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Live Webcasting – How It Works
Live Webcasting – The Technology
Your live webcast can be Audio only, Video only or Video and synchronized Powerpoint slides. Do you have synchronized PowerPoint slides the viewer needs to see changing in real time? Are there multiple speakers or sessions? We arrange the equipment, crew and develop and deploy the website and media manager portal as needed.
We travel to your location wherever it is before the event and test the provided internet connection for speed and stability. We assure the event venue is prepared with lighting, staging and the proper in-room audio and video. If you need us to provide in house A/V we do this before the event.
We connect our encoding computer to your source. The source is typically one of our HD cameras, or our video switcher that allows us to switch multiple sources to be webcast live. Or a computer, a digital device such as the display output of a medical or technical diagnostic device, or an audio only source.
To send the live webcast stream to the audience we employ encoding software to take the data from the input device and convert it to a streaming format.The encoding process compresses the signal making it possible to send very high quality audio and video over a reasonably fast broadband internet connection.
- We compress the audio using the audio codec AAC.
- We encode the video and compress it using H.264 for the best quality at the bitrates we choose to webcast at.
- We weigh the options of bitrate vs, connection and audience. Encoding at a HIGH bitrate requires a faster connection at the webcast and for the viewer. A lower bitrate can sacrifice quality for ease of delivery. We are expert at fine-tuning the delivery at the event.
The encoded signal is sent out to the Content Delivery Network and out to our Streaming Servers. To assure delivery to all devices the webcast signals, or “streams” are assembled in a container such as Mpeg4, FLV and WebM to sit the various mobile and desktop devices viewers may use to watch your live webcast. The stream is delivered from our streaming server to the video player on the viewers device using a transport protocol, such as HLS or RTMP depending on the device that is detected at the viewers end.
The compressed and encoded live webcast broadcast is sent via the internet connection out to our Content Delivery Network (CDN) which has redundant servers located all over the world. Each server acts as a duplicate broadcast point for your webcast. When a viewer opens your webcast page, that request is directed to the data center closest to them. By directing your audience to the nearest data center, we cut down the time it takes to deliver your live webcast stream to them.
As the content is being encoded and broadcast we are simultaneously recording it in HD and archiving it to our servers. If you choose to do so we provide an Archive of hosted past live webcasts as “on-demand” webcasts. these can be Audio only Video only, Video and synchronized Powerpoint slides. You can then use our Media portal to share or sell each webcast presentation, or incorporate the presentations into e-larning courses or bundles of content.
Live Webcasting – Our Way
We do it all
We know how to live webcast. Weeks before your event our web developers are busy deploying an entire website and media portal for you. We host and manage the entire IT infrastructure. We brand it and populate it with speaker bios, documents, powerpoints or other content. We employ user registration and e-commerce for your audience with best practice encryption and security. If it’s a corporate event, we securely locate the web content according to your corporate guidelines. We coordinate with your staff and the host venue to assure adequate Internet connections and proper live webcasting room setups. We verify scheduling with your presenters and collect all presentation Powerpoints.
All the options
Once the event starts, our Media Portal and custom HTML 5 Video Players allow us to stream conference PowerPoints synchronized with your Live Web Video. Live polling and moderated chat amongst viewers can be enabled. Associated documents are included in the Video Player for download. Testing and reporting can be implemented when CME Credit is offered. While the live stream is running we are also archiving the webcasts – if you choose to – for later on-demand viewing. Do you archive your webcasts? You should..
This year ICV provided webcasting not only all over the US, but in Europe, Asia, and South America. We streamed multiple live webcasts from Shanghai, Mexico City, Brussels, Kuala Lumpur, Washington DC, Madrid and many other locations in the US and abroad. No matter where in the world your event is, We make travel arrangements and arrive at least a day before your event.
Our conference webcasting can cover large conferences or summit events incorporating dozens of breakout sessions over many days or, single room webcast events at your offices. We can build and launch social websites in conjunction with your live events in the SF Bay Area, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, or the Washington DC Metro area and beyond.
With live webcasting, you can reach anyone, anywhere, at a very low cost to you and to them. Our included media portals offer integrated on-demand video archives, too. It’s all automatic. Let your audience watch our content, or buy it, at their convenience. All a user needs is access to the internet!
The cost of live webcasting and on-demand streaming is far less than an in-person event, and the return can be enormous. Reduce and even eliminate costs of travel, hotels, renting the venues, and the other costs associated with a traditional event, by hosting it just once, or by hosting it entirely online.
Using webcasting in conjunction with a traditional event creates a hybrid event that potentially increases your reach and audience. Whether it’s for pay, communication, or informational, a consistent interactive webcast is always more memorable, gives more value to the attendee, andcan live on to deliver that message again and again.
Your online audience an be engaged directly, and can therefore enjoy the same experience as an in-person attendee, with our social webcasting media portal. See synchronized slides, participate inchatting and polling, ask questions, read materials, and more.
Why our clients use live webcasting
We show our corporate clients how to webcast. All hands meetings, Shareholder reports, Executive messages and panels are all great reasons to webcast. Use our Media Portal with live and archived webcasting to train and certify employees. Reach out to a global workforce and engage with customers and partners by webcasting product launches, corporate meetings and training. Reduce travel expenses and increase involvement with flexibility to access content anytime. We’ll even help you move all of your existing content online and build an ongoing web library of content.
Pharma and Healthcare
Use live webcasting and a Media Portal to deploy on-line presentations of your scientific processes, medical device demonstrations or medical procedures as Live Event Webcasts streaming video alongside web based testing and data collection. Share and create a professional network of collaboration that increases awareness.
Webcasting offers great value and efficiencies in delivering Live and on-demand regulatory compliance messages, policy panel discussions, hearings, press conferences and employee certification and training. Deliver critical information within a secure and always open portal. Share policy updates and current issues with a world wide audience.
Add value to your membership, build a valuable social webcast network and increase attendance at conferences by selling online access. Build and manage a portal with testing, polling and content that can be viewed anywhere. Create and manage training and certification online. Media Portals and Virtual conferences create increased member demand, build value and provide unlimited sponsorship opportunities.
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ICV’s solutions range from simple single session webcasting to full scale conference recording or corporate media libraries and training websites, including online quiz building and tracking of employee training. Whatever your needs, we can provide. ICVDM.com
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