May 22, 2020
-- RUSHWORKS Integrated Production and Streaming Solutions Enable Easy 'Shelter-in-Place'
ComplianceMunicipalities maximize existing systems for optimized remote capabilities via RUSHWORKS' easily adaptable technologies
Flower Mound, TX - May 18, 2020 – RUSHWORKS, provider of cool technology for production, playback and streaming since 2001, provides remote production systems and streaming solutions to customers ranging from government agencies, television broadcasters and houses of worship. During the era of social distancing and remote communications brought on by the pandemic the Company has responded to numerous organizations' requests to maximize their systems and boost remote capabilities with its easily adaptable technologies.
Rush Beesley, company president, commented, "Creating and disseminating audio/video content for broadcast, cable and streaming to thousands of viewers worldwide has been increasing exponentially. 'Shelter-in-place'
restrictions may relax, but remote production and streaming is here to stay. What had been a growing trend has catapulted to the forefront of technology as producers scramble to test their skills, expand their creativity and adopt streaming and remote communications platforms."
RUSHWORKS' core technologies, which include the VDESK and REMO Integrated PTZ Production Systems, A-LIST BROADCAST and A-LIST Streamster scheduling and playout systems, have been called into service during the current health crisis and quarantine, to provide the robust production and information management infrastructure demanded today. The Company has also developed a response to accommodate 'hybrid' meetings attended by a combination of on-site and remote participants.
With help from the Company's system design and installation team, The City of South Miami incurred minimal costs to make fully remote meetings and mixed remote/on-site meetings possible. The team used its remote management capabilities to configure a new aux mix on a Dante mixer enabling NDI out of RUSHWORKS' VDESK to Zoom meeting software, fully integrating the meetings without requiring any staff or city employees to be in City Hall. RUSHWORKS even integrated incoming phone calls into the mix using SIP enabled Dante processors. Since all infrastructure existed, it followed the normal signal path out-to-air; meetings are captioned, recorded for rebroadcast, fed to multiple cable systems, and streamed to the city's website.
Added Beesley, "RUSHWORKS Integrated Production Systems include streaming and NDI support and a simple path for conducting the interactive remote sessions in-demand now, where no one is present at these facilities. Using Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams and other 'conferencing' software packages, up to 100 participants can interact with video and voice, all displayed in 'head and shoulders' video panels in a Multiview screen presentation."
Features include advanced scheduling or ad hoc
sessions. Tools include: muting any or all participants' audio, and recording the entire session in both audio and video files for sharing and/or archiving.