Integrating the SMP 351 with Opencast Media Server

An End-to-End Solution for Recording AV Presentations from Scheduling to Publishing

Higher education and training environments that record high volumes of presentations require a complete solution to automate and streamline the recording workflow. Operating from an organization’s IT system, the Extron SMP 351 and Opencast Media Server provide a comprehensive solution for the management of AV recordings.

Opencast is a free, open-source platform for the management of AV media recorded in training and education environments. Organizations use Opencast to schedule, process, and distribute AV recordings to Learning Management Systems – LMS or Content Management Systems – CMS. Opencast also provides a video-on-demand interface to access and play back recorded media. The Extron SMP 351 Streaming Media Processor serves the role of a "capture agent" in an Opencast system. It combines a presentation source and camera video of the instructor with a background image into flexible layouts, which deliver the live presentation experience. Integrated together, the SMP 351 and Opencast provide a complete end-to-end solution for automating the recording workflow, from scheduling to publishing.

Key Features

  • End-to-end solution for scheduling, recording, processing, publishing, and playing AV recordings
  • Extron’s SMP 351 serves the role of "capture agent," reliably detecting and capturing camera and AV source signals
  • Quickly and easily integrate the SMP 351 into an Opencast system
  • Combine presentation source and camera video with a background image into flexible layouts that capture the live presentation experience
  • Opencast includes a video-on-demand server that provides a browser-based player interface
  • Distribute media to LMS such as Blackboard, Moodle, or Sakai
  • Distribute media to CMS such as Kaltura, YouTube, or iTunes University
  • Enter and manage recording schedules from Opencast
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