Video Enabled Business Continuity Is As Easy as 1-2-3

The New Normal

The impact of Covid-19 is being felt across all geographies and business sectors.  Fortunately, technology is playing a major role in supporting business continuity in this time of unprecedented crisis.  As professionals adjust to the new normal of remote work, the use of video to communicate and collaborate has exploded.   Once periodically used technologies have become a constant and a necessity.  The tide of technology adoption has grown to a tsunami.  Cisco recently reported that traffic on the Webex backbone connecting China-based Webex users to their global workplaces had increased as much as 22 times since the outbreak began.  Additionally, a recent report by App Annie indicated that business conferencing apps have been experiencing record use and topped 62 million downloads during the week of March 14-21.  Up 90% from the weekly download average of business app during 2019.

Organizations are using video conferencing and collaboration solutions like Cisco Webex, Zoom and Microsoft Teams to connect students and teachers, companies and partners and professionals to coworkers.  Organizations have had to quickly respond to the impact of Covid-19 and have turned to live streaming and video-on-demand to communicate business continuity plans in the form of virtual live all employee town halls or recorded education, training and policy videos.  Government agencies are relying on video to reach workers and citizens and it seems every day another event is transitioned to a virtual event leveraging video technology.

Not All Video Is Built The Same

The most widely mentioned solutions today are video conferencing solutions Cisco Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and GoToMeeting.  These solutions are used for one to one or many to many communication and collaboration.  They enable two or more connected video feeds to allow for real-time conversations between them. This “synchronous communication” makes video conferencing technology perfect for live, interactive meetings.  Video conferencing technology makes it possible to meet with someone who is in another room, another building, or another country.  This was the first application of video used by many organizations and is now proving to be the gateway (integrated with enterprise video platforms) to expand the use of video for an even greater scale and ROI. As companies are turning video to deliver 1,000+ viewer events, we are seeing some limitations of these solutions as many cannot handle large audiences.  That’s where an enterprise video platform comes in.

Enterprise video solutions, like Vbrick’s Rev Platform, enable one to many live streaming and on-demand video communications from end to end including streaming, recording, transcribing, sharing, searching, and securely and efficiently managing video content – perfect for large scale town halls and virtual events.  This empowers organizations to do new things with video.  These solutions can integrate with video conferencing solutions like Cisco Webex or end points to enable users to reach a broader audience globally using existing unified communications and collaboration infrastructure.   When combined with CDN capabilities these solutions can deliver video over the corporate network or internet and ensure the viewing experience is optimized regardless if someone is watching the video from their office or their kitchen. 

With Rev, Video Is As Easy As 1-2-3

The Rev Enterprise Video Platform supports live streaming and video on demand. The cloud-based platform makes video as easy as 1-2-3.

Video On Demand

  1. Decide How You Want To Capture Your Video

Rev offers complete flexibility.  With Rev you can use any device to capture video including video conference room kits and endpoints, enterprise video conferencing solutions like Webex and Zoom, studio cameras or even mobile phone cameras.  Pre-built integration means you can easily leverage existing technology infrastructure to source your video with no extra work and record your video directly in Rev.

  1. Edit Your Recorded Video

Rev provides a central repository to manage all videos for the enterprise. Designed for businesses where governance, resource efficiency, version control, and security and access control are important, Rev enables a user to easily edit video segments right from their browser and with no need to re-upload an edited video.  Meta data can be added to the video to support search and a user can search all videos by title, tag, keyword and transcript text and presenter leveraging facial recognition technology.  Rev also empowers you to see viewing analytics and determine who has access to the videos as well as who should be approving videos before they go live.   To ensure global communication needs, Rev also supports close captioning and full transcription in 6 languages and translation in 20+ languages. 

  1. Publish The Video

After editing and applying meta data, publishing your video is a simple as pressing the “Active” button. Users who have been granted access will automatically see the new video in relevant carousels on the Rev home page, including in the feature videos area if selected. The video, including audio transcripts, will similarly appear in all search results. Many customers have taken the next step of integrating their Rev platform with other intra- and extranet sites. Rev easily allows you to embed your video in an internal or external site, or simply share a link via e-mail, chat, or your favorite group collaboration tool

Live Streaming

  1. Decide How You Want To Capture Your Video

As stated above, Rev offers complete flexibility in using any device to capture video – whether it is an executive leveraging existing auditorium studio cameras to deliver a company-wide address to an empty auditorium and 10,000 online viewers or a CEO leveraging a Cisco endpoint in his home office to live stream a Cisco Webex meeting to Rev to deliver weekly town halls to 20,000+ employees globally.  Rev seamless integration enables companies to leverage existing technology investments and infrastructure to leverage video for critical large audience events.

  1. Plan Your Event

Through the easy and intuitive Rev interface, you can quickly create your event.  Select the day and time of your webcast, define an event title and description and even a custom event url.  Easily select the source of the video with preloaded options and enable event recording.  Event hosts can be defined as well as moderators to manage Q&A and the audience is defined– public or private.  Attendee engagement functionality like polling, chat and Q&A can also be selected.  Your event is ready to be delivered in minutes.

  1. Go Live with Your Event

Once you are ready for your event, be sure to start your video source a few minutes ahead of time. If this is a UC conference, it’s as simple as having your panelist join the UC conference via their standard tool. If you are using an advanced configuration like a hardware or software video encoder – once your video source is live you will be able to join the ‘lobby’ section of your event, where Attendees get a waiting screen and hosts and moderators can preview the video, audio, and any content you have uploaded. When ready, hit “Broadcast” to go live with your event to your entire audience. Be sure and make use of the user interaction features such as chat, polling, Q&A, etc.

We are experiencing unprecedented times in the wake of COVID-19. Vbrick Rev ensures organizations can harness the power of video to engage, empower and transform.

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