Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Funeral homes offer webcasting

High tech has come to the multi-billion-dollar funeral home industry. Crematories are being equipped with touch screen controls. Quick response bar codes are being chiseled onto headstones for visitors to decipher using their smartphones.

In addition, funerals are being streamed online for friends and family members anywhere in the world. For friends and relatives who cannot attend services in person, the option allows loved ones to tune in to services on the Internet.

U.S. mortuaries aren't the only ones using this technology. reports that a funeral home in Wales is offering online services for $123 per viewer.

Source: New York Times

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