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.
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.
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
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 URLs that can point to websites or documents for download.
Voting: Link to a commercially available Internet voting service of your choice.
Twitter: Link to twitter with 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.
Helpdesk: Submit a helpdesk request to a client-defined email address.
Settings: Participant can switch languages, audio source and format options at any time.
User interface: Personalize the MAXPlayer user interface with enterprise and event branding.
Information collected: User definable
Fees: Custom e-transactions can be included
Reports: Full reporting on registrants
Password: Any character string
Referring Domain: Only participants that launch MAXPlayer from a designated website are permitted. This enables in-house access control implemented on these origin websites.
Network: Only participants coming from designated IP networks are permitted.
Analytics: Access to extensive Google Analytics reports
Contact us for pricing based on your specific requirements.
The founders of CollaborateVideo Corp. have 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 founded MAXDigital Broadcasting Inc. 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.
In response to client needs and the evolving video technology, our software and content delivery services progressively expanded in scope and functionality. Our success was recognized by the Federal Government of Canada. MAXDigital Broadcasting was the only company to have a national standing offer for webcasting services.
Today, our Collaborate.Video Platform is supporting thousands of collaboration participants having access from both the Internet and their enterprise’s Intranet.