WGI Adds AJAX to Webcast Control Center

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Webcast Group has enhanced the interactivity of their web based Webcast Control Center application using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML).

Webcast Group has enhanced the interactivity of their web based Webcast Control Center application. The new features were programmed in AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). The new version of the Webcast Control Center application has several AJAX based capabilities including Who’s Watching, Comline chat and audience Q&A notification.

AJAX is quickly becoming a popular way to add enhanced interactivity to web based applications. Leading web based providers such as Microsoft, Yahoo and Google heavily use AJAX to deliver unique interactivity in their web based applications.

The Webcast Control Center is a web application that controls the production of live interactive webcasts. Presenters, moderators and production staff use this web application to control slide shows, moderate audience Q&A, create registration pages and communicate with each other during a live event.

The “Who’s Watching feature shows in real time every webcast viewer and the status of their viewing experience. A single click on any viewer shows the complete registration data for that viewer. “This new feature moves us ahead of the tradition stream log reporting to a level that lets our clients know exactly who is watching their webcast at any given time,” states Ray Harris, company President.

The Comline chat is a back channel chat room used exclusively for production staff, moderators and speakers. This chat room gives the people involved in the production a simple way to communicate without the audience seeing, or hearing the communication. Prior to the re programming in AJAX, the Comline chat was a commercial chat solution that was Java based. “The old Comline chat service was not compatible with Macs and had issues with certain firewalls. The new Comline chat works in any browser, on any operating system and goes through any firewall,” states Ray Harris.

“We are very excited about these new features,” states Mr. Harris. “We will be releasing a steady stream of new interactive features and capabilities that will grow on the base we have created.”

Webcast Group is a leading National provider of interactive webcast solutions. Their Webcast Control Center is a web based application that includes patent pending technology that provides a unique webcast experience that focuses on delivery extremely high quality and high reliability viewer experiences. WGI sells their services on an event basis and in subscription format.

Webcast Group Contact:

Ray Harris

Business Development and Marketing

440-673-7777 x202



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