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State of the Nation

Presentation and conversation with all employees on performance and plans

Corporate Announcements

Important news shared with all employees

Dragon’s Den

Employees present enterprise improvement projects to executive management for funding

With our Collaborate.Video platform

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Educate in a world wide classroom

Participants interact with the educator

Archive events for on-demand training and education

Introduce new products, processes

Develop skills

With our Collaborate.Video platform

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Control all video distribution across your enterprise

Eliminate gateway and WAN link congestion

Control the secure distribution of any video stream

Manage video distribution appliances in-house

With our Collaborate.Video platform

Our Collaborate.Video Platform

A webcast that integrates a high definition video stream with a user interface that enables participation is a powerful collaboration tool, with no practical limit to the number of participants or their location.

If this is true, then what has been the barrier to deploying video streaming technology for Enterprise Collaboration?

Question

There is a major issue relating to network congestion that applies to video streaming services and popular collaboration services. When the audience is within an enterprise framework, normally each participant connects to the collaboration feed through a network gateway to the Internet .  As more and more participants connect, the high bandwidth requirements inherent to video streams accumulate and often exceed the gateway capacity.   All connections to the Internet struggle and network control suffers.

Yet each connection hosts the exact same content. This issue also applies to remote offices that are connected to the head office via wide-area gateway links that have limited capacity. The solution to the gateway congestion issue is quite simple: bring a single stream through the gateway and then redistribute it locally.

As our Guide to Implementing Secure Enterprise Collaboration demonstrates this is neither difficult nor costly to do. Our Collaborate.Video platform transparently connects each participant to the first available source of the content closest to them. This solves the congestion problem and enables high quality video to be distributed throughout the enterprise with complete control.

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 Key Features

  • Enables internal replication of high quality video streams
  • Participants are transparently connected to a local source
  • Feature-rich configurable user interface – MAXPlayer
  • Supports multiple languages including simultaneous interpretation
  • Support for concurrent sessions
  • Live and archived events
  • Access Control
  • Software-as-a-service solution

 


Backend Integration

  • Connects the participant’s MAXPlayer to the first available video distribution hub on their local area network for their video feed
  • If none are available, secondary backup sources can be configured
  • Internet-based participants are connected to a content delivery service


Database Management

  • maintains your MAXPlayer user interface configurations
  • manages the map of the video distribution landscape including references to all video distribution hubs available within an enterprise and any streaming channels each may accommodate


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Participant Experience

  • Our MAXPlayer user interface appears as a video player application
  • Multiple variations of the player user interface are configured to meet specific event needs
  • Each player configuration has a unique, friendly URL that can be embedded in the enterprise intranet website or in an e-mail to launch the collaborative session or replay an archived event

 

MAXPlayer: Your Participant Experience

Browser-based

Works on all common devices

No application software to install

 

User Selectable Settings

Language: English and French.  The core player software is language independent.  All textual information can be presented in any language.
Video Formats: 720P, 480P, 480S, 360P, 240P and audio only
Audio Options: Speaker audio plus any number of simultaneous interpretation feeds



Navigation Options

Sessions: For live events with multiple concurrent sessions, gives the participant choice of session to attend.  For archived events, list the presentations available for review.
Topics: For archived sessions, the user can go to a specific topic within a presentation.
Resources: List of resources available with URL’s that can point to websites or documents for download.
Voting:  Link to a commercially available Internet voting service of your choice.
TwitterLink to twitter with a your specific hashtag.
Participate:  Forward questions or comments to the venue.  This is implemented with a client-defined email address and enables quality assurance on content.
Share:  Send a notification with event URL to a colleague.
HelpdeskSubmit a helpdesk request to a client-defined email address.
Settings:  Participant can switch languages, audio source and format options at any time.



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Branding

User interface:  Make MAXPlayer your user interface with enterprise and event branding.

Registration

Information collected: User definable
Fees: Custom e-transactions can be included
Reports: Full reporting on registrants

Access Control

Password:  Any character string
Referring Domain:  Only participants that launch MAXPlayer from a designated website are permitted.  His enables in-house access control implemented on these origin websites.
Network:  Only participants coming from designated IP networks are permitted.

Reporting

Analytics:  Access to extensive Google Analytics reports

 

Collaborate.Video Subscriptions

Basic MAXPlayer Configuration

  • Enterprise branding
  • Any combination of navigation options
  • Access control
  • Support for 18 stream choices:
    2 video options – ie  support for English and French slides
    3 language choices – ie  speaker, two interpreters
    3 format choices – ie  HD, SD and audio only

Schedule of Fees

Package

Monthly Fee Note

1

Basic MAXPlayer + single Internet-based
source of streams

199.

See MAXPlayer features

2

Basic MAXPlayer + single Enterprise-based source of streams

199. See our Implementation Guide:
Scenario #1

3

Basic MAXPlayer + multiple Enterprise-based sources of streams

 599.

See our Implementation Guide:
Scenario #2

4

Basic MAXPlayer + multiple Enterprise-based
sources of streams + Internet-based source of streams

 899.

See our Implementation Guide: Scenario #3

Optional Broadcast Channels

 Service

Monthly Fee Usage Note

1

Internet-based ‘Distribution Channel’ with up to 18 sub-channels

199. .30 per GB

 No Collaborate.Video Subscription required

2

Internet-based ‘Origin Channel’ with up to 18 sub-channels for access by Enterprise-based video distribution hubs.

399.

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 Only with Collaborate.Video Subscription

 

Support Services

Video Distribution Systems

Requirements

Design

Installation and Configuration

Stress Testing

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting

 

 

Resources

WPCover

White paper on Enterprise Collaboration

A Technical Guide to Enterprise Collaboration

Professional Webcast Production

Other Helpful Tools

Internet Bandwidth Consumption

Viewer-Hours by Format

Webcast Planner

About Us

Canadian Webcasting Corporation

CANWEBCAST

Our company has been pioneering streaming technology since 1997.  While working on a special video project at the Communications Research Centre Canada, we were inspired by the profound impact the merger of television and the Internet would have in the future.  We incorporated a new company and became a webcast producer.  In support of this, we created a content distribution service and developed player software that could meet the harsh constraints of bandwidth availability.

Today, our video content delivery infrastructure can support tens of thousands of viewers worldwide plus concurrent distribution across enterprise networks.  Our Collaborate.Video Platform makes the network topology transparent.  It is the same experience for everyone, no matter their location.

The Canadian Webcasting Corporation has two divisions:

MAXDigital

Professional webcast management and production services

Collaborate.Video

Channel products on our content distribution network and Intelligent video stream distribution integrated with a feature rich player