The integration will be available to MLS hosted clients early next year and available for demonstration in a beta version at the MLS Stand (B275) at BETT 2014. The final release will be in two phases as follows: MLS hosted Eclipse clients will have the integration available in the weeks following BETT and users with local installations to follow later in the year.
Planet PC is an innovative market leader in the supply of video solutions for the enhancement of video based learning in the education sector. Their solutions cover the entire spectrum of media based applications from content acquisition and re-purposing, right through to archiving and distribution. Their Planet eStream product is a complete media management and distribution system featuring media streaming, archiving, digital signage, IPTV, TV and radio recording, lecture capture and lesson observation. This integration is one in a series of strategic integrations with many of the market leading VLEs and library management systems.
MLS provide cost effective and user friendly library management systems, revolutionising the way your library works for you, supporting the curriculum and encouraging reading for pleasure and purpose. MLS and Planet have recognised the importance of developing integration to provide a unified approach to management of both physical and digital resources in schools.
Business Development Manager, Gemma Turner, at MLS said“The integration between MLS and Planet eStream will allow MLS clients to search and access their Planet eStream digital content directly through the Eclipse.net user interface. The partnership provides our mutual clients with the opportunity to further enhance their LMS with engaging digital content, creating a whole site resource that supports the needs of a 21st century learning resource centre.”
Wendy Robinson, Managing Director at Planet PC said “We have a strong ongoing focus on ensuring that Planet eStream clients experience great workflows. Integrations with other market leading educational technology solutions are key components of this strategy. We have a large number of mutual Planet eStream and Eclipse clients who will soon be able to search their Planet eStream video on demand database directly via their Eclipse.net interface. The ability for educational libraries and learning resource centres to provide access to Planet eStream digital content via their LMS will provide a great collaborative user experience.’
For more information on Planet eStream visit: http://www.planetestream.co.uk/
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