Experience iT partners with Watchitoo

Partnership creates social virtual video conference ability for any event.

April 22, 2013

Partnership creates social virtual video conference ability for any event

Experience iT, a South African cloud based events technology company developed by Digital Solutions Group, has partnered with Watchitoo, a leader in social online collaboration. The Watchitoo platform is perfect for any company looking to host a virtual event as it allows up to 25 participants to take part in virtual HD videos simultaneously, whilst being observed by an audience of hundreds of thousands. Says Yaron Assabi, CEO of Digital Solutions Group: “We are excited about this partnership with Watchitoo as their vision and aim has always been to bring the best available solutions to clients in a way that provides real collaborative value.”

“Partnering with Watchitoo was an easy choice for Experience iT”, says Jessica McEndoo, Sales Executive at Experience iT. “We wanted to add to our unique event management platform and felt the need to include an innovative and uniquely engaging platform.” Watchitoo is a feature-rich, powerful video conferencing solution that enables real-time collaboration. Furthermore, the platform will allow any viewer to become a conference participant and any participant can then be switched back to a general viewer – this is the type of functionality we believe our clients will respond well to.”

Clients of Experience iT will now have even further control over their event – where Watchitoo can be used to encourage further interactivity in events, provide new and innovative ways to monetise events and encourage a more engaged social audience – key for a productive user experience where static online events are no longer acceptable.

“We are excited about our partnership with DSG who have great experience and knowledge in the cloud services in Africa. They are very well connected both across the areas of Telco’s and enterprise and education and our solution fits into those various verticals perfectly. Says Michal Kofman, Director of Channels for Watchitoo: “Our choice in DSG was largely due to their knowledge in operation and that they can offer our services to Africa through their local infrastructure.”

Jessica McEndoo concludes: “Watchitoo is a service that will have wide appeal to events planners who want to make their event stand out from the crowd. As we move to a digital era – where there are new rules in event management space with a tech-savvy audience, technologies such as Watchitoo help to magnify the conversations around a brand because of their ability to engage attendees, whether physically or digitally present at an event.

Some of the features Watchitoo platform offers include:

  • SaaS or Cloud-Based
  • Video Moderation – Green Room
  • Text, interactive and moderated Chat
  • Multi-Media Supported Uploads
  • YouTube, Flickr, Photo Bucket Integrated Search
  • HD Screen-Sharing
  • Branded Themes and Layouts
  • Playlist – Arrange meeting materials to display
  • Exportable Reports and Chat Logs
  • Clickable Layers and text Overlays
  • Social Media Integration – Facebook & Twitter
  • API Integration