Social distancing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic have created new challenges for local governments that run meetings with open participation and public comment requirements. Policymakers have had to quickly adapt rules to allow for remote meeting participation including leveraging video conferencing. Video conferencing allows fully decentralized meetings that can be run from anywhere, with participation via a computer, tablet, smart phone, or traditional telephone.
However, without access to the standard meeting room and related equipment, community broadcasters that air live government meetings on their channels need alternative methods to get the signal to master control. Fortunately, the HyperCaster’s support for a wide array of streaming IP protocols, combined with the tools available in many of the video conferencing applications plus open source streaming tools, make this very easy. The following articles explain how to stream directly from the most commonly used video conferencing applications directly to your HyperCaster for live playout and recording.