Ramp Offers New Features and New Names for VideoVerge Platform
Enterprise video company Ramp debuts new features for its VideoVerge for SharePoint platform today. The goal, the company says, is letting clients get more value from their videos while helping SharePoint users communicate.
VideoVerge for SharePoint is now compatible with SharePoint 2016, joining the previous SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2013. The platform can now import videos in any format and from any location. This is essential, the company says, as video is now found all across the enterprise.
The platform now offers automated multi-language translation and closed captioning, a boon to multi-lingual global companies. SharePoint users only need to select a language and the platform will create video captions. Thanks to a partnership with Yammer, VideoVerge also now lets users hold live chat sessions during a webcast.
Ramp has tweaked the names of its VideoVerge offerings: The platform includes VideoVerge Manager (formerly known as Ramp Video Management) and VideoVerge Live (formerly known as Ramp Video Live).
"Ramp has brought together live and on-demand video natively within SharePoint, so enterprises don't need to struggle with bolt-on solutions and can leverage all the benefits of their SharePoint implementation," says Tom Racca, Ramp's CEO. "Now video from any source can be treated and searched like any other document down to a single phrase. In addition, this latest release supports SharePoint 2016."
For those that missed it, Ramp sold its media business to Cxense in January, and Racca came in as Ramp's CEO. Tom Wilde, Ramp's previous CEO, is now a general manager at Cxense.
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