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Digital Pipe Facilitates Enterprise Learning

Intranet content network maker Digital Pipe Inc. this week agreed to license its top-flight solution to e-learning specialist Saba.

Saba will offer customers Digital Pipe's nCORE™ so they may add rich media into their course designs, as well as high-bandwidth streaming video to be included in the e-learning curriculum run by Saba.

Financial terms were not made public.

Digital Pipe's product suite is key because, by placing content on intranets, content providers can avoid the bottlenecks of the Internet and enterprise networks by enabling content to be stored and delivered locally throughout the enterprise network. The content is cleaner and secured by the company's firewall. And because Digital Pipe sells the infrastructure and maintains it after deployment, customers are quickly up and running.

Saba customers, including Cisco Systems Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc. and Ford Co., can now grab rich media content that enhances employee learning and retention.

What's more, IT departments are saved the stress of worrying about network congestion when they use Digital Pipe's nCORE™. Saba will also be able to compete better with a number of firms that are hailing streaming video as the next messiah for classrooms and other educational sectors.

"We partnered with Digital Pipe to supply customers with a streaming media solution for effectively deploying enterprise-wide learning," said Bobby Yazdani, Saba's president and chief executive officer. "With digital content increasing in demand and file size, we need to offer our clients a reliable distribution technology like Digital Pipe's streaming media solution."



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