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Microsoft technology helps to broadcast the presidential inaugration events using Silverlight and Photosynth.
Microsoft Silverlight powers rich application experiences and delivers high quality, interactive video across the Web and mobile devices through the most powerful runtime available on the Web. Photosynth is a product of Microsoft Live Labs that takes a collection of digital photos, analyzes them and the stitches them together to create a three dimensional representation of the space in the photos, called a synth.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) has selected Silverlight to enable live and on-demand video streaming of the official inauguration swearing-in ceremony.
On Saturday PIC streamed video of a Baltimore event on the Whistle Stop Tour that will take President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden to Washington, D.C., from Philadelphia.
Microsoft collaborated with iStreamPlanet Co. to develop and implement the rich media player experience powered by Microsoft Silverlight.
For more information on PIC's use of Silverlight, see Microsoft Silverlight Selected by Presidential Inaugural Committee to Enable Online Video Streaming of Inauguration Events. For more information about how you can use Silverlight as a rich client Web user interface, see Get Started.
MSNBC.com has a synth on the home page of the “We Are One” concert at the Lincoln Memorial. In addition, you can see a 360-degree views of Washington DC before the inaugural.
CNN will be collecting digital photos being taken by both professional photographers and regular citizens in attendance and using them to create a synth of the event. For more information, see Barak Obama's Inauguration to be Immortalized by "We, the people" and Photosynth and CNN Enlists iReporters to Capture ‘The Moment’ of Obama’s Oath.