Today Elemental hosted civic leaders at our downtown Portland headquarters for a discussion of ballot measures slated for the May 21, 2013 Special Election. Participants included Bob Stacey, District 6 Metro Councilor, Dan Mahr, Portland Children’s Fund campaign manager, Kellie Barnes of Clean Water Portland and Mike Plunkett of Healthy Kids, Healthy Portland. Interested in seeing what was discussed? You're in luck! We've made the stream available on-demand here.
Stacey described Measure 26-152, which seeks approval for a levy that improves natural areas and improves water quality for fish, while Mahr provided details about Measure 26-150, which renews a five-year levy to prevent child abuse and hunger. Barnes and Plunkett explored both sides of Measure 26-151, a lightning rod topic that asks voters whether fluoride should be added to Portland’s water.
“Every voice counts in elections! With voting only two weeks away, we wanted to provide a forum for education and idea exchange for our employees about these important ballot measures. We are deeply appreciative to these leaders for sharing their time and insights,” said Emily Barrett, who runs Elemental’s community ambassador program. “We’re proud to facilitate this kind of dialogue and public engagement.”
Election ballots started mailing May 3 and must be received by county elections office by 8 p.m. on May 21. For more information about the May 21, 2013 Special Election, please visit: www.voteoregon.org.
This year at NAB, Elemental unveils a unique demonstration we like to call the “Strip Cam”. In conjunction with LiveU, we plan to bring live video captured on the Las Vegas Strip to the NAB show floor via our newly announced Elemental Cloud platform.
The Strip Cam demonstration will feature a camera mounted on a fully clothed human tripod roaming the Las Vegas Strip capturing live content, which in turn will be transmitted via LiveU's portable LU40s cellular-bonding unit to Elemental Cloud for multiscreen video processing and delivery. The end-to-end live application will be delivered over the course of the show to mobile platforms in both the LiveU and Elemental booths.
Missing the gorgeous weather outside? Get a live look at the fountains at Bellagio, the roller coaster running full tilt at New York, New York and perhaps even pirate activity at Treasure Island during your visit to the Elemental booth next week. All the Strip has to offer will be on view through a completely untethered and cloud-based demonstration. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but anything can happen on a Strip Cam live stream!
To learn more about Elemental Cloud, join us for a cocktail reception in the Elemental booth SU2724 on Tuesday, April 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. The reception will feature executives from Amazon Web Services, Elemental and Warner Bros. speaking to the development of innovative cloud-based architectures for formatting large-scale video assets. And we’ll have our Strip Cam running. We look forward to seeing you at the show!
Today Elemental launched Elemental Cloud, its Platform as a Service (PaaS) for securely managing the creation of premium live and on demand content for delivery to every screen. To mark the occasion, we invite you to take a video tour to learn more about the industry’s most advanced architecture for video processing in the cloud, with a platform that dynamically scales resources and provides the flexibility of seamless integration with on-premise video operations.
Media companies that don’t have enough video processing infrastructure to meet variable demand may find it difficult to keep up with customer expectations for top-quality service. The cloud offers a rational and cost-effective solution to the problem of variable demand for multiscreen content by offering the ability to instantly scale up video processing capacity to accommodate high-traffic events, and then scale back down again as traffic wanes. You can read more about Elemental Cloud in our latest white paper.
Elemental will demonstrate Elemental Cloud performing live encoding at NAB in booth SU2724. Elemental and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are also co-hosting a cocktail reception in the Elemental booth on Tuesday, April 9 from 5 to 6 p.m. The reception will feature executives from AWS and Elemental speaking to the development of innovative cloud-based architectures for formatting large-scale video assets. Be sure to visit our booth during the show for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD, courtesy of AWS. If you’d like to schedule a time to meet with an Elemental representative at NAB, click here to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you at the show!