Today at Fall Comdex 2001, Inktomi Corp. (NASDAQ:INKT), developer of scalable network infrastructure software, announced that it is a key developer partner for Microsoft's new Microsoft Producer for PowerPoint 2002, a new tool that makes it easy for everyday business users and media professionals to synchronize audio, video, slides and images to create engaging and effective rich media presentations. Inktomi has enhanced Inktomi? Media Publisher software, allowing users of Microsoft Producer to automatically publish, distribute and manage rich media content across distributed, heterogeneous networks using Producer's built-in Publish Wizard. Working seamlessly with Microsoft Producer, Inktomi Media Publisher enables networks to efficiently and cost-effectively handle the flow of multimedia presentations and other rich content across networks while giving users fast access to business critical information.
"Together, Microsoft Producer and Inktomi Media Publisher provide a powerful solution for business professionals seeking to develop and implement rich media-based communications and training programs within their organization," said Jonathan Usher, group product manager, Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft Corp. "These easy-to-use tools work in tandem to provide sophisticated capabilities to everyday users, greatly streamlining and decentralizing the way in which on-demand rich media content is used within an enterprise."
As digital media content creation and publishing tools like Microsoft Producer emerge to make it easier for business users to quickly and easily create presentations with streaming audio and video components, the rapid increase of rich media content accelerates the requirement for new ways to manage this content within a network. Inktomi Media Publisher provides users of Microsoft Producer with integrated content publishing, scheduled distribution, content management and search capabilities through an easy-to-use Web application, removing network constraints and ensuring rich media content is available to the right users at the right time. To facilitate access to this content, Inktomi Media Publisher includes Inktomi's leading enterprise search technology, allowing users to quickly search and retrieve rich media content published across networks by keyword, title and description.
"Microsoft Producer will help drive a cultural shift among business users, democratizing the use of audio and video for multimedia presentations and providing a compelling new way to regularly communicate, collaborate and educate," said Troy Toman, vice president of Enterprise Solutions at Inktomi. "As rich media content becomes pervasive, Inktomi Media Publisher enables enterprises to manage the access to and flow of this content across their networks, ensuring all users can benefit from this new method of communication, whether they reside at corporate headquarters or in a remote branch office with limited network bandwidth."
Through an intuitive Web-based interface, Inktomi Media Publisher enables enterprises and service providers to organize, schedule, personalize and display rich media content, including live and on-demand streaming, through a searchable online catalog of programs organized into customizable channels and categories. Inktomi Media Publisher also incorporates features that allow for the creation, administration and instant archiving of live presentations.
Based in Foster City, Calif., Inktomi develops and markets network infrastructure software essential for global enterprises and service providers. Inktomi's business is divided into Network Products, comprised of industry leading solutions for network caching, content distribution, media broadcasting, and wireless technologies; and Search Solutions, which include general Web search and related services, and enterprise search. Inktomi's customer and strategic partner base includes leading companies such as America Online, AT&T, Compaq, Dell, Hewlett-Packard Company, Intel, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Nokia, Sun Microsystems and Yahoo! The company has offices in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information, visit http://www.inktomi.com/.