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Based on the event criteria provided, the services highlighted below are possible solutions that would accommodate your event.

VideoCast

Videocast allows you to broadcast "live" events by simply clicking on a web link. With this service you will enable target audience to watch your event stream "live" from a desktop computer or mobile device. The event is also made available for viewers to watch at their convenience as an on-demand video with the capability to pause, rewind and fast forward.     

Requirements:
- NIH Conferece Facilities
- Closed captioning

Lync/Jabber

Lync/Jabber allows you to administer small collaboration sessions with easy access to HD video and web conferencing capabilities as well as other unified collaboration tools such as sharing documents and images and live chat.     

Requirements:
- Lync/Jabber account/provisioning
- Computer headset/microphone
- Webcam

Lync/Jabber + UCCast

This solution is a blend of services that allow you to host virtual meetings enabling document, image, and video sharing online while broadcasting to a large audience and engaging viewers by enabling chat/IM via a Lync/Jabber desktop client.     

Requirements:
- Lync/Jabber account/provisioning
- Computer headset/microphone
- Webcam

WebEx

WebEx allows you to hold virtual meetings and share documents, images, and video online with colleagues or collaborators across the globe, without the high costs and scheduling difficulties of travel. You can also use WebEx to present on-demand training and quizzes.     

Requirements:
- WebEx account (for hosts)
- Desktop computer/Laptop
- Webcam

WebEx + UCCast

This hybrid solution allows you to broadcast an event with the ability to share documents, images and video to a large audience via an internet browser permitting your targeted audience to engage with presenters via Q & A or Chat.     

Requirements:
- WebEx account (for hosts)
- Desktop computer/Laptop
- Webcam

Video Conferencing

Video Teleconferencing (VTC) allows people to attend meetings held in another location by sending a real-time TV-style signal between two or more rooms. This connection can be used for speech, computer presentations such as PowerPoint, and video sources.     

Requirements:
- Standard based VTC endpoint
- Room with video endpoint(s)
- Room computer/Laptop

Video Conferencing + UCCast

This alternative solution allows the host to send real-time TV style signal to another conference room as well as a broadcast signal accessible via an internet browser which will also allow for closed captioning.     

Requirements:
- Standard based VTC endpoint
- Room with video endpoint(s)
- Room computer/Laptop

Compare Services

VideoCast VTC VTC+UCCast WebEx WebEx+UCCast Lync/Jabber Lync/Jabber+UCCast
Remote Presenter(s)   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interactive Collaboration       Yes Yes Yes Yes
Viewer Size 25+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Meeting Recording Yes   Yes Yes Yes   Yes
Highest Video Quality Yes Yes Yes        
NIH Conference Faclity Yes   Yes Yes Yes    
Video Teleconference   Yes Yes        
Live Online Broadcast Yes Yes Yes Yes
IM/Presence           Yes Yes
508 Compliance/CC Yes   Yes Yes Yes   Yes

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