Northern Grid Proposal Videoconferencing in Schools
Requirement <ul><li>Multipoint Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Intra-Northern Grid Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-RBC...
Solution Manufacturers <ul><li>Polycom – Service Providers choice for MCU solutions in an ISDN environment.  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Where to site solution? </li></ul><ul><li>Middlesbrough PoP </li></ul><ul><li>Firewall DMZ </li></ul><ul><li>Redun...
Solution Components <ul><li>Gatekeeper/Alternate Gatekeeper </li></ul><ul><li>Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) </li></ul><ul>...
The Core Gatekeeper <ul><li>Radvision ECS100 Pro with Firewall Traversal </li></ul><ul><li>500 Registrations </li></ul><ul...
The Alternate Gatekeeper <ul><li>ECS100 Pro Alternate </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates with Core Gatekeeper every 3 seconds ...
Gatekeeper Architecture
<ul><li>If LEA has Gatekeeper then all Intra-LEA traffic stays within LEA </li></ul><ul><li>All Inter-LEA and Inter-RBC tr...
The MCU <ul><li>72 Port MCU @ 768kbps </li></ul>Distributed over 3 1U Chassis each with power supply and 24 port MCU 3 MCU...
MVP <ul><li>Multimedia Video Processor on each MCU </li></ul>Supports 3 or 4 Continuous Presence conferences on each MCU E...
T.120 Data Sharing <ul><li>Application Sharing </li></ul>30 MCU Ports collaborating simultaneously Inclusion:- Access with...
Video Conference Scheduler <ul><li>Schedules Point-to-Point and Multipoint Calls </li></ul>Support for up to 90 endpoints ...
iView Network Manager <ul><li>Network Management Tool </li></ul>Supports 20 elements Total Core Solution incorporates 10 e...
iView Network Manager <ul><li>The iVIEW Network Manager provides a central management interface, enabling network administ...
iView Network Manager
Network Status <ul><ul><li>Element information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endp...
Support Bronze Service <ul><li>         Includes  </li></ul><ul><li>  Project Planning and Installation </li></ul><ul><ul...
Support Silver Service <ul><li>Includes all elements of Bronze Supported Service and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Endpoint predef...
Support Gold Service <ul><li>Includes all elements of Bronze & Silver Services and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling of all...
LEA Gatekeepers <ul><li>Radvision ECS 50 Gatekeeper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighbours with Core Gatekeeper </li></ul></ul><...
Endpoints  Level 1 - Bronze Software  E-Conf Software Codec. Requires PC, Webcam & Microphone H.323 384 kbps Hardware Poly...
Endpoints  Level 2 - Silver Polycom VSX 7000 IP Only Stand Alone Set Top Box Pan Tilt Zoom Camera Table Top Microphone H.3...
Endpoints  Level 3 - Gold Polycom iPower 9800 IP Only Windows 2000 Platform with dedicated Hardware Codec Pan Tilt Zoom Ca...
Core Infrastructure  Pricing ECS100 Pro Gatekeeper Alternate Gatekeeper 72 Port MCU 3 MVP DCS VCS iView Network Manager 3 ...
The Future <ul><li>Solution is fully scaleable </li></ul><ul><li>SIP MCU & Services are available </li></ul><ul><li>Gatewa...
Summary  <ul><li>Easynet manage the network, our strategic partnership will deliver a solution with ownership of all aspec...
Conclusion The 3 organisation partnership presented here today offers quality proven products on a quality proven network ...
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  1. 1. Northern Grid Proposal Videoconferencing in Schools
  2. 2. Requirement <ul><li>Multipoint Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Intra-Northern Grid Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-RBC Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>External IP Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>UKERNA Gateway Conferencing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Solution Manufacturers <ul><li>Polycom – Service Providers choice for MCU solutions in an ISDN environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco – OEM Radvision products </li></ul><ul><li>Radvision – Recognised as strongest IP solution provider. </li></ul><ul><li>H.323 stack designed by Radvision and used by Polycom, Tandberg, Sony, Cisco, Aethra and many more. Radvision Gatekeepers offer end to end network control </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Where to site solution? </li></ul><ul><li>Middlesbrough PoP </li></ul><ul><li>Firewall DMZ </li></ul><ul><li>Redundancy of PoP </li></ul><ul><li>No PoP, No Network, No Videoconferences </li></ul>
  5. 5. Solution Components <ul><li>Gatekeeper/Alternate Gatekeeper </li></ul><ul><li>Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Video Processors </li></ul><ul><li>Video Communication Scheduler </li></ul><ul><li>Data Collaboration Server </li></ul><ul><li>Network Management Application </li></ul><ul><li>Servers for Gatekeepers & Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Architecture </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Core Gatekeeper <ul><li>Radvision ECS100 Pro with Firewall Traversal </li></ul><ul><li>500 Registrations </li></ul><ul><li>100 Concurrent Inter LEA Calls </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchy with UKERNA </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbours with LEA Gatekeepers </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbours with other RBC Gatekeepers </li></ul><ul><li>Routes call traffic through network </li></ul><ul><li>Requires server </li></ul><ul><li>H.323 Proxy built in </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Alternate Gatekeeper <ul><li>ECS100 Pro Alternate </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates with Core Gatekeeper every 3 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Assumes Core Gatekeeper function and identity if core Gatekeeper fails </li></ul><ul><li>Requires server </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gatekeeper Architecture
  9. 9. <ul><li>If LEA has Gatekeeper then all Intra-LEA traffic stays within LEA </li></ul><ul><li>All Inter-LEA and Inter-RBC traffic is routed through the Northern Grid Core Gatekeeper </li></ul><ul><li>Easynet provide routing for Videoconferences to UKERNA on Interconnect and off-net through Internet. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The MCU <ul><li>72 Port MCU @ 768kbps </li></ul>Distributed over 3 1U Chassis each with power supply and 24 port MCU 3 MCU’s but still just 1 service A multipoint service can continue even in the unthinkable event that 2 systems fail Web interface for remote management Bandwidth Load Balancing
  11. 11. MVP <ul><li>Multimedia Video Processor on each MCU </li></ul>Supports 3 or 4 Continuous Presence conferences on each MCU Enhanced trans-coding Bandwidth Video Algorithm Frame Rate Resolution Any Layout Single Call
  12. 12. T.120 Data Sharing <ul><li>Application Sharing </li></ul>30 MCU Ports collaborating simultaneously Inclusion:- Access with NetMeeting over Internet Web Interface Uses ECS Server
  13. 13. Video Conference Scheduler <ul><li>Schedules Point-to-Point and Multipoint Calls </li></ul>Support for up to 90 endpoints Multi Gatekeeper environment Same server as ECS Gatekeeper Web Interface for Remote Management
  14. 14. iView Network Manager <ul><li>Network Management Tool </li></ul>Supports 20 elements Total Core Solution incorporates 10 elements 3 x MCU, 3 x MVP, 2 X Gatekeeper,1 x DCS 1 x VCS Further 9 LEA Gatekeepers Additional elements can be added if required
  15. 15. iView Network Manager <ul><li>The iVIEW Network Manager provides a central management interface, enabling network administrators to easily and intuitively control, configure, and maintain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RADVISION networking infrastructure solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cisco MCM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polycom, Tandberg, SONY and Aethra endpoints </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. iView Network Manager
  17. 17. Network Status <ul><ul><li>Element information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Endpoint information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bandwidth information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B-Channel information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Error Status </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Support Bronze Service <ul><li>        Includes </li></ul><ul><li> Project Planning and Installation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>·        Single point of contact for installation issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>·          Configuration, Testing and Hand over </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>·          Peering with neighbouring Videoconferencing networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>·          Dedicated Account Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>·          Remote & On-Site Technical Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>·          Advanced Hardware Replacement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>·          Video and Telephone Helpdesk for core infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>·          On Site Technical/User Training on installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>·          Ad Hoc User & Technical Training for duration of service contract </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software and Firmware updates </li></ul>2 Years £28235 3 rd Year £14118
  19. 19. Support Silver Service <ul><li>Includes all elements of Bronze Supported Service and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Endpoint predefinition and registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling Facility for all Core MCU calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction with UKERNA Gateway Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video and Telephone Helpdesk for LEA/Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote Endpoint Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build, Maintain and Market database of Videoconferencing endpoints </li></ul></ul>2 Years £35294 3 rd Year £17,647
  20. 20. Support Gold Service <ul><li>Includes all elements of Bronze & Silver Services and </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling of all point to point calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local On-Site support for schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternate Gold Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchased by individual schools per room-based endpoint </li></ul></ul>2 Years £65882 3 rd Year £32941 £300 per year
  21. 21. LEA Gatekeepers <ul><li>Radvision ECS 50 Gatekeeper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighbours with Core Gatekeeper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports 50 Concurrent calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>250 Endpoint registrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes server (if desired) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Year Bronze Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firewall Proxy Upgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firewall Traversal </li></ul></ul>£9,824 £9,410
  22. 22. Endpoints Level 1 - Bronze Software E-Conf Software Codec. Requires PC, Webcam & Microphone H.323 384 kbps Hardware Polycom Via Video II integrated camera, microphone & hardware codec H.323 384 kbps £71 £465
  23. 23. Endpoints Level 2 - Silver Polycom VSX 7000 IP Only Stand Alone Set Top Box Pan Tilt Zoom Camera Table Top Microphone H.323 2 Mbps On Site Installation Bronze Support 3 Years £5,294
  24. 24. Endpoints Level 3 - Gold Polycom iPower 9800 IP Only Windows 2000 Platform with dedicated Hardware Codec Pan Tilt Zoom Camera Voice Activated Tracking Table Top Microphone H.323 4 Mbps 4 Port MCU On Site Installation Bronze Support 3 Years £12,012
  25. 25. Core Infrastructure Pricing ECS100 Pro Gatekeeper Alternate Gatekeeper 72 Port MCU 3 MVP DCS VCS iView Network Manager 3 Server Blades £137,059
  26. 26. The Future <ul><li>Solution is fully scaleable </li></ul><ul><li>SIP MCU & Services are available </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway </li></ul>
  27. 27. Summary <ul><li>Easynet manage the network, our strategic partnership will deliver a solution with ownership of all aspects (Single Point of Contact) </li></ul><ul><li>We have spent 18 months learning to understand the requirements of the Northern Grid network </li></ul><ul><li>Over the last 6 months we have deployed a number of Videoconferencing endpoints on the network </li></ul><ul><li>Over the last 3 months we have supplied and deployed 2 Radvision ECS50 Gatekeepers into LEA’s </li></ul><ul><li>We have assisted and advised on Firewall Configuration issues </li></ul><ul><li>We have worked closely Easynet & Radvision to design a network solution that WILL deliver expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Videonations experienced in Videoconferencing solutions is proven amongst both commercial and educational environments </li></ul>
  28. 28. Conclusion The 3 organisation partnership presented here today offers quality proven products on a quality proven network via experienced people guaranteeing a long term secure investment for Northern Grid
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