JANET Videoconferencing

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Paul Bonnet, Videoconferencing Technical Coordinator at JANET UK, the UK's National Education and Research Network (NREN) Provider describes the Videoconferencing service that JANET offers the UK education sector.

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  • No internet vagaries, best connection & speed, supported within the sector, products and services aimed at education and research, Shibboleth, federation, eduroam...
  • JANET Videoconferencing

    1. 1. JanetVideoconferencingpaul.bonnett@ja.netMarch 2012
    2. 2. Some History & Numbers• In current form since 1997• Enables Standards based VC systems to link up via central hubs• 38 venues in 2000• 7169 in 2012• 4200+ hours use in Feb 12• 2780 Sessions in Feb 12• Use growing by 20%
    3. 3. Features•JVCS Management Centre provides telephonesupport before, during and after videoconferences•Meetings booked, launched and managed online•Quality Assurance Testing of all endpoints•Secure VC environment via feature-rich Bookingservice
    4. 4. What can be done?•Automatic launch of sessions•Multipoint conferences•Joining room systems•JVCS desktop users (PCClient)•Linking telephone participants•Remote management•Bridging•Layout control•Recording•Streaming
    5. 5. Flexibility & controlAccess to very advancedfeatures via a web interfaceduring meetings.Lectures or sessions can bepre-configured in specificways so they launchautomatically & can bereplicatedIssues can be dealt with onthe fly by users/admins
    6. 6. Advanced CollaborationOther collaboration systems supported on Janet core• Access Grid• EVO• VisimeetCollaboration tools aimed at providing functionality that does not exist in standards based videoconferencing
    7. 7. All clouds are not equalAll our infrastructure islocated on the backbone ofthe Janet network currentlyat 40G/sUniversities, Colleges, andmany local authoritiesconnected directly to itProvides, speed, quality andsecurity for sector
    8. 8. Continual EnhancementsGreater interoperability Currently Evaluating  H.323 ) Skype )  SIP )ITU Standards Google Talk )Proprietary  PSTN ) Lync )Janet Portal : Easy access / single sign onNew scheduling system with a more advanced interfaceNew streaming system
    9. 9. Links for more informationJanet videoconferencing www.ja.net/videoBooking Service www.ja.net/bookvcJVCS desktop client www.ja.net/desktopcheckCollaboration Services http://www.ja.net/services/video/information.htmlVisimeet http://janet.iocom.co.uk/
    10. 10. THANK YOUJanet, Lumen HouseLibrary Avenue, Harwell OxfordDidcot, Oxfordshiret: +44 (0) 1235 822200f: +44 (0) 1235 822399e: service@ja.net

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