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Accordent to Share Diamond-Level Sponsorship with Microsoft at Business Video at ITExpo East 2011

Companies to Showcase Complete Enterprise Video Management Platform Based 100 Percent on Microsoft Technologies – Including Expression Encoder Pro, SharePoint 2010 and Lync 2010

El Segundo, CA(27 Jan 2011)

Accordent Technologies will join forces with Microsoft Corp. at the Business Video at ITExpo East 2011,  February 2-4th at the Miami Beach Convention Center,  to show enterprise IT and business leaders how to create business video content in any form - whether it be in the studio, the training room or at the desktop - and then approve, manage and scalably publish video assets across the enterprise.

The Accordent solution provides a complete suite of applications that leverage Microsoft core infrastructure commonly in place in the enterprise, including SharePoint, Lync (formerly OCS), SQL Server, Windows Media Services and Silverlight.   Accordent applications, built 100 percent on Microsoft technologies, provide business users with intuitive and easy to use solutions that facilitate the creation, upload and viewing of video content while also providing IT with a management dashboard that ensures secure and scalable video asset storage and delivery over the network.  Enterprise Video Management platform enables IT managers to work with their Microsoft infrastructure investments to deliver highly bandwidth-efficient, live and on-demand video for virtually any business scenario.   Used by the Fortune 500 for over a decade, the Accordent platform delivers the built-in governance, user authentication, content expiration and network delivery controls that IT demands without requiring major hardware, training or staffing investments.

Sharing the stage as the top-level sponsors for the event, Microsoft and Accordent will show how the Accordent platform taps new Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft Expression Encoder Pro, IIS Media Services, Silverlight, SharePoint 2010, and Lync 2010, to facilitate video-rich, organizational communications. Show demonstrations will feature rich media presentation creation, and publishing to the Accordent platform, using the newly unveiled Microsoft Expression Encoder Pro video production tool - which includes live and on-demand Smooth Streaming that dynamically monitors both local bandwidth and video rendering performance to optimize playback of content.

"The Accordent solution with Microsoft technologies provides a complete solution for customers wanting to get started and grow their business video initiatives today,"  said Chris Knowlton, senior product manager for Microsoft. "The alignment of Accordent solutions with Microsoft technologies enables customers to leverage their existing Microsoft investments and then scale those environments to support increased video adoption seamlessly over time."

The combined exhibition and sponsorship marks a decade of Accordent working with Microsoft products.  Most recently, Accordent unveiled new capabilities in its award-winning Accordent Media Management System (AMMS v4) that enable organizations to capture and archive rich media content at the desktop via the Microsoft Lync Unified Communications platform, upload and approve Lync recordings and other User Generated Content to the AMMS system, and publish the entire library of AMMS content seamlessly to Microsoft SharePoint 2010.  Rather than requiring users distributed throughout the organization to learn new technologies and tools to create and view rich media content, the AMMS integrations for Lync and SharePoint 2010 bring video creation and viewing capabilities directly to the most widely adopted communications and portal applications in use today.

"With our longstanding Microsoft relationship, Accordent is able to complement technology investments already in place in the enterprise and help business users and IT avoid redundant applications and infrastructure," said Steve Pattison, Accordent Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances.  "By deeply integrating with technologies such as Microsoft Lync, Microsoft SharePoint2010 and Expression Encoder, Accordent is able to ‘bring video to the user' and facilitate wide scale business video creation, publishing and viewing."  

The Accordent Enterprise Video Management platform, which includes AMMS V4.0 as well as Accordent enterprise video capture products, removes the complexity of enterprise video by providing a single, streamlined application layer that automates best practices across all phases of the video communications lifecycle:  from enterprise video capture, to portal services, to video content management, to rich media delivery across disparate network environments.

About Accordent Technologies, Inc.
Accordent Technologies provides Enterprise Video Management solutions that enable world-class organizations to inform, train and engage audiences online. The Accordent Enterprise Video Management platform, which includes the Accordent Media Management System, Accordent PresenterPRO, and Accordent Capture Station, addresses the complete content lifecycle of all video assets regardless of source or format - from the point of Enterprise Video Capture, to viewer Portal Services, to administrative Video Content Management, to Rich Media Delivery and content expiration across disparate networks. Accordent is an award-winning company serving the Fortune 500 and leading educational, government and healthcare organizations.