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PocketCaster First Live Video Webcast From Cellphone

ComVu's PocketCaster live video webcast service allows bloggers, citizen reporters, family members, friends and corporate professionals to broadcast live events to their online communities right from their cellphones.


(ComVu Pocketcaster cellphone infrastructure)

Here's how it works: after getting the PocketCaster software on your suitable smartphone, find your video subject (see use of displacement booths below). Then, notify viewers by sending a webcast link generated by ComVu.

Upon receipt of your video stream, ComVu allocates bandwidth and streams are propagated to your audience across the globe. Viewers can use PCs or Macs, mobile devices and even ITV set-top boxes.


(ComVu Pocketcaster cellphone sofware on your cellphone)

In his 1990 novel Earth, science fiction writer David Brin wrote about a very similar service employed by many people, especially senior citizens. Many seniors wore True-Vu goggles, which videotaped whatever the wearer could see, and then immediately uploaded it to a network where it could be viewed by anyone.

"Watching, all the time watching... goggle-eye geeks...

What brought on Crat's sudden outburst was the sight of yet another babushka, glaring at them from a bench under one of the force-grown shade trees... The very moment they came into view, the old woman laid here wire-knitting aside and fixed them with the bug-eyed, opaque gape of her True-Vu lenses...

The stare got worse as they approached. Remi couldn't see the babushka's eyes, of course. Her True-Vu's burnished lenses didn't really have to be aimed directly at them to get a good record.
(Read more about True-Vu Lenses)

Read more about it at plusmo via therawfeed, or at the ComVu PocketCaster website.

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