MediaPlatform, an enterprise video software, has announced that its WebCaster software is the first to deliver live webcasts to the iPad using HTTP live streaming.
The WebCaster software allows iPad users to view and interact with live presentations that integrate video streaming from Adobe Flash Media Enterprise Server 4.5 and PowerPoint slides. The company now provides webcasting to many different tablets since it started offering webcasting to Android devices earlier this year.
"Getting Flash video on to the iPad is an absolute 'must have' for so many of our large enterprise clients," says Andrew Irving, director of Webcasting at Mediaco, a Canadian event production company. "The MediaPlatform iPad solution is an important innovation that fits with our mobile webcasting vision."
According to a recent study from Interactive Media Strategies, 51 percent of corporate users would view business video more frequently if they had access to it on a tablet.
"Enterprises need their employees to be able to access webcasts and other corporate video from whatever device, browser and platform they're using," says Greg Pulier, president, MediaPlatform. "Our introduction of interactive, live HLS webcasting to the iPad satisfies this enterprise need while delivering all the technological and network benefits of the Adobe Flash Platform to the corporate IT department."