Using Zoom for video and web conferencing

Posted 21 Jul 2014 9:59am By

AARNet recently announced support for the Zoom video and web conferencing tool, and after some initial tests my impressions are that it’s great. At this stage it would be a more suitable option for many users currently using Adobe Connect or Skype for small meetings due to it’s quality of video, ease of use and feature set. Along with features such as dial in via H.323 videoconferencing and telephone is the ability to run screen sharing with sound and annotation. You can think of the feature-set as a cross between standards based H.323 video conferencing, Skype and Adobe Connect.

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Using the AARNet National Video Conferencing Service to book multi-point video conferences

Posted 02 Jun 2014 12:35pm By

AARNet’s National Video Conferencing Service (NVCS) is a resource that enables standards-based video collaboration for the higher-education sector.

One of the main benefits of the AARNet conferencing system is connecting multiple sites via different technologies and protocols, something most web conferencing systems are not able to do. It is possible to bridge the following together into one seamless meeting:

Room-based H.323 video conference system
Desktop computer or mobile app with SIP/H.323 software (Cisco Jabber for Telepresence, Polycom, Mirial Clearsea)

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Teleworking @ Unimelb

Posted 05 Mar 2014 12:20pm By

Until recently, Teleworking has been a seldom discussed and little understood topic at the University. However, technology improvements coupled with the increased recognition of flexible work arrangements have meant it is rare to find a staff member nowadays who hasn’t checked their email outside of the office.

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