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Sonic Foundry Announces Winners of Enterprise Video Awards

Program recognizes Mediasite users for revolutionizing video in their organizations

MADISON, Wis. — April 28, 2015 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today announced the winners of the 11th annual Enterprise Video Awards, which honor excellence in Mediasite integration into business, education, health and government.

Winners were honored at Unleash, the global Mediasite User Conference in Madison, Wis., and the awards ceremony can be viewed on-demand here. 

“Congratulations to this year’s Enterprise Video Awards winners,” said Rob Lipps, Executive VP, Sonic Foundry. “We’re honored to recognize these schools and organizations for the impressive ways they’re using Mediasite to challenge the video status quo. They’re at the top of their game, and shining examples of how beneficial having a video strategy can be.”

Global Reach Award: Florida International University College of Business Technology Center

“Lecture capture is becoming less of an additional benefit and more of a necessity. It adds that warmth and interactivity in an otherwise cold environment.” — Henry Dominguez, systems administrator

Innovation Award: TU Delft — New Media Centre

TU Delft created a do-it-yourself Mediasite lecture booth complete with a green screen, acoustics, a camera and a touchscreen guide to recording video.

Outcomes Award: Southern Cross University

“Mediasite has helped us bridge the gap by providing lectures to students, either as downloadable lectures or streaming.” — Tim Lane, manager of client services and security

Prolific Use Award: Villanova University College of Engineering

“Before Mediasite, we offered a static, in-class only graduate engineering program for local students. Now, we offer an integrated, fully asynchronous learning environment for in-class and online students in 23 states and six countries.” — Jeff Schwartz, director of e-learning

Rapid Adoption Award: University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine 

“Before our Mediasite expansion project, our faculty were slaves to the schedule. Now they can record whenever they want.” — Alison Kwiatkowski, instructional designer 

Learning Environment Award: San Diego State University

“We give faculty the opportunity to teach facing forward, which really gives them a great interactive piece. Students are able to interact more directly with the faculty member.” — Rich Bakken, media production and special events coordinator

Technical Integration Award: Teikyo University

Teikyo University’s Mediasite deployment automatically and seamlessly captures hundreds of classrooms, ultimately improving student results.

On the Air Award: Ontario Hospital Association

OHA uses video to enhance educational offerings, reduce travel costs and meet the growing demand for online healthcare training events.

Video Maverick Award: Sir Harold Kroto, GEOSET Studios

At Florida State University, students and faculty aren’t just sharing presentations and lecturing to students on campus. They’re reaching people around the world by recording presentations with Mediasite in GEOSET Studios.

Video in Education Scholarship Awards: ICTISE, University of the Free State

The Internet Broadcast Project live streams educational videos via Mediasite to 70 rural South African schools, reaching 54,000+ students and 3,000 teachers.

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.

© 2015 Sonic Foundry, Inc. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

Contact:

Nicole Wise

608.237.8678

nicolew@sonicfoundry.com

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