Global Reach for Grieving Families and Friends

Typically, the only way distant family, friends and anyone else who cares can say goodbye to a loved one is by making a phone call, sending a card or flowers or passing along condolences and sympathy. Well, not anymore. Now, thanks to the latest webcasting technologies, anyone from around the world can be there to experience the entire service from the comfort of their home.

Hiring a live-streaming service provider is the easiest way to broadcast a memorial service. Today, a home computer, iPad, Android tablet or a smartphone can deliver high-quality HD video, allowing content to be created without expensive video equipment. Cloud streaming services were designed to accommodate anyone who’s unable to attend a funeral or special event due to poor health, distance, cost or work.

Most service providers create a personalized, secure website for private viewing and send your guests an evite (email) that includes a link to the site, a user ID and password, and instructions on how to view the ceremony. Plus, viewers can chat with one another, so it becomes interactive.

Helping People Heal Through Remote Participation

As our lives become more demanding, and the distances between loved ones grow, it is not always possible to attend a funeral due to poor health, distance, cost, or work. However, webcasting services overcome these barriers by providing a live-streaming platform so family and friends can take part in the memorial service.

Some funeral directors suggest that sharing condolences with family members can be more important for the grieving process than witnessing the actual service.

A discreet video camera can be set up to film a funeral, which is then broadcast online on a password-protected site for the benefit of mourners who couldn’t attend.

An Internet live-streaming specialists can broadcast (webcast) the funeral to any Internet-connected device (e.g., PC, iPad, Android tablet or smartphone) so the memorial service can be viewed live from the comfort of the remote viewer’s home.

Built for The Non-Technical User

How simple is the memorial broadcasting service? When the funeral is about to begin, viewers click on the link included in their invitation delivered via email. Then, through the high-speed Internet connection, they can view the entire service-sight and sound. That’s all there is to it. And that’s just one of the reasons more and more families are asking Funeral Directors about this seamless new option that can bring people together like never seen before.

An Emerging Movement

Live webcasting is becoming more and more prevalent in the funeral industry. Why? For less than the cost of a single airline ticket, family, friends and other caring individuals can view a high-quality broadcast of a memorial service from the comfort of home-or wherever they are. There’s never a need to miss another funeral, ever again.

By Janet J

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