Las Vegas – NV
Smart City and iStreamPlanet’s webcast at 2005 NAB convention
honored by Trade Show Executive Magazine’s Innovation Awards
The Smart City and iStreamPlanet webcast of the keynote speech during the 2005 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas was recently honored with an Innovation Award from Trade Show Executive Magazine.
“The Innovation Awards recognize companies that have made technological advancements in the exposition industry,” explained Paul Ashley, president of Smart City. “I’m proud that Smart City and iStreamPlanet, along with the people from NAB, have been honored for their efforts in providing superior service and technology.”
Smart City provided the Internet connectivity at the Las Vegas Convention Center so content was properly acquired and distributed. Meanwhile, iStreamPlanet was responsible for Web site management and hosting, e-commerce, media digitalization, security and delivery. Using Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) 10, iStreamPlanet helped by securing the webcast against illegal copying and redistribution.
“This marked the first time that anyone unable to attend a convention could log in to a custom Web site and watch a live secured video feed,” said Ashley. “We had nearly 600 viewers during the live broadcast. We continue to learn from this experience and find ways in to improve the quality and service of webcasting.”
About Smart City
Founded in 1984, Smart City is the nation’s largest provider of event technology in the convention industry. With corporate offices based in Las Vegas, Smart City is able to provide clients with design, installation and maintenance of data, voice, electrical and utility platforms, coupled with unparalleled voice and data network engineering, security and monitoring across the United States. Smart City also provides services to more than a dozen convention centers in California, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.smartcity.com.
Founded in 2000, iStreamPlanet provides media digital rights management, webcasting and videoconferencing solutions. iStreamPlanet’s solutions help organizations accelerate revenues, decrease costs, secure their media assets and increase productivity.