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The ESC Digital Media IPTV for education solution delivers live television, audio and video to any PC, laptop, TV, plasma screen, interactive whiteboard and projector in the University, school or college building. Streams are distributed to classrooms, lecture halls, language learning centres, ICT suites and student accommodation, to enhance teaching content and inform and educate staff and students.
Teachers can project live TV from their classroom PCs to support teaching. Portable TV equipment or projectors can be directly connected to the system using an IPTV receiver. Teachers can record TV programs for later use. Recorded programs can be held on a teacher's PC, or centrally for use by all staff. Schools can create their own TV channels or programs using an IPTV server. School programs could include school events such as assemblies or concerts, or messages from the head teacher to the school.
An IPTV Server can turn an existing network into a complete IPTV solution. This can be adapted to fit any size of organization from a single primary school, right up to a dispersed university or college campus. ESC Digital Media uses plug-and-play devices and open standards to allow integration with other IPTV systems to create your IPTV solution. And, because IPTV uses standard networking technology, there's no need for expensive updates, changes or modifications to current infrastructure.
Most schools and colleges already have networks covering a building or campus that are capable of supporting a video distribution system. This reduces both the initial cost of implementation and the cost of extending the IPTV network over time. Many schools are adopting IPTV because:
A future-proofed solution - ESC Digital Media IPTV is standards based so there's no dependency on proprietary technologies or reliance on a single vendor.
DVD-quality video - ESC Digital Media IPTV provides full-screen video on PCs or TVs that will match anything from a standard DVD player.
User-directed control - ESC Digital Media IPTV allows every user to pause, skip and replay even live broadcasts using a PC mouse or TV remote control.
Efficient, flexible, secure delivery - ESC Digital Media IPTV drastically reduces the bandwidth load from live broadcasts and eliminates time zone dependencies while it maintains secure and controlled access to information.
The complete IPTV solution from ESC Digital Media includes encoders, receivers, TV gateways, PC video clients, VOD servers and management tools.