I wrote about ComVu's
PocketCaster in the past already because I was and still I'm really
impressed by PocketCaster for Windows Mobile based devices and recently I had
the pleasure to watch a live preview of ComVu's new Mobile Video Studio at the
exclusive Mobius 2006 events held in Boston, Massachusetts and Phuket, Thailand.
Mobile Video Studio provides organizations with an end-to-end broadcast control
solution. The breakthrough online service allows users to simultaneously
monitor, manage and map multiple live streams.
ComVu's presentation demonstrated how multiple PocketCaster equipped Windows
Mobile 5.0 devices could transmit their live video feed to the Mobile Video
Studio, where incoming videos can all be simultaneously monitored. Any stream
can dynamically be selected as the 'master broadcast' stream allowing for
large-scale viewing on a website, blog, or mobile phone. The master video can
also be used as a live video source to feed a traditional television broadcast.
All live streams are concurrently archived server-side by ComVu media servers
and any archive may also be mixed within the master broadcast. Comprehensive
meta data control, GPS indexing, multi-faceted search, one button viewer
notification, security and RSS integration are all provided within the service
"The age of the citizen reporter is here, and lugging heavy camera
equipment is no longer a requirement for broadcasting 'up-to-the-minute'
breaking news, instead people can simply use pocket-sized Windows Mobile
devices to transmit with ComVu PocketCaster to the Mobile Video Studio,"
said William Mutual, CEO of ComVu Media. "With the forthcoming improvements
in optics and imminent availability of 4G wireless networks, mobile video
broadcasting is about to explode onto the scene. ComVu's end-to-end
solutions will continue to lead the way in being at the forefront of this
live video revolution."
By simply establishing a live broadcast with PocketCaster, users can connect to
a designated TV station, web community or corporate website and deliver content
directly, including the reporter's commentary on the event. For organizations
most interested in tracking the location of field workers, automatic geo-tagged
videos playback in one window beside a live satellite map showing the real-time
movement of the broadcaster. The Company expects that additional features such
as flexibility in network delivery, integration with corporate websites, and
video play lists (ads) will provide vast opportunities in implementing ComVu's
solutions by mobile operators, content providers, broadcasters and vertical
"Mobile video has landed on the scene with great response from mobile
operators and users and we're excited to see an innovative company like
ComVu take this concept one step further with practical video management
tools," said John Dietz, group product manager, Microsoft Corporation. "With
PocketCaster and Mobile Video Studio, ComVu is demonstrating the power and
innovation of personal video broadcasting that's available today for anyone
with a Windows Mobile 5.0 powered device."
ComVu sits at the forefront of converging developments in wireless and
entertainment, where mobile phones are gaining high-end cameras and powerful
processors, and where everyday people are creating and sharing their own
Cheers ~ Arne