Sonic Foundry Inc., a provider of automated rich media communications technology, has announced new capabilities to Mediasite.com. The latest enhancements include the ability to search for specific keywords that are contained within the graphical content window of a rich media presentation.
Sonic Foundry augments typical online search technology with proprietary algorithms that incorporate optical character recognition (OCR) technology to sharpen the search process within rich media content to more granular detail. The company introduced Mediasite.com late last year and has steadily added new features and capabilities to improve the search experience. The Mediasite Web casting and content management system automates the capture and delivery of presentations and lectures via the Web. The new search advances are currently deployed on all publicly available presentations. Through an exclusive managed services offering, Sonic Foundry will apply the new search capability to private network content libraries.