Swagit Productions, LLC Provides Hands-Free Videos Streaming® Services for the Residents of New Bern, North Carolina
Dallas, Texas (November 28, 2017) Swagit Productions is pleased to announce that the City of New Bern is streaming their indexed public meetings, live and on-demand, to over 15,000 households in New Bern, Bridgeton, and Trent Woods, North Carolina.
Residents and interested parties are able to view the City of New Bern’s meetings as they happen and on-demand via all platforms capable of video playback — including desktop computers, laptops, smart phones and tablets. An indexed agenda accompanies the videos, making it easy for viewers to jump to topics or agenda items that are most relevant to them.
“We implemented Swagit’s services earlier this year and we’re very pleased with our decision.” said Colleen Roberts, New Bern Public Information Officer and Brand Manager. “What citizens like most about the new City 3 TV is that our governmental meetings are fully indexed by agenda item. No more having to watch the rebroadcast of an entire meeting just to get to a specific agenda item.” “Now you just click on the agenda item and the video jumps to that bookmark. And the meeting videos are archived and available online within hours of the sound of the gavel.” Roberts continued, “Swagit’s EASE™ encoder appliance has helped us improve citizen engagement and increase efficiency within our public, education, and government channel.”
“With Swagit’s EASE™ and Cosmos™ hands-free video streaming and broadcast solutions New Bern has made it easier for residents to be informed and engaged with The City,” said Natascha Ross, Account Manager. “New Bern has dramatically increased their public meeting work flow thus allowing them to focus on the needs of their community.”
The City of New Bern is known as the “Community of Firsts” and their progressive vision and forward-thinking attitude continues to be represented by being a leader in both innovation and transparency. New Bern’s public, education and governmental channel, City 3 TV, is streaming meetings live and on-demand – Board of Aldermen, Planning & Zoning, Historic Preservation Commission, Board of Adjustment and Local Events & Information – to benefit their residents.
About Swagit Productions, LLC
Swagit Productions, LLC, based in Dallas, TX, provides hands-free video streaming® and broadcast solutions to local, state and federal government agencies. Swagit pioneered the Cosmos™ Broadcast System – a complete package of PTZ (Pan, Tilt and Zoom) cameras and professional video-switching equipment that enables any client to fully outsource the production, operation and distribution of HD multi-camera broadcasts for public meetings. Swagit’s progressive online, mobile and social platform solutions include the Extensible Automated Streaming Engine (EASE™): a hands-free webcasting® system for public meeting indexing, agenda integration, archiving, on-demand playback, closed captioning and the innovative sound search™. Swagit’s focus is on emerging technology and relevant avenues of distribution – for example, Swagit’s PEG (Public, Education and Government Access) portal and app featuring HD viewing, social media integration and on-trend resident engagement. To request a personalized demo, visit www.swagit.com.