NewTek unveils CaptureCast micro-broadcasting service

CaptureCast, a multi-input, multi-room recording and live streaming technology to drive active participation, engagement, and experience for remote and hybrid learning, is the latest addition to the NewTek portfolio.

The IP-based lecture capture and micro-broadcasting service connects any room on campus or any meeting room in the business to anywhere in the world – thanks to NDI video-over-IP technology. Described as easy to implement and fully autonomous, CaptureCast doesn’t require a dedicated operator.

“Video is embedded in every area of society and in today’s world anyone can get on camera and connect to an audience. Micro-broadcasting has become a must have in education to meet the growing need of servicing distance learners, and outfitting rooms for flex/hybrid instructions to deliver an enhanced experience for remote students,” said William Waters, head of product management, NewTek.

CaptureCast is the first solution on the market to harness the power of NDI by connecting camera apps on mobile, software screen capture and thousands of compatible devices like PTZ cameras. Using NDI, CaptureCast also incorporates direct connection with video communication applications including Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

The solution allows remote learners to access content in real-time and rewatch and review on-demand. The automation inside CaptureCast records any live devices such as cameras, mics, tablets, document cameras, and nearly any digital teaching device offering HD video out, enabling remote learners to interact with video content more dynamically.

Furthermore, CaptureCast takes any live capture and instantaneously replicates it across education and streaming platforms to empower remote learners to switch between viewpoints, cameras, or screens to personalise their learning experience and interact with content as if they were in the room – live or on-demand.

Every session is also enriched with metadata; tagging keywords, pulling data from slide decks, and spoken word which is made available to learners to better access the content and jump straight to what they are looking for.

CaptureCast automates the entire record-stream-enrichment process. It moves between different set-ups for any given class, to a pre-programmed schedule or timetable, and intelligently maps the captured content to common learning or content management systems – all without any input from teaching or IT staff.

“Quality, easy to use video tools are a necessity for educational institutions to engage the needs of all students, whether in the classroom or at home. Expanding our solutions into this market is incredibly exciting and a testament to the success and growth of NewTek over the past few years, due, in no small part to its strong channel partner program. The introduction of CaptureCast provides opportunities for our existing partners, as well as new partners across the education ecosystem,” said Barbara Spicek, president and GM, NewTek.


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