Tributes Launches Premium Video Software Solution in Partnership with Tukios™
Only Platform in the Funeral Profession to Offer a Fully Integrated, Multi-media Online Memorial, Video and Online Obituary Distribution Bundle
BOSTON, MA – July 16, 2012 - Tributes.com, the online resource for local and national obituary news, today announced the launch of an enhanced video generation software solution which is fully integrated with their industry leading, multi-media Eternal Tribute online memorial product. The video generation product, called Eternal Tribute Video Plus, was developed in partnership with Tukios, the video software specialists known for producing the fastest tribute video software available in the funeral profession.
Leveraging the extensive research and development that Tukios has put into their platform, the Eternal Tribute Video Plus solution is fully featured, offering a complete range of video effects and transitions, extensive theme and music libraries, photo editing, captioning, and photo-to-music time synchronization all easily configured from within the Tributes.com Funeral Home Central command-and-control center. Funeral home-branded videos can be instantly downloaded and burned to an unlimited number of DVDs at no extra charge. Funeral homes will enjoy revenue shares associated with purchases by extended family and friends of DVDs and Bookshelf Box Keepsakes transacted directly through a self-service interface offered on the Tukios-powered video player.
Tributes.com funeral home partners that have standardized on the Eternal Tribute will be able to use the photo assets uploaded into the popular online memorial platform to immediately create state-of-the-art videos in minutes. The seamless integration of the Eternal Tribute Video Plus capabilities eliminates the need to repeat the photo upload process in a secondary software platform, streamlining operations and reducing costs. By creating this valuable extension to the Eternal Tribute, Tributes.com has developed the only platform in the industry that allows the combined creation of a multi-media, online memorial and an elegant tribute video coupled with the broad online media distribution of the Tributes Network and Tributes.com at a single, highly competitive wholesale price point.
"We know from surveying our partners how important the creation of videos has become to enhancing and customizing the service experience," said Elaine Haney, CEO&President of Tributes.com. "Recognizing that the creation of a beautiful online multi-media memorial involves much of the same work as a tribute DVD, it has been our mission to bring these two things together to save our partners time and money. Co-developing with Tukios allowed us to quickly bring a product to market with the premium features and functions that our customers have come to expect from us.”
“The creation of videos has increasingly become a highly requested service offering in our business, but it can be time consuming for our staff or alternatively, very expensive if we choose to outsource,” said Larry Calcaterra, CFO of Wujek-Calcaterra&Sons Funeral Home. “As long time believers in the value of the Tributes.com platform and the power of their online obituary distribution network, we couldn’t be more pleased to see that we will now have integrated video creation capabilities to help dramatically reduce the costs associated with our digital operations. We look forward to being able to leverage the Eternal Tribute Video Plus product to support our ongoing efforts to provide best-in-class offerings to the families that we serve.”
"Tributes.com has rapidly become the go-to brand for all things related to the online obituary in the funeral profession and we couldn’t be more pleased to be helping them enhance their video creation offerings with the Tukios platform," said Curtis Funk, CEO & Founder of Tukios. "Much like Tributes, we have carefully architected our products from the beginning with the funeral home in mind focusing on creating valuable solutions that are fast and easy-to-use and help funeral homes lower costs while increasing revenues.”
Tributes.com is the online resource for current local and national obituary news, lasting personal tributes and online community providing support during times of loss and grieving. Through one centralized national web destination, with over 90 million current and historical death records dating back to the 1930s, Tributes has made obituary and online memorial service information easily accessible so people can come together online and offline to remember and share the treasured stories of the important people in their lives who have passed away. Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor officially launched Tributes.com in the fall of 2008 and in 3 short years the site has experienced rapid growth, and is now relied on by thousands of funeral homes and more than 2.5M unique consumers each month to publish and locate obituary news. For more information about Tributes.com, please visit our website at www.tributes.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tukios, named after the Swahili word “tukio” which means event, produces online video software built to capture and present history for generations. Tukios’ Tribute Video cloud software, launched at ICCFA 2011, was specifically built for the funeral industry to memorialize the life and events of individuals. Tukios has been providing technology solutions to the funeral industry for over 10 years through FuneralRecording.com. For more information about Tukios and Tukios products visit Tukios.com.