The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2010-05-24T00:22:00Z PRESS RELEASE: Immediate Distribution 2010-05-24T00:22:00Z press-release-immediate-distribution Andrew Renaut MS(Lond) FRCS(Gen) FRACS FDSRCS – Professor of Surgery. Professor Renaut is both a surgeon and media entrepreneur. Now based in Brisbane he trained as a general and colorectal surgeon in the UK, USA and Australia. In addition to running a busy surgical practice in Brisbane, he has established Videosurgery an internet-based multimedia company that specializes in the Broadcasting of live and archived (unedited) surgical procedures as well as fully edited videos of surgical conditions and procedures. PROFESSOR ANDREW RENAUT WINS INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL WEBCAST AWARD. “Videosurgery” allows surgical students to “step inside the operating room to watch live webcasts of real surgical procedures as they are happening and allowing them to appreciate unexpected events that may occur and learn from professionals how to cope with them in real time.” (for more information please contact Professor Renaut on 07 3831 9322; Julian Lefebvre 07.5576.5008 Email: info@jplmedia.com.au or go to www.jplmedia.com.au/mediasite PR Terry Quinn 0439 710 418) Prominent Australian surgeon and media entrepreneur Professor Andrew Renaut has won a prestigious annual international internet award for his innovative use of webcasting to broadcast live surgery procedures – one of a record three southern hemisphere entries to be recognised at the same event. The other “Rich Media Impact Awards” for innovative use of Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite internet platform were won by New Zealand’s Massey University Information Technology Services for “Excellence in Education” and the University of Auckland, Faculty of Education for “Scholastic Achievement”. Sonic Foundry (www.sonicfoundry.com) is recognised as a global leader for rich media webcasting with more than 1,800 customers worldwide using its patented Mediasite webcasting and content management system. Mediasite automates the capture, management, delivery and search of rich media presentations that combine audio, video and accompanying graphics for live or on-demand viewing. Mediasite is distributed in Australia and New Zealand by JPL Media Pty Ltd. Judges praised Brisbane based Professor Renaut’s innovative program which allows surgical students to “step inside the operating room to watch live webcasts of real surgical procedures as they are happening – giving them unprecedented access, and allowing them to appreciate unexpected events that may occur and learn from professionals how to cope with them in real time.”The award was presented to Professor Renaut and representatives of Massey University and Auckland University at Sonic Foundry’s 2010 sixth annual Rich Media Impact Awards ceremony in Madison, Wisconsin. (http://www.sonicfoundry.com/resources/impact-awards/past-winners/)“What’s so especially significant about this achievement is that we took the largest contingent of southern hemisphere users to the event and had the largest number of nominations per region in the Rich Media Impact Awards. We were also the biggest winners compared to Europe and the US, because all three of our entries won awards in their nominated areas,” a delighted Julian Lefebvre said today.Professor Renaut’s Videosurgery Pty Ltd (www.videosurgery.com) is an internet-based multimedia company that specializes in: - Fully edited videos of surgical conditions and procedures from experts- Broadcasting of live and archived (unedited) surgical procedures- CPD PowerPoint presentations of surgical conditions from experts- Conference webcasts: PowerPoint presentations synchronized to a video of the presenter recorded at national and international conferences According to Professor Renaut, Videosurgery “has successfully developed a broadcast system that is specifically designed to remotely capture video images from the OR and to then broadcast these, either live or on demand, to a secure audience using internet-based streaming video.” “Additionally, because Videosurgery specializes in medical video production, its staff are uniquely placed to handle the full array of video production and broadcasting from secure access, consent and scheduling through to script-writing, direction, recording, editing, production, uploading and hosting. It has established itself as a market-leader in medical web-based video production and broadcasting,” Professor Renaut said. ABOUT PROFESSOR ANDREW RENAUT: Andrew Renaut MS(Lond) FRCS(Gen) FRACS FDSRCS – Professor of Surgery Andrew Renaut is both a surgeon and media entrepreneur. He trained as a general and colorectal surgeon in the UK, USA and Australia. In addition to running a busy surgical practice in Brisbane, he has established Videosurgery and oversees its continued success. He is passionate about education and uses his considerable creative flair to combine this with the latest audiovisual and web-based technology. Professor Renaut has an academic appointment at Shandong University in China and this is directly related to the work he has been doing in establishing and promoting similar ventures in this country. Videosurgery was one of three southern hemisphere winners in the annual rich media impact awards. Two awards went to two New Zealand Universities - Excellence in Education Award: recognizes a higher education institution that enhanced learning and outreach through rich media. The 2010 winner is Massey University Information Technology Services. In the past five years, Massey University has gone from filming lectures and extensive post production to synchronize the video with PowerPoint slides, to a fully automated lecture capture infrastructure via Mediasite. Faculty adoption grew exponentially yet Massey maintains the growing lecture capture program without adding additional staff. Scholastic Achievement Award: recognizes a school district or other organization serving the K-12 educational community that harnessed the power of rich media to improve communication, learning and outreach. The 2010 winner is University of Auckland, Faculty of Education. Last year, the University created Digital Pathways Development, a program to help regional schools prepare for New Zealand’s new scholastic curriculum. The focus of the work is the integration of career education. Using Mediasite helps the University share information from specialists and remove training and travelling costs, all while reducing the program’s carbon footprint.About Sonic Foundry , Inc.Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, www.sonicfoundry.com) is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for more than 1,800 customers in education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Events Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting to bridge time and distance, accelerate