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Mzinga Teams with Kaltura to Deliver Integrated Social Video

Partnership will provide integrated video, photo and audio capabilities within the Mzinga OmniSocial platform

Mzinga® (www.mzinga.com), the leader in social software, services, and analytics for business, today announced a partnership with Kaltura, developer of the first open source online video platform.  Through the partnership agreement, Kaltura’s full enterprise video solution has been integrated within Mzinga’s OmniSocial™ social software platform.

With Kaltura’s video solution, Mzinga OmniSocial users can more easily import and share rich media content across their community and within social applications, including blogs, discussions and idea share.  The open source video solution allows for full video management and editing, including powerful monetization options, and access to analytics.  Key solution highlights include:

  • Rich-media recording directly from webcams, and video upload from DV and Flip cameras
  • Content encoding in multiple resolutions, including HD
  • Custom playlists, enhanced SEO, and content syndication and sharing
  • Advanced video editing, including simplified remixing and annotating
  • Video advertising capabilities, such as text overlays and configurable timing options
  • Robust hosting and streaming services

“We are seeing an increased demand for integrated video in the enterprise, across a broad range of functional areas,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO.  “We are excited to partner with Mzinga to provide yet another leading community provider a rich interactive social experience coupled with the simplicity and ease of use that is so important.”

“As video content grows in the sales, marketing, customer support, our customers need to quickly and easily include video, photo sharing and other media content like podcasts,” said Barry Libert, Chairman and CEO of Mzinga.  “Our partnership with Kaltura provides the tools our customers need to provide a rich social experience.”

About Kaltura

Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform.  Over 45,000 web publishers, integrators, and application developers use our free and flexible platform to add advanced video and photo functionalities including uploading, importing, editing, annotating, remixing, publishing, syndicating, searching, monetizing, and monitoring.  Founded in 2006, Kaltura’s open source code is available as a free Software Development Kit and as downloadable packages for leading platforms, including content management (Drupal, Joomla, Alfresco), blogging (WordPress, BuddyPress), collaboration (MediaWiki, Tikiwiki), enterprise (MindTouch, Elgg), and education (Moodle, Sakai).  Kaltura also provides supplementary paid services including maintenance, support, integration, professional development, streaming and hosting, ad serving, content syndication, and aggregation of related third party services.  Since its public launch, New York-based Kaltura has won numerous awards and endorsements, including the coveted TechCrunch40 People’s Choice award, Mashable’s ‘Open Web’ award, TWS’s 2008 ‘top 10 Israeli web startup’ award, Microsoft’s 2009 ‘most promising Israeli web startup’ award, AlwaysOn’s ‘top 250 startup’ and ‘top 100 media company’ awards, LeWeb’s ‘top 30 web startup’ award, the Open World Forum ‘Open Innovation’ award, Esquire Magazine’s ‘8 most promising Web 3.0 companies’, TVWeek’s ‘5 most promising video startups for 2009′, and IDC’s ‘top 10 innovative application companies’.  Kaltura is also a founding member of the ‘Open Video Alliance’ (www.openvideoalliance.org), a coalition of organizations dedicated to fostering open infrastructure, tools, and standards for online video.  For more information: www.kaltura.com and www.kaltura.org.

About Mzinga

Mzinga is the leading provider of social software, services, and analytics that improve business performance.  Through a combination of enterprise-class technology, strategy and online moderation services, Mzinga social solutions enable businesses to increase revenue and lower costs by improving brand visibility, workplace satisfaction, and customer loyalty.  Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Mzinga supports more than 14,000 communities and 1 billion monthly page requests from 40 million unique visitors in 160 countries worldwide.

To learn more about Mzinga, visit www.mzinga.com/