Hey folks, we recently had an interesting discussion with some of the folks at Tech Werks about a recent implementation of WebSync On-Demand. The following is a summary from their founder, Bill Baker:
Tech Werks, a video streaming technology company, has been working with Frozen Mountain for several years, integrating Frozen Mountain's WebSync On-Demand services into their video encoders and live presentations.
In addition to their work with various national and international television networks, Tech Werks supplies video streaming services and specialized on-line applications for the United States State Department.
Recently, Tech Werks supplied these services for the APEC summits. The most recent Summit (November 2011) was held in Hawaii and involved many world leaders, including Presidents from the US (Barack Obama), China (Hu Jintao), Russia (Dmitry Medvedev), and Japan (Yoshihiko Noda).
During the primary Summit meetings, several world leaders had PowerPoint/KeyNote presentations.
The State Department asked Tech Werks to supply a system whereby each leader could use a simple tablet device (iPads in this case) to display and control their presentation, and send this presentation in real time to 25 other tablets for each leader to view.
Needing a solution quickly, Tech Werks turned to Frozen Mountain's WebSync On-Demand comet solution as the real-time delivery service.
Tech Werks integrated Frozen Mountain's WebSync On-Demand SDK into their pre-existing "app", and loaded the app on over 100 tablets, 25 of which were located on each seat in the primary plenary.
During the summit meeting, each leader had a tablet and could advance forward and backwards through their presentation, and as they did so, all 25 tablets advanced forward and backwards in sync with the presenter.
The app worked flawlessly, thanks to Frozen Mountain’s WebSync On-Demand Service.