altus365_logo_2011.jpg Rich media is becoming an integral component of everything we do. It's used in sales presentations, conference presentations, websites, web conferences, training and more. That these assets are used everywhere is great, but it also causes issues related to searching, aggregation and just plain trying to find the information we need that may be located within it. Altus365 has the platform to help.

Lost Intelligence

All those rich media assets are great, but if you aren't able -- or willing -- to sit through entire videos or web conferencing to get the information you need, then what do you do? Altus says that if you aren't capturing this information somewhere where it's readily accessible and searchable, then you are loosing out on a lot of really good intelligence your customers need.

Altus has come up with the answer though with its vSearchCloud Platform, a cloud-based rich media platform that will take rich media sourced from pretty much anywhere and serve it to any device, anytime, anywhere.

Altus vSearchCloud

This is a cloud-based platform that offers a suite of services accessed via standard web protocols that can be used by organizations to consume rich media assets within their websites and web applications.

Altus365 vSearchCloud

In addition to the platform itself, Altus also provides a set of its own applications that sit on top of the platform. These include:

  • Events
  • Sales Enablement
  • Partner Enablement
  • Learning 

Here's a good look at how the platform interacts with other applications and services:

Altus vSearchCloud Platform

Making the Most of your Rich Media

The Altus vSearchCloud aggregates all your rich media into a single source and then allows you to push it out to any device or location. You can embed the video directly within your web pages, create separate applications.

vSearch Player Example

You can also search your videos for keywords and have the results show you exactly what point in the video you want to start listening.

vSearch Events

In addition, the platform offers unified reporting and rich analytics, and social integration including linking in to Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, blogs and more.

Altus365 is poised to make its mark on the growing rich media content category by combining advanced content search capabilities with the scalability, cost-effectiveness, and easy activation of a cloud-based offering," said Ira Weinstein, Senior Analyst and Partner, Wainhouse Research. "The increasing popularity of rich media content, paired with the increased usage of mobile and tablet devices by information workers, has created a strong need for solutions, like vSearchCloud, that help enterprises centralize, categorize, and distribute their media assets.

 While there may be a number of platforms on the market that allow you to manage your rich media assets, it's Altus365's ability to deliver those assets to various devices and applications that really stands out. I also really like the search functionality that allows me to search a video and find the exact spots in it that interest me.

You can learn more about the vSearchCloud and the product offerings of Altus365 on their website.