Sonic Foundry Names Finalists in the 2013 Rich Media Impact Awards

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted cornerstone of your enterprise, campus and event video content management and webcasting strategy, today announced the finalists for the company’s ninth Rich Media Impact Awards, an annual recognition of excellence in the practical and creative integration of Mediasite in business, education, health and government.

Mediasite users nominated organizations that achieved measurable improvements in information accessibility, cost savings, efficiency and productivity through Mediasite. This year’s finalists join more than 150 organizations from around the world that have been recognized since 2005. Winners will be announced during a special ceremony at Unleash 2013, the Mediasite User Conference, taking place April 28 to May 1. All RMIA finalists in attendance at Unleash will have the chance to win an annual license of My Mediasite during a drawing at the end of the conference. Sonic Foundry will also honor two higher education institutions each with a $2,500 scholarship to award to a student of their choice, as well as an annual license of My Mediasite for the institution’s use.

“The Rich Media Impact Awards program is one of our favorite parts of Unleash, because we get to go behind-the-scenes to see how our customers are using Mediasite to improve the way they communicate, save money and increase productivity through live streaming online video and rich media webcasts,” said Rob Lipps, Executive Vice President of Sonic Foundry. “This year’s finalists each have exemplary video success stories to tell and we’re excited to share their stories with the world.”

The awards ceremony will be webcast live via Mediasite at 4:25 p.m. CT April 29 from the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. Watch the ceremony at www.sonicfoundry.com/RMIAwebcast.

Finalists are listed alphabetically below, with links to their entries. To view the finalist catalog of videos, visitwww.sonicfoundry.com/finalists2013.

Global Reach Award: Recognizes any successful initiative that connects the international community through rich media

  • Australasian College of Health Service Management
  • Wayne State University

Innovation Award: Recognizes an organization for outstanding innovation and unique accomplishments in rich media including automation, room integration, online integration, content creation or pedagogy

  • Ashland University
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Outcomes Award: Recognizes an organization that uses rich media to quickly achieve a measurable ROI in its training, communications or outreach initiatives

  • San Antonio College
  • The Aerospace Institute

Prolific Use Award: Recognizes an organization that has dramatically scaled its rich media video program to achieve broad deployment across its enterprise, or a large number of presentations or presentation views

  • Center for Educational ReVision 
  • University of Florida

Rapid Deployment: Recognizes an organization for fostering, advancing or accelerating the adoption of a rich media program

  • Duke University School of Medicine 
  • University of the Free State, South Africa

Video in Education Scholarship: Recognizes academic excellence in higher education through video and provides an opportunity for students to reach their full potential through online, blended or distance learning

  • Clemson University, Department of Public Health Sciences 
  • University of Cincinnati

Trusted by more than 2,600 customers worldwide in education, business and government, the Mediasite enterprise, campus and event video content management and webcasting system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, deliver and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting solutions, providing video content management and distribution for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and webcast services of Mediasite Events, the company empowers people to advance how they share knowledge online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, enhance learning outcomes and improve performance.