Kaltura launches REACH accessibility suite
Michelle Clancy
| 20 June 2014
Open-source video platform Kaltura has launched a new video content discovery, search and accessibility suite.

Named Kaltura REACH, the new product's functionality includes captioning, transcription and translation services, in-video and cross-library search and discovery, deep-linking capabilities, as well as metadata and keyword extraction.

"With the rapid increase of online video, organisations are facing a multi-faceted challenge around accessing global audiences, complying with government regulations and industry standards, and capturing accurate data," said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura chairman and CEO. "Every video experience benefits from captioning, transcription and translation services as a means to increase video accessibility enhanced learning retention, richer user engagement, semantic search and improved SEO results. Kaltura's approach is to arm every user with the best chance at success by providing the broadest range of solutions with the deepest reach."

As the breadth and depth of online video permeates every market globally, the need to provide universal access for the hearing impaired and second language viewers has become an imperative for many. REACH enables educational institutions, enterprises, media companies and service providers to automatically meet accessibility and compliance standards.

Based on Kaltura's flexible Video Operating System, the REACH Video Discovery, Search and Accessibly Suite is fully integrated with the Kaltura MediaSpace video portal and also includes pre-certified and integrated services from a wide range of partner solutions including, cielo24, VoiceBase, Amara, 3Play Media and Dotsub.

"cielo24 applauds Kaltura's efforts to provide media accessibility and discovery solutions to enhance content ROI for its clients," said Brian Plackis Cheng, cielo24 founder and CEO. "As part of Kaltura REACH, cielo24 has seamlessly integrated the industry's first on demand media data platform including searchable captions and media intelligence in all major languages."