Moonblink and Axis Enable Livestreaming of Concerts for beNOW.tv
Axis Network Cameras Enable Livestreaming Business for Online Production Company
Silicon Valley, May 9, 2012 – Moonblink Communications, a value-added distributor delivering wireless and video surveillance solutions, today announced their customer beNOW.tv, a Web television production studio, has deployed cameras from Axis Communications to enable the streaming of live concerts from premier clubs around the world. The cameras power beNOW.tv’s online concert streaming service, ShowGo.tv, which enables people around the world to experience live music from premier venues.
“Every night in cities around the world there are amazing musicians performing in intimate venues. Until now, you weren’t able to experience those performances unless you were there,” said Brian Gruber, Founder & CEO of beNOW.tv. “Today, beNOW.tv is changing that. We’re leveraging the power of the Web and today’s best video streaming technology to bring live music to you, wherever you happen to be.”
To enable a livestreaming service that was cost effective, provided high quality video and audio, and was not intrusive to the concertgoers at the actual venues, beNOW.tv turned to Moonblink for solutions.
“Moonblink has been a true business partner for us, and helped us identify the Axis video solutions that are powering our business today,” said Gruber
Moonblink helped beNOW.tv decide on AXIS P5534 PTZ Dome Network Cameras, which beNOW.tv has deployed throughout all of the clubs they currently operate in. The AXIS P5534 cameras enable HDTV-quality video, ensuring that subscribers to beNOW.tv’s paid ShowGo.tv service get the best possible livestreaming experience. And the AXIS P5534 IP camera’s18x zoom and remote control Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) capabilities give beNOW.tv the ability to control the cameras remotely, avoiding the cost of onsite production teams.
“For the price of sending a production crew to one venue for one performance, we can deploy and configure an Axis camera and stream live shows for years,” said Gruber.
beNOW.tv has already deployed Axis network cameras throughout premier clubs in cities worldwide, including: Milan, Italy; London, England; San Francisco and Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA and more. Utilizing Axis cameras from Moonblink, beNOW.tv plans to be in 100 venues next year, including venues in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; Memphis, TN; and Austin, TX.
“We have specialized in video solutions for years, and when we were approached by beNOW.tv, we knew that Axis IP cameras were the perfect solution for them,” said Daniel Redmond, VP of Sales & Marketing of Moonblink Communications. “The ShowGo.tv service is giving everyone in the world access to music performances regardless of their location, and the demand for this service will continue to rise as the number of connected devices multiply year over year. We’re excited to be beNOW.tv’s long-term partner for their Axis video solution needs.”
About Moonblink Communications
Moonblink Communications is a value-added distributor (VAD) with a targeted focus on wireless and video surveillance systems. It is our mission to provide VARs and Integrators the solutions they need to successfully deploy the best wireless systems available for their customers while providing the greatest value. With a targeted wireless technology portfolio from the industry’s leading manufacturers, we provide a complete spectrum of wireless and video surveillance solutions including WiFi, WiMAX, wireless Voice over WiFi, wireless surveillance camera systems, Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS), license-free and licensed broadband wireless solutions. For more information, please visit http://cloud.moonblink.com or www.moonblinkwifi.com