Under the partnership, Barco and Kaltura will focus on delivering the next level of academic experiences by integrating Barco’s weConnect with Kaltura’s video platform, high-quality video delivery and network optimization solutions. By opening APIs between the two companies adaptable systems, educational institutes and business schools around the world will now have access to streamlined and optimized sessions through weConnect-enabled physical or remote digital classrooms supported by the best quality audiovisual system.
EdTech is heading towards instructor-led, virtual sessions, which are increasingly becoming a critical part of the digital transformation of training. More and more business schools, corporate training academies, universities and colleges want to be able to provide a live distance learning experience that facilitates engaged and interactive learning.
Ellen Van de Woestijne, Education Segment Marketing Director at Barco, said: “We’re very excited to team up with Kaltura to deliver our customers a better learning experience. By connecting our weConnect solution with Kaltura’s video platform, the customer can bring synchronous and asynchronous training experiences into an integrated solution for better insights and improved learning outcomes.”
Liad Eshkar, Managing Director of Partnerships and Strategy at Kaltura, said: “We are thrilled to have Barco join our partner ecosystem under the Open Capture standard. Our main goal is to accommodate any video workflow and provide best-of-breed solutions for our Education and Enterprise customers. With the new partnership, our joint customers can now leverage Barco’s solutions and Kaltura’s media management platform to turn any physical classroom or training center into a 21st-century digital room, combining live and online students and supporting hybrid learning.”
Barco and Kaltura believe that to successfully meet the needs of today’s modern learners and trainers, the environment must deliver the same experience as in a physical classroom. The combined solution will deliver an outstanding workflow experience for users and provide trainers with better engagement metrics and analytics – something that’s also becoming increasingly important in the modern education sector.
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader in the EVP (Enterprise Video Platform), EdVP (Education Video Platform), Cloud TV, and OVP (Online Video Platform), markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform with the broadest use cases and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of enterprises, educational institutions, media companies, and service providers and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, at work, and at school. The company is committed to three core values — openness, flexibility, and collaboration — and is the initiator and backer of the world’s leading open source video management project, which is home to more than 150,000 community members. More information: corp.kaltura.com
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classrooms and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2018, we realized sales of 1.028 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.