How Does Streaming Work?

Article by Herb Kimble.

Streaming has become a popular technology for delivering content over the internet. You can watch your favorite TV show or listen to a great song on your mobile device or computer. You can even stream full-length movies.

Streaming transmits data over an internet connection, allowing the user to begin listening or watching right away. With downloads, you must wait until the entire program, song or file has been fully downloaded before viewing or listening to it.

What Is Buffering?

With streaming, the media is sent to a temporary memory called a Buffer as you’re interacting with it. The most common problem is that your internet connection is not fast enough to keep the Buffer full of content so that you have to wait for new content to arrive. When this happens, there are glitches in the video and audio as the temporary memory is trying to catch up with the user’s needs.

What is a Progressive Download?

Before streaming technology became popular, the only way to view content over the internet was a progressive download. In this instance, the user must wait for all the content to be downloaded to their device. Then they can open the file and view or listen to it. The file resides on the user’s computer (or device) until it is deleted. With streaming, the file is automatically deleted after you view it.

What Is Live Streaming?

The term “live streaming” is often used to describe the streaming of live television programs. If you have one of the new internet based TV services, such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, they use live streaming so you can watch regular live TV using an internet connection.

This article was provided by Herb Kimble. Herb Kimble is an entrepreneur, as well as a dedicated actor, and growing film producer. He is currently based in the Los Angeles area, where he has co-founded CineFocus Productions and is working toward the release of his upcoming streaming service, Urban Flix.

Changes in the Movie Business

Article by Herb Kimble.

We have had some interesting revelations for filmmaking in the last few years. Indies learned that building a social media following is crucial to success, but we also learned that some standards degrade even as visual effects became more important to filmmaking. It’s now 2019 and we’re all mobile. What role that trend will play in the future of film is still not clear, but here are some ideas on what could happen.

Costs of Technology

Part of the reason that distribution felt like a risky proposition was universal adoption. Technology is much cheaper than it was before, and more people have screens that can broadcast movies on them at all times. Mobile Web also gives us digital video anywhere our travels take us, so streaming may take off as more studios recognize that the demand is there. The true conundrum is infrastructure and payment. Figuring out who gets which piece of the pie, and how big that piece is, can take a lot of delicate negotiating. Still, we have already seen Warner Bros. test this kind of marketing with distribution on Facebook.

Fans and Financing

Funding for films has taken an interesting route lately with crowdfunded projects like the Veronica Mars film. Traditional financing still has a place, but fan-funded films come with a built-in fanbase that makes them attractive to distributors. This trend may continue to grow, hopefully with some regulation in place to make the atmosphere less of a Wild West. As is, the fan who backs a film shoulders the risk. Even though that risk is mitigated over several hundred or thousand people, fans with a stake of ownership in the film may be more invested (and vocal) about the outcome.

This article was written by Herb Kimble. Herb Kimble is an entrepreneur, director, and a film producer. He is the founder of Urban Flix, a streaming network that specializes in multi-cultural content and CineFocus Productions, a film production company.

What are the Benefits of Using a Medical Answering Service

Article Written by: Herb Kimble

Having a real live person to talk to is much more comforting than just leaving a message on a machine and hoping that the doctor returns the call. A live doctors answering service allows the patient to fully explain his concern or problem, and usually get the result he wants.

Medical telephone answering services have been going on for many decades now. Usually the operator will contact the doctor immediately if it is a true emergency. At the very least, she’ll inform the caller to phone 911 or get to a hospital at once if the doctor can’t be reached.

In emergency situations there’s really nothing more that the operator can do if the doctor isn’t available. Sometimes the doctor will answer the phone even if he’s out of his office. Other times the medical answering service is the one and only connection between the physician and patient.

Operators have to have patience and a capacity to listen to the patient or a member of the patient’s family who’s calling. They usually have empathy for the medical situation going on.

But they often can’t do any more than take a message or say to call back during normal business hours. They do, however, play an extremely important and significant role in the overall medical profession. Their importance should never be minimized.

Doctors have to pay for these answering services. Prices vary depending on the part of the country, as well as by the experience of the answering company that’s handling all the calls. But costs are not exceptionally expensive. And it is an essential service, so there’s no getting around not paying for it.

As long as there are doctors, these services will always continue to exist.

Bio: Herb Kimble is has achieved the status of successful entrepreneur with a historic track record of growth. Herb Kimble founded and grew several sales and marketing companies throughout the Philippines, where he generated unprecedented revenue in fields ranging from student loans to distribution.

Employee Morale: How to Get the Most Out of Your Employees

Summary: Studies show that happy employees will be more efficient with their work.

A productive command center requires a team of specialists that work effectively together. Not only that, but it’s integral that each individual is held accountable for his or her actions. If that means that their productivity is dropping due to them being unhappy, it’s time to make a change. Here are some tips on how to boost morale in the workplace and improve your center’s overall efficiency and productivity.

Provide Incentives and Bonuses

As an owner, the thought of giving money out to your employees might be daunting. As a matter of fact, compensation may be what’s needed to boost the morale of your workers. Now, it’s important to remember that you’re not running a charity and what you’re offering doesn’t have to be a consistent thing. Rather, a small holiday bonus or even a birthday gift card can mean the world to your employee.

Also, if you’re planning to give a raise, bonus, or a gift, it’s important that the employee knows what he or she has done to deserve this. Recognizing the employee for their efforts is a fantastic way to show how valuable he or she is to your company.

Listen to Suggestions

As an employee, nothing’s worse than feeling like you’re a cog in the system. Realistically, you need your employees to perform at their best in order to make money. Be sure to listen to your employees, no matter what gripes they may have. Communication is key in all aspects of life, including the workplace. You’ll want to be open to suggestions. And who know, there could be an idea that you’ve never thought of in the first place.

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Using Command Centers to Enhance Your E-Sports Broadcast

Summary: Command center environments can bring the action of your next e-sports tournament to life.

Plenty of people tune in to watch sports on regular basis. No matter the sport, be it volleyball, tennis, snowboarding, or sailing, the excitement of watching athletes compete at the highest level of play is one of the aspects that draws viewers in from around the world.

Technological advancements have given rise to e-sports, where people compete in video games. As the scene has grown in popularity and funding, so has the potential for production value. Although the e-sports scene is still relatively young, organizations have been able to put rather elaborate productions together to create a more established stage for competition and a more immersive experience for viewers, whether you choose to attend in-person or watch from the comfort of your home couch. Command center workstations can be integrated into these productions to make the overall experience more entertaining.

Relevant Stats for Every Game

During an e-sports broadcast viewers may feel overwhelmed by all of the action they are witnessing. Command center consoles can be utilized to make it easier for fans to follow along by displaying relevant information. A console could aggregate important data for each player, such as the number of kills, the number of deaths, and the number of damage done. Information that could not be readily available to those watching could be grouped together and displayed in a format that is easy to understand.

Total Immersion

Using LED video walls, command center environments could make the e-sports experience more immersive for competition attendees. Walls like those provided by Constant Technologies, Inc. could spread across the entire stage to show gameplay or graphics. This level of production can make viewers feel like they are a part of the tournament and can bring the action to the foreground.