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Conferserv Streaming Solutions from International Video-Conferencing, Inc. (IVCi)

Video Conferencing: You've heard the hype.
Now read the facts.

Live Streaming, Video On Demand—or Both?

Live streaming video for meetings, CEO briefings, virtual classrooms, seminars, trade shows and product announcements seems to be the latest rage, but is it for you? If you, or your team, require instant access to a meeting or event, Live streaming may be what you are looking for. Video On Demand might be another option if you need a way to record, edit and archive your meetings and events for later access. Below we provide a brief comparison of Live streaming video and archived Video On Demand.

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Comparison of Live Streaming Video and Video On Demand

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Issue Live Video Video On Demand
Video quality Good quality. Video quality is also effected by the number of participants the event draws (bandwidth). Good quality. Often requires less bandwidth especially if edge distribution is used.
Bandwidth requirements A function of the number of viewers and the encoding technology used (e.g. MPEG, Windows Media). Bandwidth requirements are spread out over a longer period of time as new viewers access the meeting/event.
Maximum participants Live streaming can accommodate numerous viewers, but if conducted over your existing network, is dictated by your bandwidth capabilities. A hosted service accommodates virtually unlimited participants. Dramatically increased since the viewer can select a time that is convenient for him or her to watch. As a result there will be less viewers at any one time.
Accessibility Viewers participate in the meeting/event at the designated time. Video can be edited so that it can be presented in shorter segments which can be topic specific, and can be viewed at the convenience of the viewer.
Implementation Live streaming can accommodate numerous viewers, but if conducted over your existing network, is dictated by your bandwidth capabilities. A hosted service accommodates virtually unlimited participants.

Live streaming and Video On Demand are both applications that can significantly improve the way your company communicates and operates, and make a real difference on productivity and the company's bottom line. Each has specific uses that will help you in your desired task. IVCi offers flexible Live Streaming and Video On Demand packages that give you an option of hosting the meetings by using your own equipment and servers, IVCi servers, or the public Internet. To learn more about Live Streaming and Video on Demand, please contact IVCi at info@ivci.com or call us at 800-224-7083.


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Q & A: Streaming Demystified


Power Meetings Update met with Vice President and General Manager of IVCi, Chris Böttger, to discuss IVCi streaming solutions:

PMU: Why is streaming complimentary to video conferencing?

CB: Streaming allows you to cost effectively extend the reach to those participants that need limited interaction or can't attend a meeting live.

PMU: So how do you create a stream?

CB: All of your video conferencing systems can be used to record a stream with or without slides. That is a powerful way to leverage your existing investment. It can extend streaming beyond typical training applications and briefings all the way to it being used to record a meeting that someone has missed.

PMU: But isn't one of the biggest problems in how you manage that stream?

CB: Absolutely. Unless you are able to easily manage that piece of capital intellect that you have created its useless. We can set up individual channels per company, just like on your TV. That way Sales and Marketing have their own channel that does not give them rights to Engineering who have a different one. At the same time everyone can have access to the important CEO briefings that can now happen twice a month instead of once a quarter typically.

PMU: So how do you distribute that stream once you have created it?

CB: One of many values that we provide at IVCi is choice. We can provide the whole solution as a service using the public internet for those organizations that wish to have public access. If you want more security and the ability to do unlimited streaming for a fixed cost each month we can host and manage it for you on our IntelliNet network. Finally, we can install inside a customer's own network. The technology that we deploy is very powerful and addresses all of the firewall, bandwidth and access issues that traditionally have plagues other solutions.

PMU: Finally, how will this make a difference to organizations?

CB: Applications such as CEO briefings, project meetings, employee orientations, new product announcements become far more effective. The bottom line is that in combinations with video conferencing and streaming, organizations will be able to get products to market quicker, get strategic messages out when they need to and increase morale by staying in touch with the employees. All of this has a direct result on the bottom line.

For additional information regarding video conferencing, or to speak to a representative, please contact IVCi at 800-224-7083, or click here to have an IVCi Representative contact you.

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