Adobe Connect named a winner for webcasting!
Adobe Connect has won the “Silver” and “Excellence” awards in the webcasting category of TopTenREVIEWS, an online publication that conducts side-by-side comparisons of products and makes them publicly available.
Adobe beat On24 and WebEx, whose key focus is on webcasting due to Connect 9’s superior feature set. The review begins by calling Adobe Connect 9 “a vibrant new version that invites considerable attendee participation, offers helpful and sophisticated tools to build webcasts, and gives presenters the option of hosting a webcast completely from a mobile device.” Among the features highlighted are the ability to integrate various extensions into meeting rooms, to completely host meetings from a mobile device, and the ways Adobe Connect lets users promote webinars and measure audience engagement.
The review concludes by stating, “Whether you want to generate interest in a new product, drum up new customers, meet privately with fellow employees scattered around the globe or conduct continuing education, Adobe Connect 9 is certain to have the tools and capabilities you need.”
We have to say we agree, Adobe Connect 9 is our preferred web conferencing solution and we have installed it with many customers who are using it to run regular webinars and e-learning solutions. Dreamtek have developed a bespoke plugin for Adobe Connect called the High Quality video Pod.
Quite simply the HQ video pod allows the owner of an Adobe Connect account to broadcast a superior quality video feed to their audience, allowing them to enjoy a crisp, clear image, increased frame rate and sharper sound quality than would be experienced when using the standard web-cam pod in Adobe Connect.
Why did we create the High Quality pod?
Working closely with Adobe and through experience of complex installs and customers wanting to deliver bespoke Connect training programs, Dreamtek and sister company the Virtual Forge stepped in and developed a solution to cater for these demands.
By allowing the meeting organizer to stream a video feed into the bespoke pod, the quality can be improved to whatever level their bandwidth will allow. Using Dreamtek’s international network of servers, the video feed is then broadcast to the Connect audience who are able to view back the stream in the same way they would a video on YouTube or BBC iPlayer only in real time!
Since the feed is embedded within the Adobe Connect meeting room, the host can receive feedback and enjoy interaction with the audience thanks to the chat, Q and A and polling pods.
Running a large event?
By coupling the HQ pod with studio-quality cameras, lighting, sound and an experienced team of technicians, Dreamtek can help you produce a truly professional finish for your event. We can film at your location or one of our favored studios, use your Connect account or provide a room for a one-off event, allowing you to concentrate on delivering your message with crystal clarity.
Have a look at this event for the ITU UK Authority that Dreamtek Filmed in HD and streamed lived using Adobe connect from our managed soho studios we supplied branded backgrounds, a edited on demand version, lower thirds and intro stings to take a webinar to a news style round table!
We have also developed the HQ pod further allowing the user to switch between feeds from different hosts, enable in-pod messaging, attendee list and several other emoticons allowing the audience to provide feedback to the presenter throughout the session.
Combine this with corporate branding, and customers can enjoy professional, bespoke broadcast tool, tailored for their needs.
Get in touch for a demo and free trial of Adobe Connect.