With only one product line to focus on since selling off its software tools division this past summer, Sonic Foundry is making the most of its time with a new update to its Mediasite Live system. Mediasite comes into formats: a rack mount unit and a portable unit (that includes a LCD screen, keyboard and mouse). For those not familiar with the product, Mediasite Live creates rich media presentations by combing audio\/video with data from a laptop (slides, documents, images). The audio and video is encoded in Windows Media 9 format while the data portion is displayed in a standard Web browser. The Live portion is a bit a misnomer. The product can be used for live presentations, but the majority of content is delivered on-demand either via the Web or on a CD.This latest release adds a new Windows-based administration console for managing multiple Mediasite devices in a corporate network from a central location and a category manager for better organizing the content created. Also, Sonic Foundry re-architected the product using the Microsoft .Net 1.1 framework to help enhance performance. One downside to consider is the product is not meant for post-production editing, only the capture of a real-time presentation. Sonic Foundry does provide a bulletin that outlines some basic "heads and tails" editing that can be done to the completed material.Pricing starts at $25,000.