ClearCaster. You can’t get there
from Switchboard. However, you
can get to the You Tube Live control
page, but not through Switchboard;
you have to navigate there manually. You can interact with your Facebook viewers via your Facebook
page, but you don’t get the detailed
video performance statistics you get
when broadcasting directly from
7. Analyze your results.
Switchboard doesn’t offer consolidated
results with any of packages discussed above, forcing most viewers
to review stats from each individual viewing site. Switch does offer
a for-fee analysis with the consolidated numbers shown in Figure 9,
along with individual results from
all viewing sites. This costs $2,500.
According to the officials I spoke
with, Switchboard plans to add additional customer-accessible analytics over the next few months.
Briefly, Switchboard Cloud has three plans, Professional ($75 per user/month), Business ($150), and
Enterprise ($300). Plans differ regarding the number
of destinations and workflows, along with customer service options and other features.
In some ways, particularly analytics and centralized control options, Switchboard Cloud is a work in
progress. However, for organizations, corporations,
and agencies that need to reach multiple internal
and third-party distribution points for their live videos, it’s a marvelously enabling technology that works
just fine today.
Jan Ozer ( firstname.lastname@example.org) is a streaming media
producer and consultant, a frequent contributor to industry magazines and
websites on streaming-related topics, and the author of Video Encoding
by the Numbers. He blogs frequently at streaminglearningcenter.com.
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Consolidated reporting is available for $2,500.