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Written by Matt Frazer


Online funerals are a perfect way to allow friends and family members who cannot attend a funeral service to feel that they are a part of the life celebration. They also can help alleviate any feelings of guilt for not being at the funeral. Likewise, client families gain a sense of relief knowing that all those who loved the deceased are able to join in and witness the last event to be held for the loved one who has died.


There are many reasons that can impede someone from being able to attend a funeral service for a loved one. Military personnel deployed overseas, work commitments that cannot be changed, weddings, and other long-planned events are just a few of the numerous explanations that prevent funeral attendance.


Being unable to be present for a loved one’s final sendoff can be detrimental for both the absent mourner as well as the bereaved family. Deep feelings of guilt and regret can trouble the person who can’t attend. Feelings of anger and resentment, along with a feeling that the departed was not cared for can trouble the client family. However, with amazing technology that broadcasts an online funeral across the globe, everyone the family designates can attend a funeral online.


In order for you to offer this service to your community, you will need funeral software that allows you to manage this process. With a simple video package — which includes a tripod, HD camera, wireless microphone, and a USB capture device — you can be up and running in a matter of minutes.


In addition to being a convenient offering in its own right, the best funeral webcasting software includes live and delayed streaming capabilities. This feature enables the viewer to attend the funeral service live or watch it later at a more suitable time. Global distribution that includes many servers that simultaneously stream the event ensure that it can be viewed from almost anywhere the internet reaches.


When you think about it, there seems to be no good reason to prevent you from supplying this service. Why risk losing potential business when the funeral home down the street begins to offer the latest technology? After all, online funerals benefit everyone — you and your funeral home, the friends and family who cannot attend, as well as the family who is sending off their loved one.


Download Tribute Center for free to set up funeral webcasting!