[Videolib] Internet2 and Videoconferencing

Mark W. Kopp (iu8film@iu08.org)
Mon, 06 Oct 2003 10:56:03 -0400

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Subject: I2-NEWS: Internet2 Commons Offers Universities Scalable,
Easy-to-Use Video Collaboration Service

INTERNET2 COMMONS OFFERS UNIVERSITIES SCALABLE, EASY-TO-USE VIDEO=20
COLLABORATION SERVICE

MULTI-SITE IP VIDEOCONFERENCING SOLUTION FOR ADVANCED COLLABORATION

WASHINGTON, D.C. =96 October 6, 2003 =96 Internet2(R) today announced the=20
launch of the first videoconferencing service from the Internet2 Commons,=20
making group collaboration through videoconferencing as simple as=20
traditional phone conferencing. Network technologies and H.323 video and=20
audio standards combine to create an affordable and accessible service for=
=20
Internet2=92s members and partners.

=93The Internet2 Commons grew out of our members=92 needs for effective=
tools=20
for face-to-face meetings,=94 said Ted Hanss, Director of Applications for=
=20
Internet2. =93Internet2 Commons subscribers can easily reserve=20
videoconferencing ports for time-sensitive meetings such as remote research=
=20
collaborations and regularly scheduled distance learning classes. They can=
=20
also set-up multi-party videoconferences on the spur-of-the-moment.=94

Tyler Johnson, Telecom Systems Analyst at the University of North Carolina=
=20
added, =93This latest videoconferencing service is a vital stride in=20
developing virtual collaboration environments, which can increase=20
efficiencies in higher education and research. The affordable cost and=20
easily deployable technology of the Internet2 Commons makes it the=20
videoconferencing service of choice for the higher education community.=94

For subscribers, the Internet2 Commons provides the equipment, staffing,=20
and expertise to run this new H.323 service, which has been in development=
=20
for two years. H.323 video and audio standards for Internet Protocol-based=
=20
communications allow various vendor endpoints to seamlessly and compatibly=
=20
connect to one another.

The Internet2 Commons Videoconferencing Service via H.323 is provided for=20
the Internet2 community in order to create a global, collaborative=20
environment. The larger goal of the Internet2 Commons is to expand=20
IP-based collaboration opportunities for the Internet2 research and=20
education community, allowing members to work together more effectively=20
over advanced networks in support of research and education. Visit=20
http://commons.internet2.edu/h323/ to participate in the Internet2 Commons=
=20
videoconferencing service.

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About Internet2(R)
Led by more than 200 U.S. universities working with industry and=20
government, Internet2 develops and deploys advanced network applications=20
and technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the=20
creation of tomorrow=92s Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships=20
among academia, industry, and government that helped foster today=92s=20
Internet in its infancy. For more information, visit: www.internet2.edu.

Contact:
Michelle Pollak, Internet2
+1-202-331-5345
mpollak@internet2.edu

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Mark W. Kopp
Circulation Coordinator
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Instructional Materials Services Department
580 Foot of Ten Road
Duncansville, Pa 16635
(814) 695-1972 Phone
(814) 695-3018 Fax
E-Address:
mailto:iu8film@iu08.org
See us on the Web at:
<http://www.iu08.org>http://www.iu08.org
Click on; "Instructional Materials Services"

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Subject: I2-NEWS: Internet2 Commons Offers Universities Scalable,
  Easy-to-Use Video Collaboration Service


INTERNET2 COMMONS OFFERS UNIVERSITIES SCALABLE, EASY-TO-USE VIDEO COLLABORATION SERVICE

 MULTI-SITE IP VIDEOCONFERENCING SOLUTION FOR ADVANCED COLLABORATION

WASHINGTON, D.C. =96 October 6, 2003 =96 Internet2(R) today announced the launch of the first videoconferencing service from the Internet2 Commons, making group collaboration through videoconferencing as simple as traditional phone conferencing.  Network technologies and H.323 video and audio standards combine to create an affordable and accessible service for Internet2=92s members and partners.

=93The Internet2 Commons grew out of our members=92 needs for effective tool= s for face-to-face meetings,=94 said Ted Hanss, Director of Applications for Internet2.  =93Internet2 Commons subscribers can easily reserve videoconferencing ports for time-sensitive meetings such as remote research collaborations and regularly scheduled distance learning classes.  They can also set-up multi-party videoconferences on the spur-of-the-moment.=94

Tyler Johnson, Telecom Systems Analyst at the University of North Carolina added, =93This latest videoconferencing service is a vital stride in developing virtual collaboration environments, which can increase efficiencies in higher education and research.  The affordable cost and easily deployable technology of the Internet2 Commons makes it the videoconferencing service of choice for the higher education community.=94

For subscribers, the Internet2 Commons provides the equipment, staffing, and expertise to run this new H.323 service, which has been in development for two years.  H.323 video and audio standards for Internet Protocol-based communications allow various vendor endpoints to seamlessly and compatibly connect to one another.

The Internet2 Commons Videoconferencing Service via H.323 is provided for the Internet2 community in order to create a global, collaborative environment.  The larger goal of the Internet2 Commons is to expand IP-based collaboration opportunities for the Internet2 research and education community, allowing members to work together more effectively over advanced networks in support of research and education.  Visit http://com= mons.internet2.edu/h323/ to participate in the Internet2 Commons videoconferencing service.

# # #

About Internet2(R)
Led by more than 200 U.S. universities working with industry and government,= Internet2 develops and deploys advanced network applications and= technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation= of tomorrow=92s Internet.  Internet2 recreates the partnerships among= academia, industry, and government that helped foster today=92s Internet in= its infancy.  For more information, visit: www.internet2.edu.

Contact:
Michelle Pollak, Internet2
+1-202-331-5345
mpollak@internet2.edu

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Mark W. Kopp
Circulation Coordinator
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Instructional Materials Services Department
580 Foot of Ten Road
Duncansville, Pa  16635
(814) 695-1972 Phone
(814) 695-3018 Fax
E-Address:
mailto:iu8film@iu08.org
See us on the Web at:
http://www.iu08.org
Click on;   "Instructional Materials= Services"


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