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RAMP Launches First Enterprise-Class, Self-Service, Live Webcasting Solution Native to SharePoint
Partners with Wowza for RAMP Video Live, the easiest way for enterprises to broadcast live events online while leveraging SharePoint workflow, authentication and security
Huntington Beach, CA – November 18, 2014 – RAMP, the industry’s leading provider of next-generation video experiences for media, marketing, and enterprises, today announced at Streaming Media West the launch of its RAMP Video Live solution, the first enterprise-class, self-service, live webcasting solution that is native to Microsoft SharePoint. RAMP has partnered with Wowza® Media Systems to bring this live webcasting solution to global enterprises as the easiest way to broadcast their live events online.
“We are thrilled to introduce RAMP Video Live to global enterprises through our partnership with streaming industry leader Wowza,” said Tom Wilde, CEO of RAMP. “Today’s Global 2000 companies need a straightforward way to broadcast their live events via the internet or their intranet, whether it’s a town hall, an executive monthly meeting or a weekly training webinar. We have designed a live webcasting solution with the enterprise in mind by ensuring that scalability, reliability, and workflow integration are included, while not requiring any IT support to operate it. RAMP Video Live meets all of these needs and can save corporations millions of dollars by cutting telecom costs and unnecessary travel expenses.”
RAMP Video Live offers three unique differentiators versus legacy live webcasting solutions:
- Self-service – RAMP Video Live is the only live webcasting solution to offer true self-service, so global enterprises can broadcast their town halls and monthly team meetings without IT assistance or extensive user training. Hosting a RAMP Video Live event only requires SharePoint access, a webcam and, if desired, your PowerPoint presentation for synchronized slides.
- Integration with SharePoint – RAMP Video Live is the only live webcasting solution that is native to SharePoint and seamlessly integrated into your existing SharePoint workflow and authentication. This means that RAMP Video Live leverages SharePoint’s native security and native collaboration features like Active Directory, SharePoint Groups, and Yammer.
- Enterprise-Class – RAMP Video Live was built for enterprises with integration into existing systems of record and the reliability and scalability large Global 2000 businesses need to broadcast their events. Since RAMP Video Live is native to a company’s intranet infrastructure, authentication is seamless and “flash crowd” log-ins are handled by the same system that already handles employee traffic bursts at the start of every work day.
RAMP Video Live also offers a simple, affordable subscription-based pricing model to customers, something that is unique for the industry, as most other solutions charge by event or numbers of users.
“Wowza and RAMP bring together unique video, audio and streaming capabilities enabling Global 2000 businesses to benefit from an easy-to-use, enterprise-class, live webcasting solution,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems.
“With its new product offering, RAMP is aiming to embed live video setup, scheduling and streaming within the widely-used SharePoint CMS and its user interface,” said Steve Vonder Haar, senior analyst with Wainhouse Research. “This type of integration simplifies the task of creating and hosting live streaming events and – in the process – should enable more widespread use of live video in the enterprise.”
RAMP was recently placed in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management, on the strength of its native integration to enterprise CMS systems like Microsoft SharePoint. Complimentary access to the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management is available here: http://connect.ramp.com/gartner-magic-quadrant-enterprise-video
RAMP provides a next-generation media content platform, making it easy for companies to manage live and on-demand video and audio content across a wide range of industries, from media and entertainment to enterprises in every vertical including financial services, pharmaceutical and healthcare, energy, technology and more. RAMP’s end-to-end, cloud-based video and audio content platform delivers a total solution for data-driven viewer experiences with the best ROI of any video platform. Companies benefiting from RAMP’s solutions include Janssen, Energy Transfer, Entercom, Levi’s, EyeforTravel, FOXNews, Golf Channel, Meredith and many more. Learn more about RAMP at www.ramp.com, and follow us on Twitter at @RAMPINC.
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, LLC helps organizations harness the power of streaming by reducing the complexities of audio and video delivery to any device anywhere. Organizations in more than 150 countries count on innovative and award-winning Wowza software to build, deploy, and manage customized streaming solutions that deliver high-quality and engaging live and on-demand experiences. Wowza is privately held, with offices in Evergreen, Colorado, Mountain View, California, and Berlin, Germany.