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TIF presentation on VC, v1.ppt

  1. 1. Video Conferencing in Higher Education TIF Telecoms Technology Members Evening 26 th November 2008 John Boland, Chief Executive, HEAnet
  2. 2. Outline of Presentation <ul><li>HEAnet and its Network Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing Services for HE & R </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Future Directions and Plans </li></ul>
  3. 3. Members of HEAnet Ltd <ul><li>7 Universities </li></ul><ul><li>13 Institutes of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Tipperary Institute, NCI, NCRI </li></ul><ul><li>HEA, NUI, NCAD, NQAI </li></ul><ul><li>CAO, HETAC, IRCSET </li></ul><ul><li>HRB, EPA, RIA >>>>>>> </li></ul><ul><li>In excess of 150,000 user community </li></ul><ul><li>DES / 4000 Schools accessing the infrastructure </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Ireland’s National Education and Research Network : </li></ul><ul><li>Providing high quality Internet Services to Irish universities, Institutes of Technology and the research and educational community, including all Irish primary and post-primary schools; </li></ul><ul><li>Playing an essential role in facilitating leading edge research involving national collaboration amongst Irish researchers and students and internationally with HE&R community across the globe; </li></ul><ul><li>“ HEAnet is at the cornerstone of developing </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland’s knowledge economy” </li></ul>
  5. 5. INEX Belfast Citywest Dublin Galway Limerick Cork
  6. 6. Rate of Network Growth
  7. 7. Network Traffic <ul><li>National and International Dark Fibre Network </li></ul><ul><li>Irish Internet Traffic Record 5.32 GBit/s </li></ul><ul><li>Over 12,000 concurrent viewers on Budget Day </li></ul>
  8. 9. Video Conferencing Services for Higher Education & Research
  9. 10. Video Conferencing Services <ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>GDS </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway </li></ul><ul><li>MCU </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul>
  10. 11. Global Dialling Scheme <ul><li>International Video Conferencing Dialling Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>HEAnet hosts National and Global Root Servers </li></ul><ul><li>Allows simple dialling of national and international Video Conferencing endpoints and services </li></ul>
  11. 12. ISDN Gateway <ul><li>Allows legacy Video Conferencing endpoints & telephone users to avail of HEAnet’s Video Conferencing services </li></ul>POTS GDS IP Network
  12. 13. Multipoint Controller Unit (MCU) <ul><li>Host up to 40 concurrent High Definition calls </li></ul><ul><li>Webcast virtual meeting rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited number of virtual meeting rooms </li></ul><ul><li>A unique video stream for each participant </li></ul>
  13. 14. Video Conferencing Archiving
  14. 15. Case Studies <ul><li>Video Conference Archiving </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tyndall Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conway Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Lecture Archiving </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Case Studies <ul><li>UCD – School of Medicine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Sites connected at HD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple other sites viewing webcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HD Medical Imaging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Design Week Ireland: Reform ‘08 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Site HD Event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cork School of Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carlow IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest Lecture from Professor in Germany </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. High Definition Conferencing <ul><li>CIF (352x288) V's HD (1280x720) </li></ul>
  17. 18. Telepresence <ul><li>Multi-screen High Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive Experience </li></ul><ul><li>True Eye-to-Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth not excessive </li></ul><ul><li>Low latency is key </li></ul>
  18. 19. High Definition VC
  19. 20. HD Video Conferencing Tender <ul><li>Recognition that Video Conferencing can play a vital role </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effective and environmentally friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating collaboration between staff, researchers and students in the Higher Education community. </li></ul><ul><li>HEAnet pushing HD video conferencing as standard platform for large HE & R institutions </li></ul><ul><li>To promote the use of video conferencing, we are procuring a number of High Definition Video Conference end-points, for installation in client meeting rooms. </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences (Remote presentation) </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Music Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul>Video Conferencing Uses

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