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December 7, 2009

MediaBeacon Announces Use of Latest Google Web Toolkit in its Solution

MediaBeacon, Inc., a leading provider of Rich Media solutions, is announcing that the next release of the MediaBeacon Digital Asset Management solution suite will use the latest version of the Google Web Toolkit to bring the user experience into the Web 2.0 era like no other rich media solution.

Google Web Toolkit offers the web development community an innovative way to create advanced web experiences and bring them to market.

"We are very excited to bring to the market the first truly next-generation web experience for enterprise-ready digital asset management by using the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) as our development platform. What we gain with GWT 2.0 is:

  1. USER EXPERIENCE: The ease and richness of the development environment that creates an unbeatable user experience. It makes it possible for our customers to change their environments in 30 minutes versus 30 days.
  2. PORTABILITY: Given Google’s leadership on the web and the fact that Google used the GWT framework for many of its own products, the MediaBeacon solution will be supported by all major operating systems and internet brewers.
  3. OPEN AND EASY: Our customers can now easily plug-and-play into a widget environment; not just bits and pieces from our solution, but also OpenSocial widgets from organizations like Google. For example, a user can now add Google Docs as a widget into a MediaBeacon environment in minutes.
  4. SCALABILITY: In tests, we have seen better server scalability and network efficiencies because of how Google Web Toolkit serves up the widgets in a client’s workspace.

"And all of this while keeping our foundational technology intact," said Jason Bright, Founder and CTO of MediaBeacon.

"Google Web Toolkit radically improves the web experience for users by allowing developers to create exactly what MediaBeacon has done in the next release of their product," said Andrew Bowers, Product Manager for GWT for Google. "We are pleased about MediaBeacon using our web framework in an enterprise solution with such a rich user experience."

MediaBeacon DAM 3.0 will ship at the end of 2009.

Google ran a GWT 2.0 launch on December 8th in Mountain View, California where MediaBeacon presented. More is available at http://code.google.com/campfire.

A webcast is planned to further review this implementation of the Google Web Toolkit with MediaBeacon on December 17, 2009 at 1:00pm Central time at http://mbevents.webex.com.

About MediaBeacon
MediaBeacon, Inc. is the leading provider of Digital Asset Management, Enterprise Search and secure role-based distribution of digital content. With some of the largest DAM deployments known to date and hundreds of global enterprise customers, MediaBeacon is a true and proven leader in the industry. Complete solutions are available in Media, Print and Publishing, Advertising, Academia and Public Sector. For more information, visit www.MediaBeacon.com.

About Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Steffi Wu, steffi@google.com, 650.214.5185