Network-on-demand technology, specifically on the TV, on-demand Internet video technology. Through this technology, the traditional TV set connected to the Internet, the Internet, the latest in appliance technology applications. Its origins can be traced back to Microsoft's Venus Project, but due to high cost, can not enter the actual size of the promotion. In 2009, technology represented by UPTEK team effort, dramatically reducing the cost of technology for network-on-demand technology into the home, into the living room as possible.
AWWA Webcast Program – FAQ Sheet What is a webcast? o A webcast is a type of educational program that delivers audio streaming in real-time over the Internet combined with synchronized Powerpoint presentation capabilities. AWWA webcasts typically last 90 minutes in duration. What are the system requirements to view a webcast? o PC with a Broadband Internet connection o Current web browser o Sound Card o Speakers o Real Player, version 10.0 or higher or Windows Media Player, version 9.0 or higher I have purchased an AWWA webcast group license registration. Does this mean that I can tell everyone at my site/location how to access the webcast so they can watch from their PC’s? o No. The webcast site license agreement allows a site to view the webcast through just one Internet connection. If there are several employees that want to watch at their own personal computer, each individual will have to purchase a single license registration. I purchased a bundled package. Can other site locations view webcasts with this package? o No. Each site must purchase a bundled package to view the webcasts through one Internet connection. How can I avoid having technical problems on the day of the webcast? o Involve someone from your Information Technology (IT) Department to help decide if your computer software and hardware can technically accommodate a webcast. o If the webcast location is within an organization, distribute an e-mail communication in advance and ask employees to avoid heavy Internet use over the 90 minute time period of the webcast. On the day of the webcast, the slides would not keep up with the audio or the sound faded in and out. What happened? o More than likely, there was heavy Internet usage occurring at your location, which impacted the webcast program. In today’s business world, more and more training programs are delivered over the Internet. The Internet can be slower than usual if there is heavy usage. Meeting the system requirements above is just the first step in ensuring a webcast will be successful at your location. The two most important items to consider are the Internet connection bandwidth and the demand on that bandwidth. Bandwidth refers to the amount of data that can be pushed over the line, i.e., the size of the pipe. If there is a larger amount of 1 AWWA Webcast Program – FAQ Sheet usage, there is congestion just like a traffic jam. It is important to be aware of other drains on the Internet system. Variables that could impact the webcast include: Windows media player issues, firewall issues, configuration of your IT environment, and anti-virus software. Can I view the webcast from home? o Yes, but you must be sure that you have a high speed Internet connection. What happens if I have paid for a webcast license and am unable to see the webcast due to technical difficulties? o Everyone who pays for a webcast license is entitled to a complimentary archive license. You will have thirty days from the date of the live broadcast to view the archived program an additional time. Will I receive Education Credits for watching this program? o Not all states will award CEUs/PDHs for webcasts because webcasts are considered “distance learning” (as opposed to “classroom learning/face- to-face instruction” at conferences, seminars, etc.) and attendance cannot be verified by the education program provider. It is the individual’s responsibility to apply to the state for CEU/PDH approval. AWWA encourages you to read the information on the approval process located on our website at: o http://www.awwa.org/Conferences/content.cfm?ItemNumber=56590 o Select the link “Webcast” link. 2
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