Posted: March 22nd, 2016
Beginning with the March 24 Board of Education meeting, the Howard County Public School System will use Swagit to deliver online, anytime access to Board meetings. Swagit is a video streaming service that specializes in the delivery of live and on-demand content of government and board of education meetings.
HCPSS is migrating from its current service provider to Swagit to ensure greater value at significantly lower cost. HCPSS will save over $10,000 per year on monthly subscription service fees while receiving more value.
Swagit provides embedded closed captioning that will be available during live and on-demand broadcasts of Board meetings. Embedded captions can be turned on or off by the viewer in the video player window.
Swagit streams in high definition for superior video quality. Board meetings will be viewable on portable media devices such as tablets and smart phones in addition to computer desktops or laptops. No additional software or third party plugins will be needed.
Citizens interested in viewing Board meetings can access live and archived video on the HCPSS website at http://www.hcpss.org/board.