What is in this article?
This article explains the STREAMBOXY objects/concepts that have a supporting role within the STREAMBOXY platform.
A tenant in STREAMBOXY is a logical unit for customers or organisational units within a larger company.
The tenant defines central settings such as:
- Company address in e-mails
- Own e-mail server
- Own domains
- Support Portal
- Administrator access
- API Access
- Corporate Design
In most cases, you have exactly one tenant for your company and can plan events there.
However, in the case of partners, such as agencies and production service providers, one tenant is often created per end customer in order to separate the data and settings of different customers.
In larger organisations, it can also be advantageous to create several tenants for different organisational units.
You will find the name of your tenant in the Backstage interface in the upper left corner. Detailed information on the Stage and Backstage can be found here.
In this image, the tenant name is "Your Brand (Demo Environment)".
Your first tenant is usually created through a request on our website. You will receive an e-mail invitation after you have created your tenant, which allows you to register a user in the tenant.
After activation through STREAMBOXY, partners and agencies can create their own tenants and invite users from their end customers.
If you have more than one tenant, you can switch between them using the "Switch" button.
An event in STREAMBOXY is a logical unit for an event lasting one or more days.
An event is always assigned to a tenant and has at least one session.
Events form the framework for the actual interaction within the sessions and are the place for:
- Attendee management
- Registration processes
- Access control
- Event branding
- E-mail communication
Events inherit default settings such as branding or posters from the tenant. In most cases, however, these can be adapted specifically for an event.
This allows the definition of standards while maintaining flexibility in individual events.
Events can be found in your tenant under the "Events" button in the backstage on the left-hand side. The individual events with date, time and various options for action are displayed on the right under "My Events". If you have created several events in your tenant, you can filter by date, event status and event title in the top line.
To create a new event within your tenant, click on the upper right button "+ Add".
Find detailed information about the creation of an event and general event settings here.
A session in STREAMBOXY is a logical unit for a programme point or format in STREAMBOXY. Sessions are where the actual attendee interaction takes place.
An event in Streamboxy always has a main session (find detailed information about the main session settings here), which is displayed on the start page (lobby) and has any number of sub-sessions, which are displayed and maintained in the agenda, for example.
Find detailed information about the agenda and (sub-)sessions here.
Sessions build on the settings of events and supplement them with session-specific settings.
One of STREAMBOXY's strengths is the support of different session types within a single event, thus offering an attractive format mix.
Currently supported are:
- Livestreams: Suitable for delivering a high quality live video signal, for example from a studio, to a large number ( 1 to over 100,000) of viewers (keynotes, presentations etc.).
Detailed information about livestreams can be found here.
- Conferences: Suitable for interactive exchange in smaller groups via headset and webcam (for example, for breakout sessions, 1:1 conversations, etc.). Detailed information about the STREAMBOXY Conference can be found here.
- Content pages: Suitable for the presentation of editorial content and the embedding of external tools such as networking, third-party streaming, 3d worlds, etc. Detailed information about the content pages can be found here.
For each session type, you can define type-specific settings such as the visibility of recordings during live streaming or camera rights during conferences.
Our AddIn Model even allows you to embed your own session types for other conference solutions, breakout rooms etc. in STREAMBOXY.
For each session, the appropriate interaction tools can be activated and set.
Our AddIn model even allows you to create your own interaction tools, for example for contact forms, shops, feedback, etc.
A participant can switch between different sessions depending on the configuration and permissions. By default, sessions inherit the permissions and roles defined for the users of the event.
Alternatively, individual permissions can be defined for individual sessions. This enables the following scenarios, for example:
- All users are authorised in the keynote, but have individually assigned breakout rooms that are only visible to them
- Users are participants in the event, but speakers in a breakout session
- Depending on the participant category, different VIP or press sessions are available
- Internal orga or test rooms
Find detailed information about individual room permissions here.
Session Status and Poster
A basic concept of STREAMBOXY is that sessions can display appropriate content before, during and after the event.
Before the event, for example, this could be a waiting page with information about the content.
During the session a livestream, conference etc. and after the session for example the recording of the event or a feedback form.
This can be defined with the help of session posters.
Further information on which role is displayed for which status can be found here.