Zoom Added to Internet2 NET+ Program for Higher Education Video Collaboration
Video Communications Platform can help Higher Education Widely Deploy Collaboration Solutions with New Service Delivery Partnership
SAN JOSE, CA November 28, 2016 - Zoom today announced that it has become an Internet2 NET+ service provider to offer research and education institutions a customized and standards-based version of Zoom's video conferencing solutions. Internet2 NET+ Zoom offers member institutions common pricing and terms, and a secure, trusted framework for encouraging university-wide adoption of Zoom by staff, faculty, and students.
NET+ Zoom enhances collaboration among educators and administrators and allows schools to expand their impact across geographies to reach more students and offer new learning opportunities. Everyone in a university can have online video meetings to attend classes, office hours, and departmental meetings from any device.
This partnership furthers Zoom's long-standing relationship with the education sector. Zoom counts over 5,800 schools among its customers, with extremely high customer satisfaction.
"We have deployed Zoom widely at Notre Dame to our students, faculty, and administrators because the video technology is a good fit for higher education due to its features and fine quality. Their partnership with Internet2 will provide a framework for new institutions to benefit from Zoom,” Paul Drake, Product Services, Office of Information Technologies at the University of Notre Dame.
"Zoom has been very well received in the research and education community, so we are very pleased to enhance Zoom's relationship with our members through the NET+ program," said Ben Fineman, Program Manager for NET+ Video, Voice, and Collaboration Services with Internet2. "This new relationship will be beneficial both to institutions who haven't yet deployed a video solution as well as those already using Zoom."
"We are proud to announce Zoom's partnership with Internet2," said Eric S. Yuan, Founder and CEO of Zoom. "Now more students, teachers, and administrators can benefit from Zoom's high quality video, audio, and screen sharing, as well as our powerful education features such as video breakout rooms, LMS integration, support for Chromebooks, MP4 recording, and video webinars. Internet2 will streamline the purchasing and deployment process for these institutions, giving the best end-to-end customer experience."
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined video conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems such as Polycom and Cisco Tandberg. Zoom is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit zoom.us or follow us @zoom_us.
Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve shared technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. Internet2 also operates the nation's largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, in which the Network Operations Center is powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 93,000 community anchor institutions, 317 U.S. universities, 65 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks, 80 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.