Public Display

Boost public transparency

Improve Public Experience               Visualize Procedures                Technology Integration               

The OpenMeeting Public Display shows critical details about how your meeting is proceeding and makes it easy for the public to following meeting action.

Public government meetings need to ensure they include, of course, the public. It can be difficult for interested and involved citizens to hear and see everything going on in meetings when they are able to attend in person and near impossible to engage when they are not physically present. The Public Display creates meeting visuals that are accessible in person and remotely, making it much easier for onlookers to understand what is being discussed and absorb the more detailed proceedings of a public meeting.

Visual display of electronic voting results for legislative meetings.

Improve Public Experience

In a typical public government meeting, citizens do their best despite technological and environmental challenges to follow the discussion and direction of the meeting. Unfortunately, audio alone is not sufficient to ensure that onlookers are able to understand and comprehend what is being debated and when the discussion has moved to new topics.

That’s what makes the simplicity of the Public Display so powerful. The ability to show on screen what is currently being discussed and where the meeting is relative to the agenda ensures that engaged citizens are tracking with their representatives every step of the way. This greatly reduces confusion and frustration that comes all too easily to concerned public onlookers and makes for more positive and productive meetings.

Visualize Procedures

Even if public participants and observers can keep up with the discussion in a government meeting it is near impossible for them to follow and process all of the motions, seconds, amendments and most importantly votes. That can leave citizens confused and unsure about the process they are participating in.

The Public Display removes the questions around the details of the proceedings and clearly presents to the public what is being considered, who has the floor, who is engaged in specific procedural actions and how each member votes in real-time. This helps the public feel fully engaged in the meeting and greatly reduces confusion and anxiety around the detailed proceedings.

Discussion management speaker queue on a visual display for legislative meetings.

Technology Integration

The Public Display is easy to integrate with your current video and display technology, keeping everyone in the room informed. If you are broadcasting or streaming your open meetings, the Public Display can appear full screen during voting sequences for even greater visibility and clarity around the proceedings for remote participants. The Public Display is flexible and easy to build into your current set-up and powerful enough to support your future aspirations.

When combined with the Meeting Manager and the Discussion Manager, anything is possible including active audio control, automatic video pan, zoom and switching. OpenMeeting experts work with your technology teams and partners to get the most out of your system and create truly engaging meetings for public participants in person and remotely.

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