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Unique Virtual Symposium taking place this week

Wainhouse Research is working with Netbriefings, Drexel University, the World Bank's Global Development Learning Network, and others to present a global “happening”: an online symposium taking place via live webcasts, short (on-demand, asynchronous) presentations, panels, blogs, and threaded discussions.

The symposium provides an opportunity for distance learning professionals from around the world to be part of a process for creating a community that explores use of these technologies for globalization, development, and online learning.

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Several “live” keynote sessions are taking place between Beijing and the US and can be viewed via Netbriefings' eConference Enterprise webcasting service:

  • * Emerging Topics in Distance Education — Nov 11, 6:45 PM EST
  • * Building Global Communities — Nov 12, 6:45 PM EST
  • * Best Practices in Technology Use — Nov 13, 6:45 PM EST

Our Proclaim video messaging tool will be used as a social networking, community building tool. Presenters will use it to provide video enabled presentations for the on-demand/online portion of the conference, while participants will use it to share video snippets about their experiences.

Below is a short “introduction to the conference” video by Dr. Lynch, Dean of Goodwin College at Drexel University.

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Wainhouse Research Summit 2008 Highlights

I went to the Wainhouse Research Summit recently. This was a great event focusing on trends and technologies affecting conferencing and
unified communications, including audio, video, IM, and social networks.

The keynote was Andrew Lippman, a professor from MIT’s Media Lab and an expert on digital life and viral communications. He gave a very enlightening talk on surviving in a digital world.

Other topics throughout the show included telepresence, video conferencing at the Federal Reserve Bank, telework, distance education technologies, social networking and how video applications have caused business transformation.

The video clip below shows highlights of some of the exciting technologies at the show.

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InfoComm 2008 Interview Highlights

I went to InfoComm 2008 last week which showcased technology solutions required to build critical AV and information communication systems. This was a huge audio visual tradeshow and took up three halls of the Las Vegas convention center.

The video clip below shows interview highlights of some of the exciting technologies shown on the expo floor.

  • * Digital Signage (Wireless Ronin Technologies, C-nario, Litefast, and IDEX USA)
  • * Unified Collaboration (Smart Technologies and MediaPOINTE )
  • * Video Conferencing (Life Size and Polycom)
  • * Large Venue Display (Extron and Sony)
  • * Other Innovative Technologies (FogScreen, GlobalMedia, VER and ViewCast)

FogScreen had a really cool walkthrough projection screen which created the illusion of real video floating in mid air. I haven’t seen anything like it before.

Great InformationWeek article: Make it Your Tube

I thought I would pass along a great article I found in InformationWeek on how corporations can use video to be more effective in their communications. Fritz Nelson, Executive Producer, TechWeb TV, indicates that “The ‘right’ approach to video is somewhere in between for most of us, and the Internet, the great equalizer, has made it possible and affordable for anyone.” What Fritz is indicating is that although everybody is accustomed to TV quality video, content is king and not all video needs to be TV quality to be effective. <InformationWeek article>

Fritz produced highlights of the CTIA Wireless 2007 show and writes “we skipped over to the Orlando Convention Center armed with a copy of the Avid edit suite on a beat-up, 3-year-old HP laptop. We haven’t taken it to Sundance or Tribeca or Cannes, but” ….. I find his piece compelling and hopefully you will too. We plan to do the same sort of highlights with other shows such as InfoComm and the Wainhouse Research Collaboration Summit.

Check out Fritz’s show highlights of CTIA Wireless.

Streaming Media East – Day Two Interview Highlights

Day two highlights from the show floor of Streaming Media East. Interviews with companies discussing innovations in the industry.

Allison Metzler, director of marketing from The Feed Room, talks about The Feed Room corporate end-to-end solutions for corporate online video.

Steve Remondini from NetStairs discusses how the Netstairs middleware platform can convert all media for mobile devices like the iPhone and their new Akamai partnerships.

David Stubenvoll from Wowza talks about their Wowza Media Server a flash streaming server and their new H.264 deployment.

Joel Unickow, publisher of Streaming Media, talks about the success of the last ten years of the show and the organization.

Erik Leonard talks to us from on2 technologies, the predominate provider of encoding technology for Flash applications.

And Mark Robertson talks to us from ReelSEO. a firm focusing on providing valuable tips, information, news, and other resources for video search optimization and search engine marketing of video content.

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Streaming Media East – Day One Interview Highlights

Live video interviews from the show floor of Streaming Media East 2008 in New York City. We consider it one of the best shows for corporate communication and broadcasting. Today’s interviews are with some of the larger companies in the industry.

Deejee Cooley, Internet TV evangelist at Adobe, talks about their new desktop Adobe Media Player which can be used to find, manage and watch favorite internet tv shows, and the Flash Media Rights Management Server.

Paul from Limelight talks about the four dimensions of object delivery.

Charles Peters from Netbriefings discusses the Proclaim technology.

Ray Hood, CEO at Qumu, talks about ChangeCasting, a new leadership technique for corporate communications.

Jim Thill from Microsoft talks about the new Microsoft Silverlight cross platform cross browser plug-in that lets you create next generation rich media for the web.

Paul RItter talks to us from Interactive Media Strategies, a market research firm that focuses on online multimedia and enterprise communications technologies. It is a leading firm in the industry that businesses turn to for market research, benchmarking data and insight!

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