Revolutionizing the PowerPoint Dominated Industry

MDC Introduces Ability to Produce Multimedia Presentations in Web Browser- Revolutionizing the PowerPoint Dominated Industry

Seattle, WA – June 30, 2003 – Today, at the National Educational Computing Conference, Multimedia Design Corporation (MDC), a leading developer of multimedia authoring and playback software for K12 and higher education, announced two revolutionary products that will change the way the internet is leveraged for multimedia presentations. MDC has achieved a technological milestone by creating software that ‘authors on the web for the web.’

“mPOWER for the WEB enables users to create multimedia presentations within their browser, something that has not been possible in the past,” says Brian Snediker, CEO of MDC. “The applications for students are endless. They can create dynamic multimedia content with this tool, for things like class presentations, interactive learning environments, and extensive reports. This capability goes far beyond static, limited web pages.”

The technology includes the same presentation tools found on MDC’s desktop version as well as the benefits of being web-based. With mPOWER for the WEB, students can express their creative ideas in the format of a web presentation. In addition, they can remotely collaborate on projects and edit and playback wherever they are online. Teachers will appreciate the plug-in architecture for assessment and testing and full copyright protection. Adds Snediker, “it’s a technology that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.”

MDC also debuted the newest version of its widely used desktop authoring tool, mPOWER 5. There are currently over 150,000 mPOWER users in schools across the country. The company believes that mPOWER 5 improves student achievement, especially those who are at risk and who do not learn through traditional assessment. Title I and targeted assistance campuses will find this tool of particular interest. Among the enhancements to mPOWER 5 are cross-platform authoring and playback via a patent-pending XML format, enhanced image editing and paint functionality and much more. “But where MDC’s software distinguishes itself,” added Snediker “is the ease of use of our products. mPOWER 5 is straightforward enough that kids struggling with traditional methods of instruction can master its use, yet its robust enough to be widely used on the university and corporate levels.”

“We have made significant improvements to this already unique, unparalleled technology. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the schools reviewing the new version. Students are putting together some amazing project-based learning presentations that incorporate text, graphics, video, audio and animation.”