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INTRANET Webcasting?

By frankl27 ·
Hello Everyone!

I'm trying to find software that will allow me to do training. I have approximately 12 people I'd want to be able to do this at a time.

I've seen webcasting software that would allow me to display a Powerpoint Presentation while doing a audio/video demonstration while allowing the users to 'chat' back with me without needing a webcam or microphone (via keyboard).

I've seen Yahoo use this software as well as many of my suppliers and I want to be able to do the same thing with this criteria:

1) ONLY INTRANET!! I don't want my users to have to access the internet to view this training. I want the whole thing in-house.
2) NOT OPTIONAL: DOESN'T REQUIRE MS EXCHANGE!! I don't use it and don't want to!
3) CHAT'able via keyboard.
4) Video/audio/Powerpoint presentation is viewable by everyone.
5) Optional: Inexpensive ($5K or less would be great).
6) I want to be able buy the software and setup everything myself whenever I need to. I've seen all the webcast stuff that requires timeframes and setups and confusion...

I realize that this is a large set of criteria, but I need this software if it exists!

Thanks everyone!!!
(PS: If you're in sales and want to contact me, please email me: frankl_28 @ yahoo.com with all your information and I'll call you!!)

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by rapidad In reply to INTRANET Webcasting?

look at this and tell us if it fits your needs, then we can help find the pieces for less(maybe)

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By the way, you didn't mention:
1. The server OS and workstation os's.
2. Do you know if you would have bandwidth restrictions?
3. Are the clients going to use pc monitors or are you thinking of conference room projection??
4. Or conference room projection with client laptop (salesman environment) to communicate?
5. Can you live with software on client computers
6. Or does your staff require "pushed" content?

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by rapidad In reply to INTRANET Webcasting?

Look up these people and send them a note
1. DKlippert 333403 TechPoints

2. maxwell edison 332594 TechPoints

3. soulrider 231238 TechPoints

4. Anna777 210824 TechPoints

5. Joseph Moore 202423 TechPoints

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by frankl27 In reply to INTRANET Webcasting?

Rapidad, I'm glad you asked! (I'm so wrapped up in this project I forgot that no one else can read my mind!)

:)

1) Server OS: Win2k Server
Workstation OS: Win98 and Win2kPro
(willing to upgrade all to Win2kPro if necessary!)
2) Bandwidth restrictions: no less than 128kb.
I can clarify that more if necessary.
3) PC Monitors typically (see answer 4).
4) In the case of boardroom presentations, we'll hook our
NEC projector directly to my laptop.
5) Softwareinstallation is okay with me!!
6) Pushed content isn't required. I'll be happy with
whatever it takes to do this (but not EXCHANGE)!

I want to be able to host this presentation from a client machine through a server. I.E.: The presidentwill be changing the slides on his computer while his voice/image will be broadcast from his webcam/microphone. Everyone else will see him talking and watch his presentation, but will only be able to communicate via a 'chatroom' style interface (and he may decide later to use voice conferencing, but we're trying to eliminate the long-distance charges for 90% of the meetings if possible.

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by frankl27 In reply to INTRANET Webcasting?

Rapidad,

I looked at the site you mentioned, but it looks like an INTERnet-based as opposed to an INTRAnet-based solution. Unfortunately, one of the most important criteria is that we run everything from the inside for OTS regulated security reasons.

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by rapidad In reply to INTRANET Webcasting?

You are very correct in your assesment of the software, thats why I said if it looks like what you need we could try to find the pieces that will work INTRANET. Here are a few of the things that I do to achieve intrnet teaching (yes thats part of myjob)
1. One option is to give out cd's with what we like to call "classroom tools". these can contain among other things the power points and or other presentations.
2.we use VNC (free off the net) to allow INTRANET connection so as an instructor i can lead a power point presentation over a conference line and watch my students proceed on client boxes that are images of their remote boxes.
3.this also allows me to stop the class and correct someones box if they fall behind or get out of step.
4. prereleasing the CD's will allow the good students to do a quick read so the info is not unfamilliar.
5. Did you know you can set up a personal web page (intranet) with w2k pro? From here it is no big deal to have people login to view the ppt amd take a test. (here we are still trying to perfect an active
6. As to messaging, the cheapest way there, is to use an i.m.. Does your corp currently use one? ICQ? AOLIM? YAHOO/etc??? if not now may be a good time to bite the bullet.
7. Rememberanyone can go out and buy this software (with a big enough wallet), only real IT's are willing to use tools as they find them and adapt to the specific need.
8. are you thinking of net-to-phone type of conference to save money??
9. Given that, we have the following
a. VNC Let me know if you need a copy( this is also free on redhat 7.3 and very fast)
b. IM's ???
c. Let me look around for messaging options
d. Ask Alpha-male/DR_THE_CORPORATE_GROUP/Maxwell/ANNA777/etc these people are really sharp and probably have better answers, than me........

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