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Internet2 Introduces Video Services Participation for all Members

Apr 13, 2012, by Ben Fineman
Tags: bad_text, Collaboration, imported, Internet2 Member, Internet2 Video Exchange, Products & Services, Video Services

Photo of two Internet2 staff collaborating over video

Community collaboration is critical to the collective advancement of research and education.  To better facilitate this goal, today I am excited to announce the inclusion of basic Video Services as yet another benefit of Internet2 membership. Along with the upcoming addition of Cisco TelePresence Exchange services to the interoperable Internet2 Video Services environment, this benefit will enable better real-time collaboration for researchers and educators through access to dependable, high quality video communications.

All dues-paying Internet2 member institutions will be eligible to enroll as participants in our Video Services at no additional cost. This participation includes:

  • A four screen Standard Virtual Room. Standard Virtual Rooms are interoperable with standards-based H.323, SIP, and TIP endpoints. These rooms leverage shared infrastructure and access during peak usage periods is not guaranteed.
  • Up to ten direct endpoint registrations. These endpoints can be H.323 today, or SIP including Cisco TelePresence coming in May.
  • Unlimited endpoint registrations for members who aggregate endpoints through their own infrastructure.

We will announce more details at the Internet2 Video Services Forum in  Arlington, VA and begin accepting applications for participation in May. In the meantime, please find more information here, or email us with any questions.