The University has recently acquired the license of an enterprise-class video conference (VC) system called Vidyo. Vidyo is supported on common user platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad and Android. When the system is fully deployed, staff will only need to install the Apps for its preferred platform and log on to the Vidyo System to use it. In addition, the system also support de facto standards like WebRTC which allows VC participants to join a session, simply by using a compatible web browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firebox, etc. This is intended for cases when the external VC participants do not have access to special VC facilities.
The servers of the new system are now being installed, tested and tuned. The system will be made available to all staff members. In the meantime, we are inviting interested departments and colleagues with VC needs, to join us in the initial phase of system deployment.