November Rocks!

So, how to describe the overwhelming success that our secure webcasting solution has been?  Well, um, we can't! Or at least we're not allowed to!  We did manage to shoot and deliver the Siemens competition at MIT and interviewed some brilliant young minds describing things that are pretty darned impressive. This is our fifth year shooting, editing and posting the Northeast Division news release for Siemens and the Summerlin Group. We produced two secure live webcasts of a quarterly meeting for a large manufacturing company that prefers not to be named - complete with full AV services support - 2 proejctors, screens, PA system, camera, etc. We produced two Client Conference webcasts, complete with AV and video production support for their dinners, workshops and full-day presentations for a Boston-based financial company, who also prefers not to be mentioned, supplied an audio console, PA system and technician for a meeting at Hanscom Field, supplied a bunch of 50" and 60" LCD screens for various clients, edited a presentation for yet another financial customer who would prefer to be nameless, edited video for Liberty Mutual Insurance, provided projection for our friends at Boston Early Music Festival, provided projection for Raytheon, several hundred DVDs for WGBH, and finished up by providing playback, projection, screens and sound for the South Shore YMCA "Enchanted Evening" on November 30th, which raised over $232,000 for ther annual support campaign!

Service Automatically.

Testing the screen and the microphones just befoe the live events.We've been pretty quiet about it so far, but we've been developing a webcasting solution for a leading automation company in the the New England area. (automation companies make the things that make things)

They came to us with an interesting set of goals:Two technicians and Productive Media President Geoff Briggs set up the tech table. Our encoding station can be seen in the office behind them.

  • They wanted to run three live presentations to their employees at their world headquarters
  • They wanted those presentations to be simultaniously available in their offices in Germany, California, and Washington, and they wanted managers in their Asia offices to be able to view the presentations at home.
  • They also wanted the question and answer portions of all three sessions as well as the entirety of the most informative session to be availible for on-demand consumption within 24 hours.
  • All that and the content had to remain unavailible to anyone who they didn't authorize.
  • And of course nobody want to break the bank on these shows.

We've removed the branding from this client's player. We aren't sure if we'd have to kill anyone for revealing their identity, but why take the risk?

The two screen live program with audio re-enforcement is a pretty simple and cost effective show for us provide.  We added an image maginification camera for the in-room audience, a custom encoding / streaming solution, and we partnered with our favorite live streaming content delivery network to provide the live version of the program to the web, which allowed each site to show the video, the powerpoint, or both together.

We also created a custom player solution and partnered with a different and very robust content delivery network that focuses on the on-demand space to offer the same presentation as a hosted program, with the ability to skip around within the presentation.

More importantly we made it modular, so this company can decide to expand upon their offerings, or we can quickly rebrand the solution for anyone else who might need this service.