No Barriers to Self-Service Webcasting

Posted by Daniel Roche on Feb 22, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Enterprises have been reaping the benefits of webcasts for a long time. Combining high-quality video with webcast elements, including slides and interactive features such as Q&A and polling, is a compelling, effective way for companies to reach a wide, geographically dispersed audience. No longer constricted by cost and complexity, cloud-based, self-service video webcasting is gaining a foothold in enterprise communications strategies.


The Convey self-service webcasting platform is an agile communications tool that adjusts to varied devices, infrastructure, and networks. It doesn’t require any capital investment. Enterprises leverage their investments in existing infrastructure to deliver professional-caliber webcasts.

Convey automates video signal acquisition from a variety of sources, including video conferencing and telepresence units, webcams, and encoders.

Any Device, No-Hassle Connectivity

Users can access and view a video webcast created by Convey from any device they’re on – desktops, laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices. Users connect directly from the browser through a single URL. No downloads, apps, or plug-ins are required.

Convey supports HTML5, the latest standard that defines HTML. With many enterprise websites blocking the use of Flash-based plug-ins because of security vulnerabilities, HTML5 webcasts make use of HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and don’t require browser plug-ins such as Adobe Flash Player. Streams are delivered to browsers through the same secure ports and protocols used by SSL-protected websites.

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Topics: HTML5, convey, webacsting

Google Debuts Chrome Version 55

Posted by Joseph de Leon on Dec 12, 2016 12:48:28 PM

Google's latest version of Chrome is beginning to roll out to Chromebooks and Chrome OS devices. As we mentioned in an earlier post this year, Chrome version 55 will automatically default to HTML5.

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Topics: news, technology, HTML5, Flash, browser

The W3C Updates HTML5 to HTML 5.1

Posted by Joseph de Leon on Nov 22, 2016 11:40:59 AM

The W3C or World Wide Web consortium has released the official HTML 5.1 specification. This is the fifth major revision, and first minor revision to the core language of HTML, and will replace HTML5 as recommended by the W3C.

As of November 1st, HTML 5.1 is the official standard, and is an incremental upgrade dealing with minor items left out in the original version of HTML 5.

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Topics: technology, HTML5, HTML 5.1, update, W3C

Google Launches Chrome 54 for Windows, Mac and Linux

Posted by Joseph de Leon on Oct 19, 2016 12:07:22 PM

Last week Google launched Chrome 54 for operation systems, Windows, Mac and Linux. The release focuses on developers, however it includes improvements to how the browser handles YouTube embeds.

The latest version is available for update now, or you can download it directly from google.com/chrome.

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Topics: news, technology, HTML5, browser, youtube, Chrome 54

HTML5 Audio Equalizer for Chrome Browser

Posted by Joseph de Leon on Sep 27, 2016 10:20:19 AM

One of the coolest uses of HTML5 technology is a new application called Audio EQ, a simple audio equalizer for HTML5 players and sites that works on Google's Chrome browser. Audio EQ provides a classic preamp plus a ten-slide equalizer that will help tune your audio to your exact specifications.

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Topics: HTML5, Video, Audio, EQ

The Difference Between Flash and HTML5

Posted by Joseph de Leon on Aug 23, 2016 2:07:25 PM

Since we introduced our latest All-HTML5 webcasting player, we've been inundated about questions concerning the difference between Flash and HTML5 from our clients and partners.

Comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges. The HTML5 specification has been around for a few years, and has recently picked up steam since Google, Microsoft and Apple announced the blocking of Adobe Flash in their newest browsers by the end of the year.

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Topics: technology, HTML5, Flash, browsers

Chrome Browser will Default to HTML5 by the End of the Year

Posted by Joseph de Leon on Aug 10, 2016 11:25:06 AM

In May of this year, Google circulated an internal draft proposal to effectively block Flash from their Chrome browser and prioritize HTML5 by the end of the year. Today we've learned that the company will be going ahead with the plan to "demphasize" Flash, by disabling the plug-in through multiple versions of Chrome. 

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Topics: google, HTML5, Flash, browsers, chrome

Google Display Network & Digital Marketing to be 100% HTML5 Starting Thursday

Posted by Joseph de Leon on Jun 27, 2016 12:03:31 PM

Beginning this Thursday June 30th, Google will no longer be accepting Flash-based advertisements for Google Display Network and Double Click Digital Marketing. 

The announcement made earlier this year comes to no surprise, as all display ads in Flash format will cease to run on both Google Display Network and Double Click Digital Marketing beginning January 2nd 2017.

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Topics: HTML5, Flash

Apple says No to Plugins, Will Focus on HTML5 in Safari 10

Posted by Joseph de Leon on Jun 24, 2016 12:30:38 PM


The late Steve Jobs had a personal disdain for Adobe Flash. Specifically its security vulnerabilities and inherent issues to back door into personal computers, servers and data centers.

If Mr. Jobs were alive today he'd be happy to hear Apple's recent announcement to disable media plugins Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Sun-Oracle's Java and their very own Quicktime in the upcoming release of browser Safari 10.

The announcement was made last week at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. Safari 10 will debut alongside new MacOS, Sierra which is set to release later this fall.

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Topics: news, google, apple, HTML5, chrome

TalkPoint Webcasts Powered by HTML5

Posted by Joseph de Leon on Jun 22, 2016 12:32:55 PM

In a world where technology seems to change within a moments notice, it is difficult for companies to distinguish if a product offering is suitable for their business model, or if there is even a need at all.

As a technology company we are constantly looking for ways to improve on our product. Last week we completed migration of our award-winning Convey webcasting platform to an all HTML5 solution. 

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Topics: Conferencing, Webcast, google, apple, HTML5, Video, Audio, live streaming, TalkPoint

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