The Rural Technology Initiative ceased operations in 2011. This site is maintained as an archive of works from RTI collaborators from 2000 to 2011 and is no longer updated. RTI's successor and remaining staff can be found at NRSIG.org
ActiveX is a technology developed by Microsoft to download small applications, so-called ActiveX controls, to the client’s computer from where they run when web pages are viewed. They enable different effects and functions to be carried out. ActiveX is used on the RTI site to make it easier to watch streaming video presentations. Unfortunately this technology is often abused and represents a security risk. That is why you might see security alerts when you try to watch a streaming video presentation from the RTI website.
If the following alert pops up while you are on the Rural Technology Initiative website (www.ruraltech.org), you should right click on it and select “Allow Blocked Content…”
After clicking “Allow Blocked Content…” the following security warning will pop up:
Click “Yes” and you will be able to open the web
page and watch the streaming video presentations (assuming you
have the minimum operating system and software installed).