In mid 2006 the school purchased a Planet eStream Mediaserver, which provides a fully searchable central archive of audio and video footage - a real "Video on Demand" facility. The system is capable of storing over 7,000 hours of high quality video content which comes from the school's existing stock of videos, DVDs and media clips, video cameras or from our digital TV receivers. It can even broadcast footage live so students and staff can, for example, watch a live broadcast of a visiting speaker anywhere in the school!
All this content is captured onto the system and then made available using any of the school computers using a standard web-browser. The system has the potential to deliver a different video stream to each computer in the school simultaneously. In addition, our students can log in from home using their username and password and view the content at any time (provided they have a broadband connection).
Futher details of this system can be found on the Planet DV website - www.planetestream.co.uk