Texas governmental bodies required to put audio & video recordings on the Internet

The law

In June of 2015, the Texas governor signed into law HB283 requiring certain governmental bodies make audio and video recordings of open meetings available on the Internet. To summarize, it requires school boards, city councils, county commissioner courts, and transit authorities of a certain size make available archived copies of all open meetings on the internet.  The law says that all such meetings after January 1, 2016 be put on the internet.

The solutionStreaming

Videotex Systems has been providing these types of solutions for years to governmental bodies, churches, schools, corporations, and non-profits.   As an IP savvy audio visual and professional video integrator, we can help you implement your solution.   The solution can come in many forms, based on budgets, quality of solution, and other factors.   Here are some suggested solutions:

  • Stream directly from a camera & streaming device to a content delivery network (CDN) like Livestream
  • Stream directly from a camera & a streaming/recording device to a CDN like YouTube, Ustream, etc. or your own media server
  • Record from a camera, do post production editing and cleanup, and post video to a CDN site or your own media server
  • Use multiple cameras connected to a Newtek Tricaster to record and stream to a CDN or your own media server
  • If you already have a system for broadcasting video and audio, but no streaming, we can add a device to your system to archive and stream

How we can help

There are solutions for every budget.  We’re available to consult with you on the best solution for your organization, and sell the equipment to you, install it, train you, and service it.  Email the streaming hotline, or call 1-800-888-4336, x301.