thePlatform Partners with North Plains Systems and VitalStream for Digital Media Management & Publishing Projects

Apr 15, 2005

thePlatform, a provider of digital video publishing solutions, has announced partnerships with North Plains Systems and VitalStream, Inc.

North Plains Systems, providers of digital asset management (DAM) solutions, and thePlatform have announced a technology partnership intended to enable seamless workflow integration across their products: North Plains Telescope Video Manager and thePlatform Media Publishing System (MPS). Together, the companies hope to provide content owners a complete end-to-end digital media asset management, aggregation, syndication, publishing, and reporting solution available.

North Plains Systems' TeleScope is a front-end digital asset management solution for the production and archiving of rich media content. thePlatform's MPS, a digital media publishing solution, is designed to enable the next step in the process and allow content owners, aggregators, and enterprises to deliver their digital audio and video anywhere, over any network to PCs, portable devices, and cell phones. Using its flagship product, TeleScope, North Plains streamlines Web, broadcast, and cable video, as well as video-on-demand production. Digital or analog long-form video, storyboards, and other metadata are ingested by TeleScope and then stored, edited, and transcoded into high-resolution formats for downstream processing. Now the North Plains TeleScope digital asset management solution is able to plug directly into thePlatform MPS.

VitalStream, a streaming media solutions and global content delivery network (CDN) provider, has announced an OEM partnership with thePlatform. VitalStream will provide customers with a publishing solution, enhanced by thePlatform Media Publishing System (MPS), to manage, control, publish, and track secure digital audio and video that is sent over VitalStream's content delivery network.

VitalStream will offer this solution to its customers as MediaConsole MPS. MediaConsole MPS will be available in three configurations, in an effort to enable customers to more easily and effectively aggregate, manage, and publish their digital media content: MediaConsole MPS Commerce--enabling VitalStream customers to create storefronts for secure digital media transactions, this commerce engine allows organizations to sell content through flexible pricing plans, including pay-per-view and time-based subscriptions, on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis; MediaConsole MPS Portal--enabling VitalStream customers to create personalized and searchable end-user audio and video portals using point-and-click interfaces; and MediaConsole MPS Basic--offering media management and reporting capabilities. Additionally, this new solution can be extended by VitalStream, its channel partners, and developers with additional features and custom commands, including integration into existing business systems, such as billing and ecommerce, using a software development kit (MPS SDK).