BCAST essentially operates as a "skunk-works" for innovative live streaming and mobile broadcast product development. We have two divisions: Consumer-focused on creative programming & breaking live news and Public Safety.
Leveraging our robust live streaming platform and using a hub-and-spoke model means BCAST can iterate faster than its peers, cutting through internal politics to quickly arrive at product breakthroughs in virtual reality, augmented reality and block-chain based live streaming.
Interestingly, this is where blockchain will indeed prove resourceful: by utilizing a smart contract in our blockchain network, an advertiser could set out pay-out to viewers, curators, the platform, and the content creator programmatically. The technical advantage of blockchain is that advertisers could create contracts that execute on a cross-platform basis without the hassle of complex money flows. Instead, since the value of the contract will be directly woven into the many players of this attention economy, creating, distributing, and executing such contract will be simple.
We are founded on the principal of using new ideas, methodologies and emerging technologies such as 360/Virtual Reality and artificial intelligence to bring live streaming video to every day life in valuable ways historically unavailable. You will see this in a few of our live streaming products discussed herein.
In this way, with a clarity of purpose, we seek to use our technology platform to genuinely enhance peoples lives in the areas of social media, arts, news, public safety and emergency response.
Why can’t we live stream to a safety cloud from the perimeter cameras on a “self-driving” car or stream from the cockpit of a commercial airliner using the public wifi, or equip children with cameras embedded in book bags so that they can stream in a bullying situation or other emergency.
We intend to explore just that.
Quick Video describing our consumer side.
Here is our field demo of BCAST Labs supported VR/360 video coming in 2018. To view properly you will need a 360 supporting browser i.e. Chrome, Firefox, Opera. (Safari does not support 360 yet) Works great with VR Goggles also.
Use your mouse on the web or rotate your mobile device to pan in 360. Imagine the possibilities for live or archived video for creative or emergency response.
To date, social media in the area of public emergency response has been filled with one sided “out-to public” informational efforts.
At BCAST Labs we intend to use our robust industrial grade and versatile live streaming platform to bring balance by providing the capability for citizens and/or emergency responders to provide truly valuable, actionable and behavior changing information in the form of live videos delivered to impacted individuals and when necessary state, local and federal authorities.
“Safe-Stream” is a free to the public personal safety mobile broadcasting application of the BCAST Public Safety Network (a division of BCAST.com) arriving in early 2018. The purpose of Safe-Stream (nicknamed 'Guardian Angel" is to provide a layer of visibility and enhance public safety to the BCAST member and/or provide the general public valuable live video in emergency situations.
A user would engage Safe-Stream in emergency situations when live videos could be of value to public safety officials or when they believe that a disclosed “I am LIVE-STREAMING” video would modify behavior in potentially risky scenarios with all involved knowing that officials are watching and a record is being made.
More Information here at the SafeStream website or feel free to download the SafeStream document below.
Designed for municipalities that lack the resources for traditional law enforcement body cameras, Safe-Shield is a law enforcement/first responder mobile broadcasting service which instantly initiates a live stream from an officers mobile device with notifications providing access to these live videos sent to command centers or other en route support as needed.
More Information here at the SafeShield website or feel free to download the SafeShield document below.
Imagine a library of thousands of live streaming broadcasts from around the world displayed on next generation internet enabled smart (full wall) TV’s providing the experience of almost being there. A natural extension of the BCAST Live Streaming platform Artwork.live will be free to the consumer, ad supported with ad suppression options and will follow the Pandora economic model to gather content and compensate broadcasters using Crypto Currency.
Arriving 2018, with Artwork.live we intend to aggregate live streams from every corner of the globe that can be used as background artwork in an exhilarating way to decorate a home or business. Living rooms with Hawaiian beaches, Mountain waterfalls, children's rooms with zoos’ or retirement/hospice facilities that provide -even in some small way- the sense of actually being "there" wherever there is.
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