NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS, Booth SL 12210 -- Qumu, www.qumu.com, the leading business video platform provider and a Rimage company (NASDAQ: RIMG), today announced its 6.2 release of the Qumu Video Control Center product, which includes new, patent-pending technology called “Pathfinder”. Qumu Pathfinder represents a breakthrough in guaranteeing all users of streaming video receive a quality viewing experience regardless of their location or device. Let’s face it – quality video takes a lot of bandwidth. Sometimes, members of your target audience enjoy great, high-bandwidth connections and are able to view just about anything, live or on-demand, in great quality. But, just as often, people in your audience are on the road, working at a client site, or using a mobile device – all circumstances that seriously impact bandwidth and video quality. What if your video solution would automatically adjust based on these types of variances? Introducing Qumu Pathfinder – a powerful solution for the preparation and “smart routing” of video and related business content like PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, and other rich media. “These days, everyone understands how frustrating it is when video buffers or cuts in and out. We’re striving to make quality video available to everyone,” said Ray Hood, Senior Vice President of Rimage and General Manager of Qumu. “Qumu knows the future of business depends on video being consumed anytime, anywhere – a Video Powered Enterprise means providing the Freedom to work with existing infrastructure; the Power to reach all audiences; and the Control to do it right.” Qumu Pathfinder understands who your audience is. It knows what department they work in, their access rights and the characteristics of the network(s) they use. It can adjust bandwidth allocations differently based on pre-set criteria defined for individuals or audience groups. Qumu Pathfinder understands where you are on the corporate network. It knows whether you are in a New York, London or Singapore office. It knows the type of network access you have at that location. It automatically selects the right quality level – bitrate – of the video that is suitable for your current network location. And it works with legacy as well as with all adaptive streaming formats to intelligently cap the maximum bitrate - preventing network congestion and interference with non-video traffic.
Shares of Rimage Corporation (Nasdaq:RIMG) were gapping down Monday morning with an open price 14.6% lower than Friday's closing price. The stock closed at $13.18 yesterday and opened today's trading at $11.25.