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EchoSystem 5.3 SP2 Gets Performance Boost, Improved Compatibility

Echo360 has released a minor update to its flagship lecture capture platform, EchoSystem. The new release, EchoSystem version 5.3 Service Pack 2, includes a number of tweaks designed to improve performance and compatibility with third-party learning management systems.

Echo360's EchoSystem captures lectures automatically and encodes them into a variety of formats for distribution across multiple media, including podcasts, rich media formats, and streaming video. It's compatible with classroom presentation tools, such as whiteboards, tablet PCs, and document cameras, and it supports learning management systems like Blackboard Learn. It also allows users to publish to a variety of outlets, including Apple's iTunes U. It runs on desktop computers or on a dedicated appliance. According to Echo360, it's in use in more than 6,000 courses at more than 500 institutions worldwide.

EchoSystem 5.3 SP2 includes a number of fixes for issues reported by users, including an installation issue encountered when using unattended mode, an issue encountered by Moodle users when trying to access EchoCenter, and various database issues. The update also removes the Apache VFS Commons library from ESS. The VFS code had been causing problems in ESS and EchoCenter.

EchoSystem 5.3 SP2 is available now. Additional details can be found on Echo360's site.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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