The easy-to-use, self managed Vidego application helped the team stay connected and share and preserve the experience
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2008
Multicast, the Leading Internet Video Platform, today announced that the company has been a integral partner of the successful Mount Everest 2008 Expedition by providing the video technology that has become a key component of the internationally recognized climb of the highest mountain in the world, summiting at 29,035 feet above sea level.
The Mount Everest 2008 Expedition climbers have recently completed their adventure where they joined the rare few who have survived the tumultuous climb of a lifetime. Multicast Vidego self-service technology became a proud member of the team by providing the easy-to-use technology which has become instrumental in keeping morale high by facilitating connectivity to family and friends, and it also provided an incredible educational outlet that enables thousands of people to share and learn from the experience now and in the future.
Multicast has been an official partner of Mount Everest 2008 Expedition since earlier this year when it was approached by one of the key participants in the expedition, Jim Curtin. Curtin asked Multicast to partner with the climbers in their effort to support international education, while assisting the team members reach the outside world with video technology. Along with Multicast's Vidego technology, the team ascended Mount Everest with a high definition video camera, a satellite phone, a PDA, a BGAN data transmission unit, and a laptop computer -- which allowed them to communicate with the outside world and make postings to the website while they were climbing. The team also communicated with students at dozens of schools while on the climb, providing a once-in-lifetime educational experience. "The easy-to-use, self managed Vidego application helped the team stay connected and share and preserve the experience," says Curtin.
Curtin said that by reaching the summit of Everest, he is the third person from Georgia to do so, and the first one ever to use streaming video technology from the leading Internet Video Platform. Through its support for international sporting events such as the Mount Everest 2008 Expedition, Multicast aims to promote international knowledge exchange and facilitate greater worldwide acceptance of outdoor and recreational video use.
More in the video expedition and related video can be viewed at: http://www.mounteverest2008.com
About Multicast Media Technologies, Inc.:
Multicast Media Technologies is an expert in the delivery of live and on-demand video content over the Internet. Multicast offers a comprehensive publishing system designed to manage, monetize and measure targeted Internet TV channels and streaming video libraries. Leveraging battle-tested applications, tools and strategies developed over the last decade, Multicast enables leading brands and content owners to realize the full potential of their media assets. Delivering over 4,00 live Internet broadcasts each month and servicing more than 1,000 customers around the world, Multicast has uniquely defined itself as an industry leader in the management and delivery of online video. Founded in 2000, Multicast is privately-held and headquartered in Atlanta. For more information, please visit http://www.multicastmedia.com.