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23/05/2006

New IPTV channel brings global research community together

Datmedia has partnered with The Institution of Engineering and Technology ET.tv, a
new IPTV research channel, using datpresenter software - the very latest in streaming media technology.
IET.tv allows universities from across the UK to create live and on demand video presentations of research that can be distributed to a global audience over the internet. Universities broadcast using just a laptop and webcam, while synchronising with PowerPoint slides, flash or video footage. Over 150,000 IET members will be able to keep up with the latest engineering and technology advancements as they happen.
Lectures, seminars and conferences are streamed and automatically archived to allow for instant ‘on demand’ access to content. Viewers can watch and interact with the speaker using live Q & A.
Dr Lee Gillam, of the Department of Computing at University of Surrey, said: “While we are becoming used to receiving digital content, such as pod-casts, from mainstream broadcasters, IET.tv offers the opportunity for research groups within Universities to become content producers. This has significant potential for extending the dissemination and potential impact of research activities. Distances and time-zones are general difficulties in international collaboration; IET.tv can bring researchers just that bit closer together.”
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