BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RAMP, the industry’s leading provider of next generation video and search experiences for enterprises, today announced the beta release of RAMP for SharePoint® Online. The beta is being showcased at this week’s SharePoint Technology Conference (SPTechCon) in Boston.
As a SharePoint App, RAMP for SharePoint Online extends the capabilities of a SharePoint environment to deliver a single integrated system for processing, storing, managing, and delivering on-demand enterprise video within SharePoint 2013. The solution leverages RAMP’s award-winning MediaCloud® platform, which automatically creates time-coded transcripts, tags, and thumbnails resulting in a complete metadata “fingerprint” for video content, as well as the company’s MetaQ rules engine which delivers synchronized, contextually relevant content across search and video user experiences and its MetaPlayer video player framework for “lean-forward” video experiences.
“Enterprises continue to struggle with incorporating video assets into their existing, text-based content management systems,” said Nate Treloar, VP & GM Enterprise, at RAMP. “While SharePoint 2013 introduces major improvements for handling video content, significant gaps still exists between how text-based documents and videos are treated within the system. RAMP for SharePoint Online closes that gap by making video more discoverable, more engaging, and more actionable, and elevates video to a first-class citizen within the enterprise.”
Key features of RAMP for SharePoint Online include:
- Secure cloud-based video management, including secure hosting & streaming
- Easy installation and configuration using SharePoint’s App Model
- Integrated transcoding with adaptive bit-rate streaming for video delivery to desktop, tablet, smartphone, and connected devices
- Automated transcription via a patented speech-to-text engine that creates a time-coded transcription of video and audio content
- SharePoint-powered blended or “universal” (video + documents) search results
- Corporate directory integration for end-user authentication
- In-video keyword search
- Time-coded (contextual) keyword highlighting
“RAMP for SharePoint Online embraces Microsoft’s new emphasis on ‘Apps’ as part of the SharePoint ecosystem. The installation and configuration takes only a few minutes, and organizations can immediately start using the features and unlock the value in their video content natively within their SharePoint 2013 environments,” said Josh Berkowitz, Product Manager for RAMP for SharePoint Online.
When released for general availability, RAMP for SharePoint Online will be available for download via the Microsoft Office Store as well as direct from RAMP. RAMP is showcasing the beta at the SPTechCon show in Boston from August 12-14, 2013. Visit us at booth 504/505.
RAMP has developed the next generation of search & video experiences to make video more valuable. Using RAMP, clients are able to fully leverage the value of all of their video content by driving increased discovery across search and social sites, enhancing user engagement through dynamic search and publishing solutions, and maximizing revenue through sophisticated advertising capabilities.
Leading media companies and enterprises using RAMP include Thomson Reuters, FOXNews, ABCNews, NBC, Dow Jones, Meredith, Citibank, and others. For more information visit RAMP.com, or contact us at info@RAMP.com. Follow RAMP on Twitter (@RAMPInc), Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.