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Speakers' speeches remain synchronized with slides and votes.
But why the delay?
icastGo is a webcasting platform that allows speakers to meet in a virtual meeting room. The platform consists of both a meeting solution and a webcasting solution.
There are two groups of users:
- The speakers, who present the content and exchange among themselves
- The participants, who attend the conference, ask questions and vote
- The meeting (speakers): like all virtual meeting solutions, it allows about ten people to exchange and present, in audio, video, chat, slides and votes. Exchanges take place in real time (less than 1/2 second) as in a meeting room.
- The webcast (participants): It would be impossible to ensure that the content reaches each participant within one second of being delivered by the speakers due to the large number (up to 100,000) of participants that can connect to the webcast simultaneously. In order to allow the content to be broadcast widely, we use a process that induces a delay of 10 to 15 seconds.
- Synchronization: All the components of the content produced in real time by the speakers, are synchronized by the second with the audio/video stream. Thus, for the participants, if the speaker says "top" when moving to the next slide, then this slide will only be displayed on the participant's screen when he hears "top" in his headphones.
- Example: If a speaker plays slide 3 at 12:53:02. A participant viewing the webcast with a 12 second delay will only see slide 3 at 12:53:14.
- Participant interaction: Participant questions and votes are sent to the speaker in real time.