No impact on your viewers!
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 viewers, 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 and chat with the option for slides and votes. Exchanges in the virtual meeting room take place in real time (less than 1/2 second).
- The webcast (viewers): It would be impossible to ensure that the content reaches each viewer within one second of being delivered by the speakers due to the large number (up to 100,000) of viewers 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 viewers, if the speaker says "top" when moving to the next slide, the slide will only be displayed on the viewers' screen when they hear "top" in their headphones.
- Example: If a speaker plays slide 3 at 12:53:02. A viewer watching the webcast with a 12 second delay will only see slide 3 at 12:53:14.
- Viewer interaction: Viewer questions and votes are sent to the speaker in real time.