Equilibrium Releases MediaRich 4.0 for WSS 3.0, SharePoint 2007 and 2010 with Video Export and Batch Processing – StoragePoint Partnership

Company simultaneously announces reseller agreement with Metalogix Software for StoragePoint
SAUSALITO, Calif., April 7, 2010 – Equilibrium®, a software and hosted services company that specializes in helping enterprise clients of all sizes to manage, monetize and mobilize content, today announced MediaRich® for SharePoint 4.0, Equilibriums integrated Media Asset Management and Visualization system for all versioins of SharePoint. MediaRich for SharePoint 4.0, now available for SharePoint WSS 3.0, 2007 and 2010 beta, provides visualization of over 300 filetypes, including video along with an enhanced set of self-service capabilities that helps video production professionals decrease costs and finalize projects faster by enabling instant exporting and batch processing of full video files from their original formats to just about any filetype out. MediaRich for SharePoint 4.0 is shipping NOW  with a 4.1 release scheduled for end of May 2010 simultaneously with Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 final shipment.

In related news, Equilibrium also announced a strategic partnership with Metalogix Software through which Equilibrium will resell Metalogix’s StoragePoint software, the leading large file storage solution for SharePoint.

“Equilibrium’s customers are generally dealing with many files of varying sizes,” said, Sean Barger, CEO of Equilibrium. “Uploading hundreds of videos or thousands of large Photoshop files can dramatically slow the performance of Microsoft SharePoint. Both the availability of StoragePoint and the new self-service features in MediaRich for SharePoint 4.0 better enable our customers to cut upload and ingestion time from hours to minutes, decrease costs to manage their SharePoint SQL Database, and provide a cost-effective, reliable back-up method for mission critical corporate assets.”

MediaRich for SharePoint is the only fully integrated digital asset management (DAM) solution for SharePoint WSS 3.0, 2007 and 2010. The MediaBatch Uploader found in 4.0, combined with Metalogix’s StoragePoint system, remove the need for data ingestion through the SQL Database, one of the main causes of slower performance in SharePoint. StoragePoint’s system works seamlessly with a numerous environments and also integrates with Equilibrium’s MediaBatch™ Uploader to provide interoperability with other browsers, including Macs, Chrome, and Firefox.

“One of the core design principles behind StoragePoint was enabling SharePoint to comfortably manage terabytes of content without any functional compromises or added hardware,” said Rob D’Oria, CTO of Metalogix Development Inc. “Equilibrium’s rich visualization solution integrated with StoragePoint offers clients a very cost-effective DAM solution without any of the added overhead other solutions require.”

MediaRich for Sharepoint’s self-service features enable streamlined processing of large video files via on-demand transcoding, batch-processing and exporting of segments and proxy video support right from within any SharePoint portal. MediaRich for Sharepoint 4.0 also provides metadata extraction for enhancing search for all XMP, IPTC and EXIF content, while providing thumbnail / dynamic zoom and pan visualization of all data within SharePoint for easy viewing of assets.

About MediaRich
Equilibrium MediaRich Server is a patented engine that automates image, sound and video production and visualization while enabling scalable multi-channel delivery of any media asset on-the-fly. It currently enables some of the largest media and entertainment companies to leverage dynamic editing and delivery for the real-time creation of graphics, audio and video files on-demand to any device, including Warner Bros, Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures and Omnicom Group. MediaRich connects to and seamlessly integrates with any Digital Asset Management (DAM) or Content Management System (CMS), including SharePoint.

About Metalogix Software
Metalogix Software delivers award-winning content migration, management and archiving software that enables organizations to migrate, manage, archive and recover enterprise content to ensure availability, regulatory compliance, efficiency and cost effectiveness. It supports its more than 5,000 customers worldwide from eight office locations; Boston, Dallas and Ann Arbor (U.S.), Vancouver and Halifax (Canada), London (UK), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Schaffhausen (Switzerland). Originally founded in 2001, Metalogix of Canada merged with the archiving business of H & S Software in 2008. The company is profitable and privately held. Metalogix’s investors include Insight Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. Metalogix is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

About Equilibrium
Equilibrium, the world leader in media processing since 1992 when it released DeBabelizer®, the first automated graphics processing software. Equilibrium offers breakthrough cross-platform technology solutions featuring interoperability and integration for the workgroup, enterprise and web-server, delivering the same MediaRich CORE technology for cross-platform interoperability and integration virtually anywhere. The EQ Network can automate personalized video delivery and monetization via advertising from any web video. Equilibrium is a Microsoft Gold Partner. To learn more about Equilibrium and its products, please visit Equilibrium, EQ Network or the EQ blog.

Equilibrium and MediaRich are registered trademarks and Ad-Per-View and EQ Network are trademarks of Equilibrium. Patent Numbers 6,792,575 and 6,964,009, for automated media processing and on-demand visualization of any media type. Other patents pending.

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Sean Barger
+1 415-332-4343
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Sallie Olmsted/Amy Gubman
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