These are my notes from David Rogers’ presentation at the ODLA 28 April 2008 spring meeting in Oklahoma City. My thoughts and comments are in ALL CAPS.

Communication / Collaboration tools
– web collaboration
– video conferencing
– live and on demand rich media streaming (limited interactivity)

we capture audio, video, and any presentation materials

Accordent was founded in 1999, is still managed by all original founders
– have been profitable since 2001
– this is not
– headquartered in Los Angeles

Accordent creates hardware and software solutions for automating the capture, editing, and management of multimedia presentations on the web

Accordent has 450+ students

Why use classroom capture technology?
– meet student demand for online class review, without burdening staff and faculty
– increase interactivity during class
– assist studetns who were unable to attend class
– preserve the knowledge of faculty
– extend your reach via distance learning programs
– one more…

What is the viewer experience?
– audio/video
– Q&A
– VGA images
– full screen images
– thumbnail navigation
– full screen video
– chapter navigation
– event description
– downloadable docs

Sync with any VGA source

An Accordent presentation can be viewed with any client machine: Windows, Mac or Linux
– Internet browserj
– delivery options: Live, On-Demand, CD
– Podcast

within next 30-60 days we will offer enhanced podcasts

Accordent Capture Station
– 3 options:
1- Turnkey appliance (ease of use, is a computer with an Osprey capture card and VGA card)
2- Rack Mounted: scalable, centralized rich media capture
3- Mobile edition

Full price of the unit demoed today is 15K plus 3K per year for maintenance

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