Currently Washburn has a streaming server that has functioned well, but is aging and does not meet the growing needs of the campus in both its functionality and user interface for faculty, staff, and students. This server currently stores and streams over 3,500 video/audio files and is growing in volume and use. Funding was approved through Technology Requests for a streaming server replacement for the Fiscal Year 2012-13. A survey of faculty and staff in fall 2011 provided some initial information on what they would like to see in a streaming server replacement at Washburn. The Faculty IT Advisory group also gathered feedback from their departments in the spring semester 2012 on the required and desired criteria for the server. In July, an RFP went out to vendors and a selection committee gathered to discuss which vendors to bring to the campus for presentations on their streaming server solution. Two vendors were selected from the proposals that will be presenting in the coming week to the campus: Ensemble and Kaltura. Ensemble will present this Thursday, Oct. 18th in the Shawnee room of the Memorial Union. Kaltura will present on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd. We invite you to participate in the presentations and give us your feedback on the systems. Evaluation forms, proposals, and members of the evaluation group can be found at: S:\public\Streaming Server Proposals
Ensemble Streaming Server Presentations
Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2012
Shawnee room – Memorial Union
Open session 10:00-11:30 (Scott Nazdan)
Open session 1:30-3:00 (Scott Nazdan)
Technical session 3:00-4:30 (Scott Nadzan & Andy Covell)
We look forward to your input and feedback on the selection of a streaming server for the campus.