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Sonic Foundry Announces Finalists in the 11th Annual Enterprise Video Awards

Program recognizes Mediasite users for revolutionizing video in their organizations

Madison, Wisconsin(15 Apr 2015)

Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today announced the finalists for the company’s Enterprise Video Awards.

Mediasite users nominated organizations for this annual honor of excellence in Mediasite integration into business, education, health and government. This year’s finalists achieved measurable improvements in information accessibility, cost-savings, efficiency and productivity through Mediasite and join more than 175 organizations around the world that have been recognized since 2005.

Winners will be announced at Unleash 2015, the Mediasite User Conference April 27-29 in Madison, Wis.

“We continue to be amazed with the outstanding ways our customers are using Mediasite to save money, create efficiencies, drive communications and improve learning outcomes,” said Rob Lipps, executive vice president, Sonic Foundry. “They’re the most prolific creators of video in the industry and they lead by example through their innovative use of Mediasite. Congratulations to this year’s finalists.”

Finalists are listed alphabetically below. View the catalog of finalists’ videos.

Global Reach Award: Recognizes a successful initiative that connects the international community through video
• Florida International University College of Business Technology Center
• Kansas State University

Innovation Award: Recognizes an organization for outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments in video including automation, user-generated content or pedagogy
• SSR Netherlands
• Delft University of Technology New Media Center

Outcomes Award: Recognizes an organization that uses video to achieve a measurable outcome in training, communications or outreach initiatives
• Southern Cross University
• Te Puna WÄnanga, Faculty of Education, the University of Auckland

Prolific Use Award: Recognizes an organization that has dramatically scaled its video program to achieve broad uses across its enterprise
• University of Florida
• Villanova University’s College of Engineering

Rapid Adoption Award: Recognizes an organization for deploying, fostering, advancing and accelerating the adoption of a video program
• University of Florida IT
• University of Florida Veterinary Medicine

Learning Environment Award: Recognizes an organization for creating a modern, flexible, interactive and engaging learning environment
• East Carolina University
• San Diego State University, Instructional Technology Services

Technical Integration Award: Recognizes outstanding achievement in integrating Mediasite with adjacent technologies
• Fontys University of Applied Science
• Teikyo University

On the Air Award: Recognizes an organization’s outstanding achievement in mission-critical live webcasting
• Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
• Ontario Hospital Association

Video Maverick Award: Recognizes an individual for his or her tireless efforts to evangelize rich media
• Sir Harold Kroto, GEOSET Studios, Florida State University
• Dr. Russell Scaduto, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Video in Education Scholarship Award: Sonic Foundry will honor two higher education institutions each with a $2,500 scholarship to award to a worthy student, as well as a one-year license to My Mediasite desktop recorder for their institution’s use.
• ICTISE, University of the Free State
• North Carolina State University Social Dance

About Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted global leader for video capture, management and webcasting solutions in education, business and government. The patented Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform transforms communications, training, education and events for more than 3,000 customers in over 60 countries. Sonic Foundry is the leader in Aragon Research’s Globe for Video Content Management, Frost & Sullivan’s lecture capture leader for seven consecutive years, a leader in Forrester’s Enterprise Video Platforms and Webcasting Wave and a challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for enterprise video content management.