Agilent Technologies Inc.
) announced the availability of its Adobe Captivate 6, an upgraded
version of its e-learning authoring software, for creating
interactive e-learning and HTML5-based mobile learning content.
Captivate provides users the ability to design Interactive
e-learning content that is attractive and informative.
Priced at $899, the Captivate 6 will feature better mobile
access to boost learner engagement via the new HTML5 publishing,
with pause and resume capabilities. Additionally, with HD
screencast, users can create high-definition-quality demos within
the new "capture-as-a-video" workflow.
Users can also edit video and add transitions, shapes, audio and
captions. Hence, content creators (e-learning developers, corporate
trainers, educators and other business users) will now be able to
deliver dynamic, SCORM- and AICC-compliant course content.
Adobe Captivate 6 will be immediately available through Adobe
authorized resellers and the Adobe Store. The earlier e-learning
software, Captivate 5.5 and Captivate 4 can be upgraded at
discounted prices of $359 and $539, respectively.
E-learning is the computer and network-enabled transfer of
skills and knowledge. These applications and processes include
web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education
opportunities and digital collaboration, wherein the content is
delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape,
satellite TV and CD-ROM.
According to a report by Ambient Insight, the worldwide market
for self-paced e-learning products and services reached $32.1
billion in 2010. The five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR)
is 9.2% and revenues are expected to grow to $49.9 billion by
Agilent's second quarter revenue was up 6.0% sequentially and
3.3% year over year, better than management's expectations of a
4-5% sequential increase ($1.70 billion to $1.72 billion), led by
strength across multiple end-markets and product lines.
The company's products have been widely accepted in the past,
enabling it to build a strong position for itself. In fact, Adobe
Captivate is widely recognized as the industry leading rapid
e-learning authoring software tool and has become the must-have
software package for e-learning professionals.
Management is trying to grow its market share by introducing new
products and warding off competition from companies like
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Currently, Agilent has a Zacks Rank #3, implying a short-term
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