CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - July 17, 2013) - Shotfarm, the leading product content network and rich media hosting platform for the retail industry, today announced the company has joined the Akamai NetAlliance partner program. As a result, customers of Shotfarm's rich media management and hosting solution can now take advantage of Akamai's industry leading content delivery network (CDN).
Shotfarm's Rich Media Hosting solution is the retail industry's most affordable option -- up to 65 percent less expensive than legacy solutions -- for providing deep image zoom, 3D spin, video and other rich media assets for use on ecommerce web sites. These capabilities are delivered via a single, mobile-ready HTML5 product viewer designed to make deployment as easy and seamless as possible. As an Akamai NetAlliance partner, Shotfarm is now able to offer industry-leading CDN functionality as part of a comprehensive enterprise solution for its Rich Media Hosting subscribers.
Commenting on the Shotfarm relationship, Brad Rinklin, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Akamai, explained, "The combination of Shotfarm and Akamai is designed to provide etailers with an optimized, high performance web site that can take full advantage of rich media to present their products to customers in the best light possible."
"Shotfarm's Rich Media Hosting was built with the latest technology to deliver mobile-optimized product presentation to any ecommerce website," said Mike Lapchick, founder and CEO at Shotfarm. "Our platform delivers deep image zoom, multi-axis 360 spin and video hosting all in a single, easy to implement platform."
To learn more about Shotfarm's Product Content Network, Rich Media Hosting and ZumiOS, a technology that allows websites to serve high resolution images when users pinch-zoom on their mobile devices, please visit www.shotfarm.com and www.zumios.com.
Shotfarm is the leading the Product Content Network and Rich Media Hosting platform for the retail industry. Shotfarm, LLC is a privately held Chicago-based company offering retailers a single place to search for and download product images and information and manufacturers a centralized location from which to distribute product images and information to all retail partners. Please visit www.shotfarm.com and follow @Shotfarm on Twitter.
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