When I wrote the blog Employee
Communication During a Crisis
almost a month ago, I didn’t
fully understand the impact COVID-19 would have on all of us. And to be honest,
I still don’t know—and probably never will.

Here’s what I do know. Many of us are working from home.
We’re getting used to what many have coined the “new normal” while waiting on
news for when the “old normal” will return (although, I honestly don’t think it
ever be the way it once was).

But, a lot of us are still going to work every single day.

“The Office”

We know going to “the office” means something different for
everyone. For some, you might work in a corporate headquarters or smaller
branch office. For others you might call “the office” a law firm, technology
start-up or packaged goods manufacturer. For many, your home has now also
become “the office.”

If you cannot work from home and “the office” is a medical facility, lab, firehouse, police station, government office, utility or another business providing essential services, we know you’re making a sacrifice to keep us safe and healthy.

On behalf of everyone at Ramp, I want to say thank you, and
let you know we are thinking about you every single day.

Ramp wants to help

Although secondary to providing care, communicating with
employees during a crisis is critical. It’s no secret much of communication is
non-verbal. That’s why video is the most powerful and effective communication
tool. It allows you to quickly deliver your message and create a deeper
understanding with the people you’re trying to reach. 

With protocols changing by the hour, video is also a great
tool for training. Use it for step-by-step instructions or to demonstrate a new
way of doing something. For example, using videos to show healthcare workers the
proper way to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

But sending a live or on-demand video can have a negative
impact on your network. An enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) intelligently
routes and optimizes video streams to save precious network bandwidth for mission-critical

Ramp has a complete suite of eCDN solutions specifically
designed to reduce network congestion created by live and on-demand video streaming
your network—by 90% or more. We help organizations stream uninterrupted,
high-quality video without impacting your network’s performance.  

If you are an essential business working to keep people healthy and safe, we want to offer the following on Ramp eCDNs:

  • Free network evaluation and deployment
  • Free installation of our multicast and video
    caching solutions
  • Free network configuration
  • Discounted licenses

This offer is valid through May 31, 2020. Click here to contact us.

Ramp’s approach

At Ramp, our sole focus is enterprise video distribution. Using
multicasting, video caching, or a combination of both, Ramp significantly
minimizes the bandwidth required to distribute live and on-demand video.

For maximum
, our software deploys entirely behind your firewall and
encrypts video streams as they travel your network. Unlike our competitors,
Ramp’s eCDNs work with virtually every modern video platform, including Brightcove , Kaltura , Intrado and Microsoft .

Our solutions include Ramp’s next-generation multicast eCDN our intelligent video caching eCDN.


Multicast+ is a bandwidth-saving, one-to-many network protocol that uses your multicast network to distribute a single video stream all viewers can access. Simply put, you send only one stream across your network during a live webcast versus sending multiple streams to every person on your network, which means you save a ton of bandwidth.

Diagram of basic multicast deployment


OmniCache software is installed on servers in strategic locations around your network, close to concentrations of viewers. When the first viewer requests the video, the video cache retrieves it from your video source and stores a local copy. When another viewer in the same location requests the video, they receive it from the local cache—saving the distance and number of times the video needs to travel across your network.

Diagram of basic video cache deployment


* This offer is valid thru May 31, 2020.

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Video Distribution for Essential Business
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