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Interactive video connects Homer media to briefings

Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2006

 

  Dan Castimore, information technology specialist at Kenai Peninsula College's Kachemak Bay Campus, making sure everything is working smoothly with the interactive video hookup for the media Photo By Jahnie Triplett

Dan Castimore, information technology specialist at Kenai Peninsula College's Kachemak Bay Campus, making sure everything is working smoothly with the interactive video hookup for the media

Photo By Jahnie Triplett

Arctic Winter Games general manager Tim Dillon can’t be in two places at the same time. But he is able to deliver his daily media briefings to reporters in Homer, while actually being in Kenai. That’s because the “Coca Cola Media Center” is linked by interactive video technology to the Homer media center at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College.

“I think its great using the technology between the two towns,” said Melissa Trinidad, staff journalist from Homer Electric Association, who is coordinating the distance delivery project, along with Joe Gallagher, HEA public relations coordinator. Dan Castimore, the KBC information technology specialist, set-up and tested the transmission process prior to the Games.

The inter-city link will become increasingly valuable to Homer-based international journalists in the days ahead. The city will host a major cultural performance at the high school tonight, and curling competition is slated for the rest of the week at the Homer ice rink.



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