Sara Mason

Give Your IT Specialists a Break: Stream Video the Easy Way
By Sara Mason

In any organization, IT professionals make up an extremely important department, managing a number of vital processes. With that importance comes a swelling of duties that, while valued by all, are not totally understood by many. The journey of an IT professional can be uniquely frustrating; it’s an ultimately rewarding position, offering numerous opportunities, but with many other links in the organizational chain coming from backgrounds that may not be technical, determining proper technological needs can often be an uphill battle.

Video has always been a powerful mode of communication and promotion across all organizations, but now that it has become more popular and easily integrated into existing communication workflows, many have made a real push to shift their efforts to the world of live and video-on-demand streaming over the internet. Upkeep and management of streaming content often falls under the responsibilities of the IT Department, adding to an already long list of daily tasks. With this in mind, LEIGHTRONIX has made sure to develop a streaming solution that not only offers superior streaming video, but adds little to an administrator’s plate, giving more time to focus on other technical issues.

IT Professionals Work Hard Enough Already

VieBit®, a comprehensive live and video-on-demand streaming solution from LEIGHTRONIX, requires little management for maximum effect. We built our reputation on developing professional-grade broadcasting equipment engineered to run 24/7 without regular human intervention. VieBit has been designed with the same feature in mind. With an easy-to-use admin interface and customization options, live and video-on-demand streaming can be done with very little interaction. The included custom URL and homepage can be set up in minutes and quickly modified to fit your organization’s brand. Users with the proper permissions can access embed codes to feature video content on additional websites affiliated with your organization as well. All of this is done with an accessible browser-based management page.

Depending on the size of the organization, there may only be one or two individuals managing video workflows, greatly limiting training possibilities. VieBit is designed with the user in mind, keeping items easily accessible and friendly to even those with limited technical experience. With that said, should questions arise, VieBit falls under our renowned technical support. Give us a call and talk to a real human at no extra cost for the life of the product. While other streaming solutions may require additional service plans, significantly upping the price of their products and services, VieBit doesn’t have any fees beyond standard streaming bandwidth for live content and storage hours for video-on-demand files. VieBit’s low upkeep costs make it easier to persuade purchasing departments of its superior service over lesser solutions.

VieBit Live and VOD Streaming Service

One of the best features of a streaming service is the ability to free up network resources by uploading video content off-site. As anyone who deals with networking knows, hosting a lot of data on your own can be a huge headache. Besides wrestling with servers and potential downtime, there’s also the issue of sufficient bandwidth, which a lot of organizations are lacking in. Though IT professionals likely know better, there is an unfortunate misconception that either live or video-on-demand streaming can be done directly off of one’s network. Unfortunately, those resources are much more limited than some may think­. Check out this article from John Gonzalez about bandwidth for more information. Side note: Are you an IT professional being pressured into a self-hosted video solution? Consider passing that article around. It’ll help.

Whether you’re an IT professional looking into a quality streaming service, or another member of an organization heeding the call of streaming video, choose the solution that’s not going to beat up whoever is actually managing it. Give VieBit a test drive; check out our demo site here. Want to go deeper? Give us a call at (800) 243-5589 and schedule a demo with one of our solution specialists.

Sara, a vital member of the LEIGHTRONIX sales team for over 13 years, manages the inside sales team and works on key accounts. She has also provided the invaluable service of regular webinars, teaching both customers and dealers how to best utilize LEIGHTRONIX products and services.

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