When I wrote the blog Employee Communication During a Crisis almost a month ago, I didn’t fully understand the impact COVID-19 would have on all of us. And to be honest, I still don’t know—and probably never will.
Here’s what I do know. Many of us are working from home. We’re getting used to what many have coined the “new normal” while waiting on news for when the “old normal” will return (although, I honestly don’t think it ever be the way it once was).
But, a lot of us are still going to work every single day.
We know going to “the office” means something different for everyone. For some, you might work in a corporate headquarters or smaller branch office. For others you might call “the office” a law firm, technology start-up or packaged goods manufacturer. For many, your home has now also become “the office.”
If you cannot work from home and “the office” is a medical facility, lab, firehouse, police station, government office, utility or another business providing essential services, we know you’re making a sacrifice to keep us safe and healthy.
On behalf of everyone at Ramp, I want to say thank you, and let you know we are thinking about you every single day.
Ramp wants to help
Although secondary to providing care, communicating with employees during a crisis is critical. It’s no secret much of communication is non-verbal. That’s why video is the most powerful and effective communication tool. It allows you to quickly deliver your message and create a deeper understanding with the people you’re trying to reach.
With protocols changing by the hour, video is also a great tool for training. Use it for step-by-step instructions or to demonstrate a new way of doing something. For example, using videos to show healthcare workers the proper way to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
But sending a live or on-demand video can have a negative impact on your network. An enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) intelligently routes and optimizes video streams to save precious network bandwidth for mission-critical operations.
Ramp has a complete suite of eCDN solutions specifically designed to reduce network congestion created by live and on-demand video streaming your network—by 90% or more. We help organizations stream uninterrupted, high-quality video without impacting your network’s performance.
If you are an essential business working to keep people healthy and safe, we want to offer the following on Ramp eCDNs:
- Free network evaluation and deployment consultation
- Free installation of our multicast and video caching solutions
- Free network configuration
- Discounted licenses
This offer is valid through May 31, 2020. Click here to contact us.
At Ramp, our sole focus is enterprise video distribution. Using multicasting, video caching, or a combination of both, Ramp significantly minimizes the bandwidth required to distribute live and on-demand video.
For maximum security, our software deploys entirely behind your firewall and encrypts video streams as they travel your network. Unlike our competitors, Ramp’s eCDNs work with virtually every modern video platform, including Brightcove, Kaltura, Intrado and Microsoft.
Our solutions include Ramp’s next-generation multicast eCDN our intelligent video caching eCDN.
Multicast+ is a bandwidth-saving, one-to-many network protocol that uses your multicast network to distribute a single video stream all viewers can access. Simply put, you send only one stream across your network during a live webcast versus sending multiple streams to every person on your network, which means you save a ton of bandwidth.
OmniCache software is installed on servers in strategic locations around your network, close to concentrations of viewers. When the first viewer requests the video, the video cache retrieves it from your video source and stores a local copy. When another viewer in the same location requests the video, they receive it from the local cache—saving the distance and number of times the video needs to travel across your network.
* This offer is valid thru May 31, 2020.