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Need software and hardware to live stream a company meeting to 2 remote locations

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Our company has finally decided to live stream our company meeting to 2 locations that have in years past had to travel across the country to attend.  The scenario would be 1 location hosting the meeting and 2 remote locations needing to view the meeting over the internet.  I am looking for the cheapest option that is still reliable and has decent video and audio quality for something like this.
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Hi mkramer777

How about a good Webcam and a Skypecall?
Or a good webcam on which you can connect via WEB and stream?

This is one we use in "cheaper" enviroments. https://www.logitech.com/en-ch/product/conferencecam-bcc950

regards
Thomas

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Is there a way to plug in the presenter's microphone into this device so you would not have to use the speakerphone?
You still need a compouter to connect that conference phone into (USB). So the presenters Microphone can be connected to the computer.
Then in skype (or any similar call tool) you tell the computer to use that source (presenters microphone) as Audio and not the Logitech one.

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OK.  Maybe just a nice web cam on a TRIPOD would work as well.  I want to video 1 presenter and have eveyone (10 people each) at the other 2 locations see and hear him clearly.  Do you think that the speakerphone on this device would work well for that or do you suggest using a mic connected to the computer?
The microphone is quite good for that price. The webcam needs to be wihtin a few meters of the presenter, then its no problem.

I used that in multiple conference rooms for our clients, when they want to have a conference phone with video, but do not want to spend too much money to it.
But its quite ok. I cannot think of a better solution for that price.

Logitech also has conference webcams at a much higher price segment. As usual: you get what you pay for. ;-)

cheers
Thomas

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Is there an online system that a user could go to and login with a username and password and then see the meeting?  Would facebook live work or something similair
Hi mkramer777

I had multiple customers that used https://www.gotomeeting.com for such things. There are other as well, but I do not have any experience with them.
I also took part at several webmeetings (incl. webcam) with gotomeeting. But It's not free.

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Thomas

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We have Skype for Business, will that work well?