Panopto updates enterprise video platform

Panopto said it has announced a major update to its enterprise video platform.

Panopto 5.0 brings unique functionality to smartphones and tablets, enabling any authorized user to control video recordings and live webcasts in smart classrooms and conference rooms. The release also expands Panopto´s live streaming and multi-camera recording capabilities to Mac OS, and introduces pause and rewind functionality for live webcasts.

In recent years, businesses and universities have been outfitting conference rooms and classrooms with professional video recording systems. Unfortunately, many employees never realize the benefits of these systems because they´re too hard to use without support from the AV team.

Panopto 5.0 makes room recording easy with the introduction of Remote Control. Remote Control transforms the way that organizations manage their recording infrastructure. It turns mobile devices into touch panels that anyone can use to preview and control professional video recording systems.

Using Remote Control, any employee can walk into a smart classroom or conference room, launch the Panopto Mobile app on their iOS or Android device, see themselves on camera, and click Record. An indicator light confirms that the recording has started, and Panopto automatically publishes the finished recording to a secure video portal where it can be shared with others and watched on any device.

Panopto´s mission is to help anyone share knowledge using video. Since 2007, the company has created software that enables businesses and universities to create secure, searchable video libraries. Privately-held, Panopto was founded by technology entrepreneurs and software design veterans at Carnegie Mellon University´s School of Computer Science.