Kontiki has announced the availability of an eservice for Microsoft Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 allowing one-button publishing of business video presentations to the Kontiki Delivery Management System (DMS) 3.0. This announcement is intended to make it easier produce, publish, and securely deliver digital video content, enhancing Kontiki'sbusiness video solution for enterprise customers.
Microsoft Producer 2003 is a free add-on to PowerPoint, and allows users to synchronize audio, video, graphics, and HTML content with PowerPoint presentations. Users can now publish Producer output directly to the Kontiki DMS without leaving the Microsoft Producer application. Once published to the Kontiki DMS, Producer presentations can be delivered to virtually any size audience and are available for online and offline viewing.
Kontiki is offering a free 30-day trial to qualified business customers who wish to evaluate publishing video content with the Kontiki DMS and Producer--for more information, visit http://www.kontiki.com/microsoft/produceroffer.
With its drag-and-drop interface, Producer 2003 is designed to make it simple for anyone to add video and audio narration to an existing PowerPoint presentation. With Kontiki's integration, users can now publish to Kontiki with the click of a button on the Producer toolbar. Delivery is provided by Kontiki's grid delivery technology which taps normally idle PCs and server resources to create a grid network capable of delivering rich media. Once delivered, the Producer presentation can be viewed online or offline at the user's convenience. The integration with Producer 2003 was achieved by using Kontiki's .NET-compatible XML Web services connector.