MR Digital Media Recorders can webcast videoconferences

(From InfoComm 2005)

Advanced Media Design’s MR series of Digital Media Recorders, which connect directly to the codec device that a school uses for videoconferencing, can record, date-stamp, and name up to 1,600 hours of digital content automatically, allowing you to webcast a videoconference live as it’s taking place or stream it to stakeholders who request it later–with no administrator intervention necessary, said company representative Stephen Villoria, who likened the technology to “a distance-education TiVo.”

DMR-series devices range in price from $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the desired resolution; the most advanced unit, the DMR300, also records multiple streams simultaneously (images from the local video camera, the remote cameras, and accompanying digital files or other content).

“None of the archiving technologies that are on the market now can approach this price point,” Villoria claims.

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