Panopto Expands Video Platform Reach Across the Web and Devices

HTML5 Media Pipeline, Video Snap-ins, and Panopto-Certified Appliance Enable Businesses and Universities to Make Video Universally Available

SEATTLE, December 2, 2014 – Panopto, a leading video platform provider for enterprise and education markets, today announced the latest release of its video capture and management system. The update introduces the industry’s first end-to-end HLS media pipeline for broadcasting, recording, and streaming HTML5 video to any device, as well as new snap-ins for embedding video recording and searchable playlists into existing websites. The company also announced a new Panopto-certified video capture appliance through a partnership with Seneca Data (recently acquired by Arrow Electronics) and Datapath. These updates continue Panopto’s expansion from an industry-leading video capture and management system to an extensible platform that easily integrates with existing IT infrastructure.

A Modern Media Pipeline for Streaming to Any Device
Panopto’s video platform now records using H.264 video and AAC audio, the most widely used codecs worldwide, and streams using HLS, the leading standard for Internet streaming. This empowers companies and their employees to broadcast events and deliver video using technology that has until now been reserved for massive-scale consumer online events. The new media pipeline also makes Panopto the first multi-stream HTML5 video platform, providing businesses and universities with the broadest set of video distribution options:

  • Premium viewing on desktops and laptops using Panopto’s unique multi-stream, HTML5-based interactive player. The interactive player streams multiple synchronized video feeds and allows users to search inside video content, control playback speed, and take time-stamped notes for future reference.
  • Basic viewing on desktops and laptops using Panopto’s embeddable video player. The embeddable player delivers a composite stream of video in an HTML5 container, providing functionality similar to other enterprise and consumer video platforms.
  • Broad-reach viewing on mobile devices with Panopto’s native Android and iOS apps and mobile-friendly MP4 video.

“Video is quickly becoming the preferred medium for online communication at businesses and universities around the world,” said Eric Burns, Panopto’s co-founder and chief product officer. “Panopto was created to provide the easiest way for these organizations to manage and search their video. With today’s update, our platform is at the forefront of delivering video to the modern landscape of post-PC devices.”

Video Search and Management on Any Website
The latest release of Panopto’s video platform also introduces snap-ins that allow businesses and universities to access, manage, and search their videos from any web page or portal. The snap-ins provide:

  • Video search – Using Panopto’s Smart Search technology, users can securely search video collections and inside individual videos for any word spoken or shown.
  • Creation workflows – Organizations can add one-click video recording and upload workflows to their existing LMSs and CMSs.
  • Playlists – Secure, searchable video playlists can now be embedded in any website.

The new snap-ins can be easily integrated into any learning management system (LMS), or into popular content management systems (CMS) such as SharePoint, Drupal, and WordPress.

In addition, Panopto’s free, turnkey integrations for popular learning management systems have been updated to use the new snap-ins, improving the user experience for Instructure Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai and BrightSpace (Desire2Learn) customers.

Panopto-Certified Video Capture Appliance
Panopto is also announcing a high-performance video capture and recording device through a collaboration with Seneca Data, a leader in custom computer manufacturing, and Datapath, a leading provider of video graphics and video capture hardware. The Panopto-Certified Video Capture Appliance provides businesses and universities with a single-unit, rack-mountable appliance with three configurations for capturing and live streaming video:

  • Single-channel HD + SD video input using Datapath’s VisionAV/F capture card
  • Dual-channel HD video input using Datapath’s VisionAV/HD capture card
  • Quad-channel HD video input using Datapath’s VisionHD4 capture card

“Academic institutions and corporations require flexible video capture options tailored to their unique needs,” said Jami McGraw, product development manager, Seneca. “Through our partnership with Panopto and Datapath, we can offer customers a custom-designed recording and live streaming appliance that can be up and running in minutes.”

“Higher-density capture capabilities coupled with a versatile selection of inputs is no longer a request, but a requirement for enterprise video solutions,” said Nathan Nye, VP of sales at Datapath. “The Panopto-Certified appliance powered by Datapath will provide businesses and universities with the most flexible options for extremely high-quality video and audio capture.”

About Panopto
Panopto creates software that enables enterprises and academic institutions to record and view searchable video presentations in minutes from any device. Panopto is currently in use at Fortune 500 companies around the world and is the fastest-growing lecture capture solution at leading universities. Privately-held, Panopto was founded in 2007 by technology entrepreneurs and software design veterans at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. For more information, visit

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Published: December 02, 2014