SEATTLE — March 17, 2020 — Panopto, a leading video knowledge platform provider, today announced two new initiatives to assist businesses and educators affected by COVID-19. First, for three months, organizations new to Panopto may use Panopto Cloud at no cost to capture and stream unlimited amounts of video. Second, Panopto has launched a new workflow that helps administrators and instructors automatically record and intelligently share recurring Zoom Video Communications meetings with attendees or students. Businesses and educational institutions can go to www.panopto.com to sign up and get started immediately.
Preparations for the spread of the coronavirus are accelerating, and increasing numbers of organizations are transitioning from in-person to online operations. Many universities and businesses affected by COVID-19 are replacing live lectures and meetings with recurring Zoom sessions. Panopto’s enhanced Zoom integration allows meeting schedulers and course instructors to automatically and securely distribute searchable recordings of these online events to students and colleagues. When used with learning management systems like those provided by Blackboard, D2L, Instructure, and Moodle, Panopto’s enhanced Zoom recording workflow can automatically deliver these videos to students who can’t attend live due to illness or the need to support family members.
Similarly, many global companies have already been increasing the use of video streaming platforms to support their employees with recordings of online meetings and training sessions, and the onset of the coronavirus has accelerated this trend. Organizations that depend on the rapid exchange of information and expertise use Panopto to make it easier for attendees to reference key moments in meetings or for people who missed the sessions to watch at their convenience.
This transition to online-first models has increased leaders’ focus on supporting their employees with easy access to recordings, but businesses need to ensure recordings will be automatically and securely shared with exactly the right audience. Some of the world’s largest and most respected companies, such as Ingersoll-Rand, Synaptics, Radisson Hotels, and Valvoline have chosen Panopto’s video knowledge platform as their solution for consolidating recorded meetings, live events, how-to videos, and video training into a secure, searchable library of corporate knowledge.
“Around the world, institutions of all kinds are closing their doors and rapidly moving their operations online,” said Eric Burns, CEO, Panopto. “To succeed in this process, they will need a dependable, easy-to-use video knowledge solution that can scale to match exponential increases in demand. Panopto stands ready to provide our services to these organizations at no cost for three months.”
Panopto provides a secure, searchable video platform for more than 1,000 companies and universities worldwide, including Brown University, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Imperial College London, Monash University, National University of Singapore, Northwestern University, Oxford University, and the University of Washington. Fortune 500 companies that depend on Panopto to keep their employees productive include Dana, Freeport Minerals, General Dynamics, John Hancock, Kimberly-Clark, New York Life, Tableau, and VMWare.
Panopto helps businesses and universities create searchable video libraries of their institutional knowledge. Since 2007, the company has been a pioneer in video capture software, video content management systems, and inside-video search technology. Today, Panopto’s video platform is the largest repository of expert learning videos in the world. Headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong, and Sydney, Panopto has received industry recognition for its innovation, rapid growth, and company culture. For more information, visit www.panopto.com.