Skokie, IL (PRWEB) September 14, 2006
Rauland-Borg, the leader in communications and media management solutions for K-12 schools, has announced the introduction of a live encoding option to complement the company’s Telecenter Curriculum and Presentation System (CPS).
The Live Encoding functionality allows schools to convert video from any traditional source (video camera, DVD player, VHS player) into a digital format and stream it over a school’s Local Area Network (LAN) or a district’s Wide Area Network (WAN). Digital video can then be played back to classroom computers or projectors where the user has complete playback control (stop, play, chapter, etc.) of the video.
By leveraging a district’s data network, Telecenter CPS with Live Encoding allows video instruction to originate from, and stream to, any point within the district without the need for a video distribution system. According to Myles Cochran, Director of Marketing for Telecenter CPS, “The system multiplies the educational opportunities a district offers - whether distance learning, virtual field trips, streaming on-demand educational videos or cable programming. It is suited for both classroom instruction and individual student study.”
The system also offers applications for improving school communication by providing access to school news, announcements and general information. Professional development, according to Cochran, is another important benefit. “Programs originating from the district offices can be transmitted to teachers wherever they are. And pre-recorded content is available when and where a teacher needs it.”
The Telecenter CPS system, introduced in 2004, is a single portal to a wide range of media content and types, including VHS tapes, DVDs, Laser Discs, PowerPoint presentations, cable and satellite television, live camera feeds and streaming digital video. Content is scheduled and played back to a classroom TV over the schools RF network or streamed over the school’s Local Area network to classroom workstations.
The Telecenter CPS Live Encoder is a multimedia server supplying MPEG4 compressed video streams over TCP/IP network via standard RTP/RTSP streaming protocols. It is available as part of the Telecenter CPS system.
About Rauland-Borg Corporation
Rauland-Borg has been a leader in school communications systems since the 1930s and in multimedia systems for K-12 facilities for more than 15 years. Today, Rauland-Borg continues to deliver the state-of-the-art communications technology to school systems around the country. For more information on Rauland’s full line of media management systems, visit http://www.rauland.com or call 800-752-7725.