5NINES supports local non-profit organizations
Sep 01, 2009
5NINES takes great pride in our community and actively participates in making Madison the best city to live and work. That's probably because many of us were born here, grew up here, or came during college and never left.
What excites us most is when we get the opportunity to use our technology know-how to help non-profit organizations achieve their business and outreach objectives.
Here at 5NINES, we have a team that is quite passionate about music and the arts and have volunteered/worked with several local businesses and community organizations in helping them deliver customized technology solutions ranging from provisioning hardware to high quality streaming media solutions. Here are few examples of what we have been up to recently:
Goodman Community Center, The Media Works Program—The goal of this program is to introduce school children to the communications professions through mentoring and process immersion. 5NINES has been involved with the program since its inception earlier this year and has donated equipment, provides on-going technology support, and volunteer as teachers and mentors at the Center.
WYOU Community Television – When WYOU Director Barbara Bolan called 5NINES, she was two weeks away from a big station fund-raiser, a deadline to get the station’s live broadcast online, and uncertain whether a solution could be pieced together at all. Other data centers and service providers in the area had not been encouraging. But with the “can-do” attitude at 5NINES, we were able to work with the station and their internet provider to provision a live web-stream of the WYOU on-air video broadcast. Using a combination of hardware, software and some good old gray matter, the station relays the live broadcast signal to a server at the data center from where the web-friendly stream goes out to the world.
WORT 89.9 FM – We are also proud to provide Internet service, web-streaming and archiving solutions to Madison’s community radio station WORT 89.9 FM. A wireless Internet link connects the radio station to the data center, from where the live radio feed is rebroadcast online. The online broadcasts (and archived shows) are multi-streamed, i.e. users have the option to choose the quality or their listening experience based upon the speed of their internet connection. This is a point that is much appreciated by the listeners and fans of the radio station - here in town, around Wisconsin and the world.
We would be remiss not to mention the other wonderful organizations we also help support by volunteering both technical services and expertise: Willy Street Co-op, North-side Business Association, WSUM 91.7 FM, Wil-Mar Neighborhood Association, Madison Music Review, Madison Squash Association, German Shepherd Rescue Alliance of Wisconsin, MAMA (Madison Area Music Awards) and Capital City Soccer