast is used in corporations and higher-education institutions across the United States with offices in St. Louis. and Houston. www.focalcastapp.com.

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