Extron SMP 351 Now Integrates with Opencast Media Server to Automate Lecture Capture

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Extron SMP 351 Now Integrates with Opencast Media Server to Automate Lecture Capture
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Anaheim, California (June 30, 2015) - Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the SMP 351 now integrates with Opencast Media Server to create end-to-end solutions for recording AV presentations in the classroom, from scheduling to publishing. Opencast is a free, open-source platform for the management of AV media recorded in training and education environments. The Extron SMP 351 Streaming Media Processor serves the role of a "capture agent" in an Opencast system. It combines a presentation source and camera video of the instructor with a background image into flexible layouts, which deliver the live presentation experience.

"School districts across the country are increasingly seeing the value of using technology to record what happens in the classroom, and then making that recording available in a digital format," says Anthony Cortes, Director of Sales and Marketing, K-12 Classroom Systems. "The Extron SMP 351 and Opencast provide a comprehensive solution for the management of AV recordings."

Organizations use Opencast to schedule, process, and distribute AV recordings to Learning Management Systems – LMS such as Blackboard, Moodle, or Sakai, or Content Management Systems – CMS such as Kaltura, YouTube, or iTunes University. Opencast also provides a video-on-demand server for browser-based play back of recorded media. Recording schedules can be entered and managed directly from Opencast, while the SMP 351 continuously updates schedule data for reliable initiation of recording sessions. The SMP 351 delivers long recordings to Opencast as sequential MP4 files that maintain the complete audio and video program with no gaps, ensuring that events are captured in their entirety.

Visit our Web site at www.extronclassroom.com for more information.

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