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Qumu Enhances Video Portal Solution with Speech Search

Qumu boosts knowledge management with phonetic search of the spoken words within any video

SAN BRUNO, CA - January 15, 2013 - Qumu, www.qumu.com, the leading business video platform provider and a Rimage company (NASDAQ: RIMG), today announced that its Video Control Center product now has the capability to search for the spoken words within a video or a series of videos from any computer or mobile device.

The Qumu Video Platform enables the enterprise to manage, organize and securely distribute live and on-demand video to each desktop and every mobile viewer. Highlights of Speech Search features include:

  • Speech Search indexes the audio sounds made within all videos and allows any word or phrase to be searched

  • Individual videos can be searched for a spoken word or phrase

  • Multiple videos can be searched at the same time

  • Approval workflow rules can search for certain spoken words automatically

  • Multi-channel searching within the video portal allows both speech and text to be searched simultaneously

"The new Speech Search capability enhances our customers' ability to find and share knowledge across their enterprise," said Vern Hanzlik, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Qumu. "With every spoken word from videos being indexed automatically to a federated knowledgebase, employees get access to more information assets, increasing their productivity. Knowledge management is an important part of every enterprise, and adding the full value of video to their repositories is critical."

"As more enterprises adopt video for corporate communications and training, and the volume of content continues to grow, being able to search by what you hear is becoming increasingly important," said Melissa Webster of IDC.

In fact, in a new Qumu customer survey being announced today, 70% of executives say most of the business knowledge that a person relies on at work is spoken in meetings and online, rather than written down. The survey takes a look at the opinions and behavior of business executives on how they organize and search for information, including the benefits and use cases of speech search in videos. See the full survey results.

To Learn More - View the Webcast
Webcast featuring IDC Research - The Evolution of the Corporate YouTube - Enterprise Video Communications in the Era of Social, Mobile and Cloud

Availability
The Video Control Center version 6.2 .81 with Speech Search is available now and you can contact Qumu Sales for details.

About Qumu
Qumu, Inc., a Rimage company based in San Bruno, California, is the leading business video platform provider, empowering organizations to better engage and inspire employees, improve productivity and reduce costs. Video is pervasive - it appears in all business applications and is consumed on all devices. The largest Global 1000 companies depend on Qumu's video platform to capture, manage and distribute live and on-demand content with total reliability and security. Regardless of audience size, viewer device, or network configuration, Qumu simply makes video work. Only Qumu delivers the Freedom to work with existing infrastructure; the Power to reach everyone; and the Control to do it right. Additional information can be found at www.qumu.com

About Rimage Corporation
Founded in 1978, Rimage Corporation (NASDAQ: RIMG) helps businesses deliver digital content directly and securely to their customers, employees, and partners. Rimage's Qumu business is a leader in the rapidly growing enterprise video communications market. Rimage's Signal online publishing platform automatically pushes secure mobile content to nearly any mobile device or computer. Qumu and Signal, in combination with Rimage's world-class CD, DVD and Blu-ray-Disc™ publishing solutions, enable businesses to securely deliver their videos, documents, audio files and images in today's multi-platform, multi-device world. Rimage supplies thousands of customers in North America, Europe and Asia with industry-leading solutions that increase engagement, collaboration and control. Additional information can be found at www.rimage.com.

Investor Contacts:
James Stewart, CFO
Rimage Corporation
+1 952 944 8144

Press Contacts:
Tom Carpenter
Grayling Connecting Point
Phone: +1 415 902 4495
Email: Tom.Carpenter@graylingcp.com

All Other US Contacts:
Stacy Nawrocki
Sr. Director of Marketing
Phone: +1 650 396 8538

EMEA Contacts:
Steve Ferrigno
Vice President, Qumu EMEA
Phone: +44 (0)7824 550 607

APAC Contacts:
Mark Weaser
Vice President, Qumu APAC
Phone: +65 96783720

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