California’s 112 community colleges have deployed VITEC’s, a producer of advanced digital video solutions, Web streaming system, the Optibase MGWx100, which enables the faculty and students of the colleges to view conferences and meetings over the Internet.
The California Community Colleges chancellor’s offices in Sacramento have built a state of the art conference room with robotic cameras, computer systems and the Optibase MGWx100 platform all remotely controlled by 3C Media Solution, an education media distribution network, VITEC says.
Equipping the facility with such technology has cut travel cost by recording and streaming all events in San Marcos, avoiding the necessity to send out a crew to each event, VITEC says. Additionally a much broader viewership of teachers, faculty and students is reached for viewing conferences and meetings over the Internet.
The Optibase MGWx100 supports multiple channels of video encoding while providing a single network interface saving ports on a network router, unlike competing products that require a network port per encoded channel, according to the company.
“This deployment is an ideal example of how streaming video can save companies and institutions money by using today’s Internet as the transport,“ said Michael Chorpash, VITEC’s vice president of sales. “Our encoding platforms are cost effective for a single channel deployment and can scale much larger as our customers requirement increase while utilizing existing network equipment and avoiding costly upgrades or retrofits.”