Internet2 Commons Services for the K20 Community Bob Dixon   OSCNet and Ohio State University K20 Initiative Meeting Inter...
What is The Internet2 Commons? <ul><li>A production H.323 video conferencing bridging service, and many related services <...
The Internet2 Commons Mission <ul><li>Promote and facilitate remote collaboration throughout the global research and educa...
Internet2 Commons Philosophy  <ul><li>We are here to HELP people, not to run a business. </li></ul><ul><li>We believe in t...
Current Internet2 Commons Services <ul><li>Scheduled video conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-hoc video conferences </li></u...
Current Internet2 Commons Services (cont.) <ul><li>Unlimited free gatekeeper registration for anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Ope...
New Trial Internet2 Commons Services <ul><li>Site Coordinators run the Commons MCUs themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Live mon...
Why Should I Join The Commons? <ul><li>You have need of bridging multiple H.323 sites for distance education, bringing in ...
Who can join the Commons? <ul><li>Any non-profit or educational  </li></ul><ul><li>organization affiliated with Internet2 ...
As a Commons member, who can I conference with? <ul><li>ANYBODY anywhere in the world who has H.323 capability </li></ul><...
How To Join the Commons <ul><li>Designate and train a Site Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://commons.internet2.ed...
Current Commons Members Boston College Carnegie Mellon (Qatar) CILC CIC (Big 10) CLARA (Latin America Network) Clemson Con...
0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 WUSL RCMI LGTRC CSNP UAB Duke NIH NEESit UPR-PHS CLARA Rutgers CTC CIC UMich...
MAGPI  Commons Usage Heather Weisse P.S. - MAGPI suggested most of the new services
What does the Commons get you? <ul><li>Mature technology, accepted standards, multiple vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced ...
Special FREE TRIAL period During the month of May, ALL Commons services, both current and new, are FREE to everyone. Note,...
<ul><li>Site Coordinator Training Course </li></ul><ul><li>WEDNESDAY  12-5 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Available on-site here and...
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Dixon Commons Spring08

  1. 1. Internet2 Commons Services for the K20 Community Bob Dixon OSCNet and Ohio State University K20 Initiative Meeting Internet2 Spring Member Meeting Arlington, Virginia April 21, 2008
  2. 2. What is The Internet2 Commons? <ul><li>A production H.323 video conferencing bridging service, and many related services </li></ul><ul><li>A test bed for new videoconferencing and collaboration tools </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Internet2 Commons Mission <ul><li>Promote and facilitate remote collaboration throughout the global research and education community by means of standards-based technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Build on useful technologies to create collaboration services that are: sustainable, scalable, and affordable </li></ul><ul><li>Push developers to interoperate and listen to our users </li></ul>
  4. 4. Internet2 Commons Philosophy <ul><li>We are here to HELP people, not to run a business. </li></ul><ul><li>We believe in the power of video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>to promote world togetherness. </li></ul><ul><li>We use a shared, decentralized support model, </li></ul><ul><li>to decrease costs and increase collegiality. </li></ul><ul><li>We encourage vendors to donate equipment </li></ul><ul><li>and services, to decrease costs and provide </li></ul><ul><li>exposure and recognition for them. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Current Internet2 Commons Services <ul><li>Scheduled video conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Ad-hoc video conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Technical help from the OSCnet NOC and OSU professional staff </li></ul><ul><li>Video streaming and archiving </li></ul><ul><li>Access to collaboration tools: </li></ul><ul><li>IOCOM, Microsoft Conference XP, Vidyo </li></ul>
  6. 6. Current Internet2 Commons Services (cont.) <ul><li>Unlimited free gatekeeper registration for anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Operation of Gatekeepers: </li></ul><ul><li>Western Hemisphere World Gatekeeper; </li></ul><ul><li>both of the redundant North America Gatekeepers </li></ul><ul><li>both of the redundant Commons Gatekeepers; </li></ul><ul><li>the historic Free Love Gatekeeper. </li></ul><ul><li>Free support of many events, such as Megaconferences (NOV 6!), Megaconference Juniors, Gigaconferences, Collaboranzas, Internet2-related conferences (such as this one), etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing training courses </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Trial Internet2 Commons Services <ul><li>Site Coordinators run the Commons MCUs themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Live monitoring of video conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Guaranteed gatekeeper support and assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Video streaming and archiving, NOT associated with a video conference </li></ul><ul><li>These are all optional additional services, with additional costs. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why Should I Join The Commons? <ul><li>You have need of bridging multiple H.323 sites for distance education, bringing in branch campuses, town meetings, etc </li></ul><ul><li>You have your own bridging service and you want overflow or back-up service </li></ul><ul><li>You need streaming video and archiving of your video conferences </li></ul><ul><li>You need technical assistance </li></ul><ul><li>You would like to try out the collaboration tools </li></ul>
  9. 9. Who can join the Commons? <ul><li>Any non-profit or educational </li></ul><ul><li>organization affiliated with Internet2 </li></ul><ul><li>You need not be connected to Internet2. </li></ul>
  10. 10. As a Commons member, who can I conference with? <ul><li>ANYBODY anywhere in the world who has H.323 capability </li></ul><ul><li>They need not be Internet2 members </li></ul><ul><li>They need not be Commons members </li></ul><ul><li>They need not be connected to Internet2 </li></ul>
  11. 11. How To Join the Commons <ul><li>Designate and train a Site Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://commons.internet2.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the membership application form </li></ul><ul><li>Pay the basic membership fee ($2000 for 300 port hours/year) (Highly subsidized) </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconference away! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Current Commons Members Boston College Carnegie Mellon (Qatar) CILC CIC (Big 10) CLARA (Latin America Network) Clemson Concurrent Technologies Duke Green Building Alliance Harvard Internet2 Jackson State MAGPI Michigan (3) Northwestern Ohio Supercomputer Center Ohio State OSHEAN Rutgers San Diego Supercomputer Center Alabama - Birmingham Connecticut Iowa Minnesota Univ Puerto Rico (2) St Thomas Wisconsin Washington Univ
  13. 13. 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 WUSL RCMI LGTRC CSNP UAB Duke NIH NEESit UPR-PHS CLARA Rutgers CTC CIC UMichLRC ATRAP CMUQuatar MHRI Uwisc OhioState U Iowa Internet2 MAGPI Internet 2 Commons Port Hours Used in 2007
  14. 14. MAGPI Commons Usage Heather Weisse P.S. - MAGPI suggested most of the new services
  15. 15. What does the Commons get you? <ul><li>Mature technology, accepted standards, multiple vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced features in multiple MCUs </li></ul><ul><li>Help! when you need it…and before </li></ul><ul><li>MCUs and gatekeepers have unlimited bandwidth connectivity to the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>All equipment is remote-controlled, and located in a secure, environmental and power controlled facility. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Special FREE TRIAL period During the month of May, ALL Commons services, both current and new, are FREE to everyone. Note, however that only certified site coordinators can request services.
  17. 17. <ul><li>Site Coordinator Training Course </li></ul><ul><li>WEDNESDAY 12-5 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Available on-site here and remotely via video conferencing. </li></ul><ul><li>It is NOT TOO LATE to enroll. Go to the registration area. </li></ul><ul><li>Options: </li></ul><ul><li>Take the course here on-site. $100 including lunch and handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Go back home and take the course from there. $75 </li></ul><ul><li>Contact people back home and have them take the course </li></ul><ul><li>from there. $75 each. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t miss out on the FREE services during May! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions?

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