The South Washington County Telecommunications Commission (SWCTC) is webstreaming City Council and Commission meetings on behalf of its member cities (Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, and Grey Cloud Island Township) assisted by Granicus, Inc. a leading provider of streaming media solutions to local government agencies.
SWCTC and Granicus strive to improve the experiences of its users by incorporating the latest technologies.
The newest innovation, a partnership with Microsoft and their Silverlight add-on for Windows Media Player, allows public and internal viewers on ALL platforms and browsers to have the same experience as all Windows Media Player users currently enjoy. There will be no difference between a user on Internet Explorer 6 and a Mac OS 10 user on a Firefox browser. Silverlight allows developers to build in many more features that will further enhance the viewer experience. With this new innovation SWCTC will be on the cutting edge of streaming media and will be reaching more people with greater ease than ever before.
The Silverlight plug-in is easy to install - less than 1 megabytes (MB) and works in most browsers. This download is extremely important for Mac users. Without the Silverlight plug-in Mac users will not be able to utilize the "jump to" points that allow a viewer to skip to different portions of the meeting. Silverlight is optional for PC users.
You may download Silverlight today by going to http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/install.aspx.