Kontiki's Selection Based on Innovation, Market Impact and Intrigue
Sunnyvale, CA, April 7, 2004 - Kontiki has been included as a "Cool Vendor" in the Gartner Inc. report "Cool Vendors in Enterprise Networking World." The report was written by Gartner analysts T. Chamberlin, S. Cramoysan, D. Fraley, B. Hafner, M. Fabbi, S. Blood, L. Orans, and P. Redman.
According to the Gartner report, enterprises are increasingly interested in deploying business video, with the primary drivers being corporate communications, training, and learning initiatives. Often, these projects never get started or quickly become stalled because the WAN cannot withstand the bandwidth demands of these rich media applications.
Kontiki offers business leaders an unparalleled opportunity to gain competitive advantage by using business video for more effective and timely communications, training, and customer support. By efficiently utilizing existing PC and bandwidth resources, Kontiki's Grid Delivery Technology fundamentally lowers the cost of video and rich media distribution. This technology powers the Kontiki Delivery Management System which securely provides users with anytime, anywhere access to high quality, full screen video and other rich media communications.
The report also notes that the featured technologies have one theme in common; they provide secure robust networking without hardwired boundaries. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are:
Innovative - enable users to do things they couldn't do before.
Impactful - have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology).
Intriguing - have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
Bryan Plug, Kontiki's president and CEO commented, "We are very pleased to be chosen as a "cool vendor" by Gartner. We believe this further confirms Kontiki as an innovative company which is transforming how businesses communicate with its business video solution and delivery technology. Customers using Kontiki are improving the impact, reach and speed of communications while achieving a substantial cost savings over other video solutions."
About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
Kontiki's vision is to provide competitive advantage to its customers by transforming the way they communicate with innovative video delivery technology and solutions. Kontiki achieves this by dramatically improving communications effectiveness and reach, while fundamentally changing the economics of video delivery. Kontiki offers a complete solution, using on demand business video for corporate communications, training and customer support. At the heart of this solution is a suite of software, the Kontiki Delivery Management System (DMS), and a range of business media services that give an enterprise the ability to take advantage of video as a mainstream component of their overall communications strategy. Kontiki's patent-pending Grid Delivery Technology taps the unused resources of networked PCs and servers, allowing enterprises to securely deliver full screen video and other rich media at a fraction of the cost of traditional delivery solutions. Corporate customers include Adobe, Autodesk, CNET Networks, Ernst & Young, Nextel, Palm, VeriSign and others. Kontiki can be found at www.kontiki.com.
Krause Taylor Associates