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Smart City Networks and Origin Digital to offer video solutions

Smart City Networks and Origin Digital, an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) company, are collaborating to launch a turn-key solution for streaming video and webcasting services at convention centers across the country.


Video streaming and webcasting have become integral tools for the event industry as more tradeshows and conventions use video to broaden the reach of the event experience. As a result, Smart City Networks and Origin Digital have formed a strategic relationship to offer video streaming packages for convention center events nationwide. The jointly provided services are available today.

“Events are using video experiences to supplement a show’s live presentations and demos, but to work seamlessly, the technology needs to be in place to accommodate the additional demand that streaming video places on a network,” said Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks. “We’re committed to enhancing the event experience through video. Collaborating with Origin Digital will ensure that high-quality video services are successfully provided at events.”

Smart City Networks will provide the Internet connectivity and increased bandwidth necessary for Origin Digital’s high-speed video streaming and webcasting services at all of its contracted convention centers.

Origin Digital’s service offerings include:

  • Live and on-demand video streaming and webcasting.
  • An embeddable flash player with dynamic bit rate to deliver an optimal viewing experience.
  • Real-time display of presentation slides and video that can be integrated with exhibitor or event websites.
  • Streaming portal with social media integration with Twitter and Facebook to enable real-time chat.
  • Customizable web pages to access the video that can include sponsor and event branding.

“Working with Smart City, we now have the capacity and capability to supply live and on-demand premium service offerings to clients at more than 45 convention venues nationwide,” said Darcy Lorincz, CEO, Origin Digital. “With Smart City’s network and Origin Digital’s breadth of experience in live events and our industry leading SAAS platform, Odaptor, we have the chance to make a difference for both conventions and exhibitors looking to extend the lifespan and reach of their show and content.”

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