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Presentations 2GO incorporates Unified Streaming technology

Presentations 2GO, a specialist in interactive rich media with a focus on online education, team up with Unified Streaming, a provider of cross-platform streaming technologies, to create a comprehensive solution for recording and capturing of live events, management of content and metadata and multi platform streaming. Capable of streaming to any device, campus and worldwide.

Presentations2Go started eight years ago as a tool to broadcast graduation ceremonies on the internet, so families of foreign students were able to join the event online. Over the years this product has evolved into a multi streaming platform where live video streaming and video on demand of lectures, classes and events are brought within everybody’s reach. It increases student engagement and retention and makes it possible to follow a complete Masters degree of study online no matter where you are or at what time.

“We decided to use Unified Streaming’s software for it’s Adaptive Bitrate Streaming support like MPEG- DASH, it’s ease of integration and their expert support.”, says Hendrik Klompmaker, CTO of Presentations 2Go.

Unified Streaming’s software provides advanced functionality to do on-the-fly packaging to all formats including MPEG DASH with or without DRM protection. Users of Presentations 2Go will benefit from USP’s adaptive bitrate streaming-technology. This means that video dynamically adapts to network conditions and video rendering performance. Therefore, viewers will experience no buffering or stuttering (when meeting the minimum bitrate/CPU requirements). And because it all happens on-the-fly, it eliminates massive storage needs and is therefore more cost efficient. Unified Streaming has proven itself to be a stable, scalable and high performing streaming solution

“Multi platform adaptive bitrate streaming sounds technical but it basically means you can offer your content to a larger audience. Now with the proliferation of devices and content protection, content delivery should be device agnostic. The integration of Unified Streaming software by Presentations 2GO is good example of how multi platform streaming can become an enabler for a successful and leading learning video and conference webcasting platform” says Simon Westbroek, VP of Sales at Unified Streaming.

Starting from September 2015 the University of Wageningen is using Presentations 2GO to offer two complete Master Programs online making it possible for students all over the world to join these programs. Using multi platform streaming technology for the delivery of online learning is just the start. Choosing Unified Streaming as a platform is an important step that will allow greater goals to be pursued in the future.

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