BUCS in the running for national award

The Audio Visual team in Computing Services (BUCS) has been shortlisted for a national IT Award.

The team were nominated for their new service that enabled people to watch this year’s graduation ceremonies live on their mobile or tablet via the internet. The innovative part was that the video stream was carried live from Bath Abbey over multiple 3G signals, back to the University before being streamed over the internet.

The project is in the running for the top spot in one of the Project Excellence categories of the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards which celebrate innovation and excellence in IT.

The Awards will take place on 13 November in London.

David Clarke MBE, Group Chief Executive Officer of The Chartered Institute for IT, said: “I’d like to congratulate this year’s finalists. They showcase not only the innovation and the professionalism of those working in IT, but also demonstrate the importance of IT in delivering business and social benefit.”

John Beaver, Assistant Director User Services adds: “Using this technology, BUCS can stream University events from virtually anywhere in the country and make them available to an international audience. As well as allowing the friends and family of our graduates to view live graduation ceremonies, this technology can help support and maintain the innovative reputation and international visibility of the University.”

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