Extend Your Web Conferences with the ReadyTalk Media Player

Web conferencing services have expanded their uses beyond simple collaboration. Many organizations are spending a great deal of money on conducting educational webinars, training videos and sales demonstrations. These conferences are often of high production value and with a hired speaker. It only makes sense to record this conference and re-purpose it for later.

If you are going to put all that money into creating a webinar, you should also think about how you are going to distribute the content and archive it after it is made. The demand for tools that allow you to easily record, publish and distribute conferencing recordings is increasing, as organizations do more produced webinars.

We have always led the industry in content distribution and recording. With our integrated audio and web platform for one-click recording and our industry first podcast ability and hosted RSS feed. We have supplied these things to our customers at no extra charge.

With Conference Center 4, we have re-done the ReadyTalk Media Player and have added several nice new features that add to the production value of your conference recordings.

Check out this short video of the ReadyTalk Media Player.

 


 

 


A few highlights are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. We have re-skinned the player and gave it an up-to-date look with embedded controls, a new thumbnail view and thumbnail previews. It also scales to fit in your browser to avoid scroll bars and clipping
  2. You are now also able to embed your recordings into your website or social media site of your choice. This meets your audiences viewing expectations (think YouTube) and also allows viewers to stay on your site while they watch your content. No more annoying pop-ups to watch recordings

 

 

 

Conference Center 4

We released Conference Center 4 today which provides some very nice enhancements to our already fully featured conference management interface. For those new to ReadyTalk or not familiar, the Conference Center is where customers go to schedule meetings, create invitation and registration pages, generate reports, track campaigns, manage recording, distribute recordings and launch their audio and web conferences. It is the hub of everything they do.

For a complete list of all of the enhancements,visit our Conference Center 4 page or you can watch this short video.

 


 

I wanted to highlight some of the more important features of the release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. First and Last name were separated on registration reports. This was important for importing information into your CRM.
  2. You can now upload confirmed attendees. Now you can use the 3rd party registration program of your choice and then upload a list of confirmed attendees. This allows you to take advantage of the Conference Center's advanced email capabilities.
  3. The ReadyTalk Media Player got a lot of love. I will cover most of this in another post but briefly the player got a facelift which involved new embedded controls, new slide view and thumbnail view as well as it being scalable and embeddable
  4. We also added Broadcast Audio to our Event packages. Our Broadcast Audio is streaming audio that allows the participant to listen to your conference on their computer. It has been optimized for large events and delivers high quality audio


You can check out all of these new features by taking one of our demos.