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East Providence, RI Selects IQM2 Inc.

October 29, 2009
by Erin Kennedy
IQM2 Sales & Marketing

(East Providence, RI) The City of East Providence is now offering streaming for all Council meetings via IQM2’S MediaTraq Public Meeting Video Streaming solution. The streaming is available by utilizing the self service citizen web portal which is linked to the City’s website. Streaming of Council meetings will be both Live and archived for Video on Demand (VOD). Residents can view the meeting as it is happening or click on the link any time following as the meetings will be archived on the site. The added features of the service will include the ability to watch time stamped portions of the meeting. By clicking on any docket item the system enables a person to view just the discussion surrounding that one item or choose to view the meeting from beginning to end.

“Good government demands an informed citizenry. With on demand video every resident can now see and hear Council meetings around their busy schedules” said Mayor Joseph Larisa.

The software and associated streaming service is hosted by IQM2, Inc. a nationwide public Meeting Management System “MMS™” via a Tier One Content Delivery Network; thus alleviating band-with and citizen access concerns. The IQM2 streaming software offers East Providence citizens many convenient and time saving factors. Interested parties can search the East Providence Citizen Web Portal to pull up historical meetings and topics they would like to re-visit.

"When evaluating this technology we looked at a number of potential partners. We found that IQM2 delivered the most robust software and streaming solution; provided in a fiscally responsible way for the City of East Providence. Since they also provide other public meeting process automation solutions which may be of interest to us in the future we do not have to worry about potential costly integration. Basically they are enabling us to do more with less which is always our goal” said East Providence IT Director Lori-Ann Fox.

“We are delighted that a forward thinking municipality like the City of East Providence determined we had the best software and streaming solution and selected us to be their business partner. They were quite diligent in their evaluation and we are extremely excited to begin working with them to deliver this wonderful new community enhancement service to the residents of East Providence” said IQM2 CEO Daryl Blowes.

For additional information on streaming contact the City Clerk Kim Casci at 435-7590.

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