Taking webcasting to the xtreme!
A combination of technologies can allow people all over the world to witness extrordinary events.
Examples of Xtreme Webcasting in action:
Climbing the Matterhorn
The Matterhorn, August 2002. A mountaineer takes a leading-edge mobile phone on his ascent of the famous Swiss landmark and sends images and voice messages to the KMi lab in Milton Keynes.
Lhotse, April/May 2003. Same mountaineer submits messages to an audioblog during ascent of Lhotse in the Everest range.
Everest via Tibet, Spring 2005 and Spring 2006. Same mountaineer this time using a Thuraya satellite phone to send GPS data via SMS and voice messages to create an audio blog.
Climbing Carstensz Pyramid
Carstensz Pyramid, Indonesia, December 2006. Same mountaineer now using a Inmarsat satellite data terminal to send photos and voice messages to create a blog.
Vinson Massif, Dec 2008 - Jan 2009. Same mountaineer now using a Iridium satellite data terminal to send photos and voice messages to create a blog.