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Automatic Sync Technologies Makes Captioning Easy for Adobe Flash

Automatic Sync Technologies Makes Captioning Easy for Adobe Flash

March 2007

Automatic Sync Technologies (AST) today announced its CaptionSync automated captioning system now delivers XML caption output for the Adobe Flash CS3 captioning component. This will allow organizations to bring their Flash video into accessibility compliance faster, more affordably, and easier than ever before. This caption output is available immediately at no additional cost to AST users.

“Today we offer caption and video search output for every major Flash captioning component. And with Adobe’s caption component now included directly in Flash CS3, there’s no excuse for not making every Flash video captioned and accessible,” said Brent Robertson, SVP Marketing at AST.

CaptionSync is an online service, available 7×24 and delivers high-quality captions within minutes. As an online service, there is no software to buy or install, no volume commitments, and no monthly fees.

Government agencies, educational institutions, and television broadcasters are required by state and federal laws to caption their material. “But traditionally, captioning has been very time-consuming and expensive to do, and as a result those who aren’t forced by law to do so typically don’t. AST is trying to remove those barriers so any Flash video producer can make their video usable by a broader spectrum of users which includes the deaf, hard of hearing, those w ith learning disabilities, and those with English as a second language,” continues Robertson.

CaptionSync users can select as many caption output formats as they need, choosing from Flash (DFXP for Flash CS3 or NCAM CCforFlash, Captionate, and/or RIT XML formats), QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Real, broadcast line-21 captions, and/or DVD subtitles. In addition, AST offers Google Video and other search data outputs at no additional cost, which enable webcasts to be searchable and indexable.

About Automatic Sync Technologies

AST is a leading provider of automated captioning, audio synchronization, and audio search tools for webcasting, broadcasting, and DVD applications. Leveraging our leading-edge speech processing and pattern identification software, AST provides clients with solutions for synchronized multimedia with quick turnaround and unsurpassed quality. Current users include NASA, UC Berkeley, NC State, Penn State, University of Washington , and Stanford University. The research behind CaptionSync is funded in part by US Department of Education SBIR Phase I and Phase II grants. For more information visit AST at http://www.automaticsync.com/caption.

CaptionSync is a trademark of Automatic Sync Technologies. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.