For the second year in a row Glowpoint’s Broadcast Video Solution was used to broadcast the entertainment industry's annual Blu-ray conference, Blu-Con 2010, to remote attendees.
The annual event -- which this year featured Academy Award-winning director James Cameron -- brings together a variety of creative, marketing and business experts from across the entertainment, IT and consumer electronics industries to discuss Blu-ray's role in today's home entertainment environment.
Specifically Glowpoint’s (News - Alert) solution was used to broadcast the event live from its main location in Beverly Hills, Calif., to London, England where conference attendees participated remotely.
"We turned to Glowpoint because their solution is unmatched in quality and efficiency,” said Martin Porter, Blu-Con 2010's executive producer, in a release. “They offer a high-quality environment that enables us to broadcast highly recognizable business and entertainment personalities, in high definition video, to audiences located around the world.”
Porter added that Glowpoint provided “not only the technology, but went above and beyond to provide a full service, turn-key solution ... they even went so far as identifying and securing a suitable location where the attendees in London could participate."
Presentations made during Blu-Con 2010, which attracted more than 500 attendees, underscored the vital role that Blu-ray plays in today's home entertainment environment as a key driver in the industry.
"High-profile events like this are ideally suited for our Broadcast Solution, said Jonathan Brust, Glowpoint's vice president of marketing. “It's a very cost effective, high-quality way for events to transcend geographical boundaries and reach audiences around the world."
Glowpoint offers IP-based Broadcast Video Solutions to leading entertainment organizations, sports broadcasters, sports leagues, cable stations, and collegiate conferences. The company claims its "always-on" Open Video network exchange reduces transport costs by up to 80 percent, compared to traditional satellite feeds.
Glowpoint made news last week when it announced that it had teamed up with Acme Packet, a provider of session border control solutions, to introduce an on-demand video conferencing solution that leverages Acme Packet’s (News - Alert) Net-Net Session Director session border controller (SBC), which will be deployed in Glowpoint’s Open Video platform for business-to-business video communications.Patrick Barnard is Group Managing Editor, TMCnet, focusing mainly on call and contact center technologies. He also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet e-Newsletters in the areas of robotics, IT and customer interaction solutions. To read more of Patrick's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Patrick Barnard