One of the biggest challenges facing the teleconference and streaming community, is control over their audience! For virtual public meetings, a conference call isn't always the most ideal solution. We're providing tiered solutions for both video and audio teleconferences... which allow moderators to control who's in a room and ensure everyone is heard.
One of our PM's, Jeremy Flynn, took some time to share a working flow-chart with the public as to our approach with public meetings and teleconferences. Our hope is that this information will help other in-house communications and I.T. Professionals looking for their own solutions.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to chime in on the discussion - feel free to comment or contact us!
An update to our customers, clients and friends,
On behalf of everyone at 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics, we want to express our deepest sympathy for those afflicted by the coronavirus and extend our heartfelt sympathy to people around the world who have lost loved ones to this illness or are battling it themselves.
We share our gratitude to the healthcare and public health professionals — as well as leaders at the local, state, national and international levels — who are working tirelessly to protect us all.
We have ramped up our teleconference and streaming meeting services, with the same best practices mentioned above, to ensure we help with maintaining productivity for our clients and their businesses.
We are monitoring CDC, Local and State Government channels to provide around-the-clock guidance and support to our clients and staff as needed.
While the current coronavirus situation presents new challenges, one thing has not changed over the course of our history in finding solutions: our commitment to our clients and their visions. For those who have postponed or cancelled public projects, when the time does come for you to do business again, we are ready to welcome you and your awesome ideas.
Lastly, we want to recognize, as a fellow humans, these are unprecedented times. But stay calm, and know that humanity has made it through these events before, and we'll make it through again. Don't stay constantly glued to the TV (or social media), go outside and take walks (that's still ok!), but do keep your distance—flattening the curve by #StayingHome is real, and will help save lives in your community.
Thank you so much for your continued business as we navigate these unprecedented times together.
The 22nd Avenue Team
A lot of customers today are doing their research on the value of using a DIY App, or hiring a professional firm to maintain and assist with their teleconferencing projects. To those who are considering hiring a firm, the question comes down to a matter of "footprint".
Question: "Just how many people and how much equipment does it take to run a streaming teleconference?"
The "general" answer;
about 1 to 2 people, with equipment that they can pack in on a single trip!
With electric vehicles on the waiting list for our production group, we're proud to be doing what we can to ensure that we are using the "right tool for the job"... while not wasting fuel and creating unnecessary emissions for projects that can benefit from a smaller vehicle.
For setup times; we prefer at least one hour prior to your meeting. Most meetings will benefit from a three-camera setup, with up to six microphones. Depending on the equipment available on-site, we also will provide screens up to 55" so that participants may be seen during the teleconference.
Once we go live, the technician will help moderate the meeting if needed - directing public comments and feedback where appropriate.
Once the meeting concludes, pack-out usually takes 15 to 30 minutes and we are on the road shortly after.
Are you considering the potentials of what teleconference streaming can do for your productivity? Give us a call today, or fill out a contact request through our teleconference page today. We're looking forward to seeing what solutions we can help with.
One of the of the most vital aspects to a teleconference, is presence. With a lot of confusion out there regarding how this works, it can be simply summed up as "Streaming with the ability to have a conversation".
22nd Avenue provides true two-way collaboration for meetings and conferences, through a variety of platforms. Where we are different from the rest, is that we provide the needed equipment to ensure your project launches successfully.
What is available on the market today:
With most solutions on the market today, you could download a third-party app and instruct your viewers to download the app as well and collaborate that way. Or, you could opt for a one-way streaming service and then field questions via twitter or other forms of social media.
These are great economical solutions, which can help a business or agency get out there and engage their public. However, these solutions can be difficult to deploy and troubleshoot without the correct equipment or personnel.
How we are different:
With Broadcast Solutions by 22nd Avenue, we provide the entire software and hardware solution on a project, temporary or long-term basis. There's no need to determine what equipment to buy, how to source audio, or what app's to download. We provide all cameras, switching, routing and even the internet (if needed).
We provide a simple web-based link for everyone to connect through, which can also be password protected.
Plus, if your project calls to be shared with the general public, we can even integrate with all social media platforms - Live and in Real-Time. If you have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or even Instagram - we can broadcast a stream to that account!
Interested in learning more about what we can do to help your business or agency stay productive?
Give us a call today to get started!
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