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July 7, 2010

Astute Technology Recently Awarded Second Enhanced Digital Capture Patent

RESTON, VA, July 7, 2010 – Astute Technology ("Astute"), the foremost provider of digital conference capture and distribution, announced today that it was awarded a new patent protecting the company's ongoing investment in conference capture and distribution technologies, expanding Astute's intellectual property portfolio. The United States Patent & Trademark Office issued Astute's new U.S. Patent No. 7,689,898, titled "Enhanced capture, management and distribution of live presentations," on March 30, 2010. Astute was awarded U.S. Patent No. 6,789,228 in 2001. Astute continues to seek additional protection of its intellectual property relating to conference capturing.

Astute Technology provides systems to enable Conference.CAST®, a digital conference capture solution powered by Astute's state-of-the-art Encore back-end, web-based editing tools. Astute's technology supports and enables the digital capture of live conference presentations, and can use the speaker's live audio and full-motion video, including any embedded videos, pointer movements, and animation. Images throughout the video can be detected, enabling seamless navigation of the archived presentation using the images and slide thumbnails.

"We are thrilled for the award of another patent as we continue to invest in new development to enhance our conference capturing technologies," said Dr. Jon Merril, CEO of Astute. "One aspect of our patented technology enables digital capture of live conferences, allowing for online viewing within 24 hours when the content is most relevant and in demand. We are actively growing our position in the field and continue protecting our intellectual property."

"Astute Technology is continuing to place significant investment in technologies that power online learning," Astute VP of Technology, Torsten Koehler stated. "Our investments in technology are paying off for customers in terms of optimizing and generating conference revenue, enhancing membership value and creating new opportunities for education and training."

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