Inktomi has made a major push into the media management software area with the announcement of a new infrastructure application suite and the acquisition of eScene Networks.
Believing that the number of corporate users accessing "rich media" content -- namely real-time streaming audio and video -- is on the rise, Inktomi plans to release its Media Publisher by the end of the third quarter, according to company officials.
The company will integrate technology from eScene Networks into this product, designed to catalog, manage, and publish rich media content that corporations generate. Users of the product will be able to search for rich media through an online catalog of content that can be customised to fit a company's needs, officials said. They will also be able to create and store rich media themselves using Media Publisher.
The terms of Inktomi's acquisition of eScene Networks, based in San Francisco, were not disclosed.
Media Publisher will be one piece of a suite of applications, which will be integrated to work together but also sold separately. The suite will be designed to help corporations better manage rich media content across networks.