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Council meetings for the new now; introducing Virtual Council by Media Vision.
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020
Council meetings for the new now; introducing Virtual Council by Media Vision.

Dec. 14, 2020 - Driven by eighteen years of providing leading AV solutions to state and government authorities, Media Vision is happy to announce the launch of its newest product, Virtual Council.

Exclusively developed around the needs of councils, the video conferencing software solution hands members the power to run in–person, remote, or hybrid sessions more effectively.  

Adapting to the new now. 

If the conference sector can derive one positive lesson from 2020, it might be the revelation that remote work is not only a viable, but in some cases, preferable alternative to assembling large groups of colleagues around a meeting table. When hosted on the right tool, virtual sessions can allow for more controlled communication and easier reporting, among others.  

For certain industries, finding a reliable and comprehensive solution to make the shift online is nevertheless harder than others; today, local councils are required to use multiple vendors to carry out the full scope of their work remotely. That’s where Virtual Council comes in.  

A tool for better remote council meetings.  

From moderated discussion to seamless voting submission and data encryption features, Virtual Council turns any laptop into a secure, portable council chamber, providing a consolidated platform for councils to conduct more powerful sessions–from anywhere. 

  • Make quorum regardless of whether members are sitting in the chamber or at home. 
  • Moderate discussions easily thanks to a request-to-speak list and speech timer.  
  • Assign voting privileges, cast votes or abstentions, and view outcomes by name. 
  • Facilitate public engagement at a time when it’s never been more important for councils to interact regularly with their constituents.  
  • Create and download easy-to-share meeting reports.  

Total inclusivity for total participation. 

As well as audio fallback and maximum sound quality, Virtual Council offers sign language support options to ensure that everybody’s voice is heard.  

How does it work? 

Councils can sign up to one of three annually-billed subscriptions, all of which include the assistance of a Customer Success Manager and a thirty-day cancellation period. Plans vary in price depending on the number of hours of virtual or hybrid meetings required, and can be purchased in conjunction with Media Vision’s award-winning AV equipment for maximum sound and image quality.