Internet2 Video Services Member Meeting Sessions Announced
As we look forward to the 2012 Spring Internet2 Member Meeting, I wanted to share some highlights of content geared toward community Video Services and interoperable real-time collaboration solutions for research and education. As announced last month, key new initiatives and investments in community video collaboration solutions have been made – specifically, Cisco TelePresence Exchange infrastructure and an expanded set of staff and technical resources from Indiana University and Cisco to support these advanced capabilities. Plus, an exciting announcement will be made at the Meeting introducing new dimensions of capabilities with a session to explore these further. Be sure to catch the following sessions at the Meeting to learn more about Internet2 Video Services and get involved:
Be a part of the newly formed Video interoperability Group. Interoperability is essential for the research and education community to foster effective inter-organizational collaboration. In recent years, the relative success of H.323 adoption has been shaken with the introduction of multiscreen telepresence, increasing SIP adoption, and diverse signaling standards. The goal of this group is to develop and encourage the adoption of interoperable signaling and dialing standards in our community, as well as to bring focus back to cross-vendor interoperability.
This meeting is for those interested in community video and real-time collaboration initiatives including videoconferencing, telepresence, and related topics. Internet2 is also introducing a new participation model to access the Internet2 Video Services, which will be announced and discussed in this forum. This forum provides a venue for Internet2 Video Services users and interested parties to discuss current and future offerings and issues.
Internet2 is working in partnership with several peer NRENs to enable seamless, interoperable, high quality video collaboration across institutional and international boundaries. Specific goals include deployment and connection of common interoperable signaling layers, dialing plans, and bridging resources, and the creation of a common directory and scheduling application. Initial partners include Internet2, JANET, NORDUnet, and RedClara, with the goal of including all interested NREN peers in the future. This session will serve to present the details of this vision, the status of implementation, and opportunities for participation.
Registration is open for the Internet2 Spring Member Meeting - I'm looking forward to seeing many of you there!