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Video Companies Zoom, Panopto Announce Integration

August 31, 2017

Video platform company Panopto and video communications provider Zoom, both of which deliver enterprise-grade solutions, have integrated their offerings.

“The solution automatically uploads native Zoom recordings to Panopto's video content management system,” the companies explain. “Once uploaded, the recordings are indexed for inside-video search, enabling viewers to search on any spoken word or shared text from within the meeting, such as presentations or desktop applications.”

This cloud-based secure repository is ideal for use by businesses and universities, according to Panopto and Zoom. In fact, the Panopto press release announcing the Zoom integration quotes Mark Felix of the University of Arizona.

"Zoom and Panopto have created a deep integration for faculty and staff," said Felix, director of instructional support at U of A’s Office of Instruction and Assessment. "With Zoom, instructors can hold live, interactive classes for distance and online learning. And with Panopto's video content management system, students will have access to a searchable, on-demand recording."

Students and other end users of this integrated solution can access recordings, which are encoded for optimal playback from an array of endpoints, from the device of their choice.

"Video conferencing and video content management are both having a transformative effect on how we exchange ideas and expertise," said Eric Burns, co-founder and CEO of Panopto. "Through our integration with Zoom, we're taking the next logical step, bringing these technologies together so that the ideas and insights shared in online meetings are instantly accessible from anywhere, on any device."

In other news from Zoom, the company introduced a tool that enables contact center managers to more easily find and analyze omnichannel interactions. In August, the company hired Bill Devlin as vice president of worldwide product management. Devlin previously worked at Genesys/Interactive Intelligence.

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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