Expand the reach, richness, and retention of your educational programs with personal telepresence service from NET+ Vidyo delivered by IDSolutions.
NET+ Vidyo delivered by IDSolutions is a fully featured collaboration solution that delivers video, audio and content collaboration and conferencing with streaming and recording capabilities for desktops, mobile and room-based video endpoints. The off-the-shelf applications and products feature an intuitive user interface that is accessed within the cloud, but unlike other NET+ offerings, it supports a flexible deployment model to optimize call routing based on specific use cases. By installing software based instances of infrastructure elements either on-premise or in the cloud, IDSolutions provides the flexibility to optimize your WAN resources while adhering to your existing deployment methodologies. The service features a concurrent licensing model that allows you to purchase a set number of licenses to be used across a broad user based. This offers the flexibility to size the deployment to your immediate needs and lets you scale on-demand rather than requiring you to purchase a site license based upon total student population. This service is also white-glove; we provide equipment installation, turn-up, user training and adoption services and level 2/3 support so that you can focus on internal promotion.
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IDSolutions (IDS) is a full-service video integrator, recently ranked by System Contractor News (SCN) as #44 in the national top 50 and awarded the Excellence in Business Award for Growth Strategies for our cloud-based solution offerings. Recognized by the World Economic Forum as a technology pioneer, Vidyo delivers the highest quality video, audio and content conferencing and collaboration platform that performs reliably over variable public networks and end user devices using Vidyo or third party endpoints or as an integrated component of workflow applications and webportals via VidyoWorks™ APIs. In summary, the service is:
- Based on Vidyo technology
- Offered on the Internet2 backbone as part of the NET+ service family
- Delivered, administered and supported by IDSolutions
NET+ Vidyo delivered by IDSolutions fits the needs of the educational community by providing a turn-key video conferencing, streaming and recording platform designed to help staff, guests and students collaborate effortlessly and more effectively. Packages available for as few as 25 concurrent licenses and scale to the thousands.
Our NET+ offering provides the following features and benefits:
- Click-to-Connect – face-to-face collaboration is just a click away using Vidyo’s universal meeting invitations sent from the calendar and email tools already in use.
- Browser-based Guest Access – non-credentialed guests can join conferences simply from within their browsers using VidyoWeb™for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mobile that Performs on Variable Devices and Networks – thanks to Vidyo’s patented adaptive technology, mobile device users can expect consistent high quality over WiFi and 4G networks. With more than 70 supported mobile devices you can be sure of broad compatibility across your entire user group
- Rich UC Desktop Capability – Vidyo Desktop™ chat feature allows for sending private (individual) or public (group) messages while in a virtual meeting room. Leverage presence information to add participants on the fly or the active contact list to remotely control a Far End Camera Controllable camera.
- Rich Content Collaboration – multiple users can share documents, media, websites, etc. concurrently and right from their desktops, tablets or group systems on-demand without having to upload to a shared location. Using the VidyoSlate™ app on a tablet, users can view and annotate shared content as well as whiteboard, leveraging the device’s multi-touch interface for natural drawing. This allows true real-time collaboration.
- Scale meetings to any size – ideal for both ad-hoc and scheduled meetings where participants might be joining from a variety of devices such as laptops, iPads, desktop, mobile and room-based systems
- Simple Self-service Group Solutions – with Exchange® calendar integration, scheduling and join conferences from groups systems has become a one-click operation, making it easy for the most technically challenged users to become self-sufficient in the conference room.
- Simple and Flexible Conference Moderation – the meeting host or anyone of the host’s choosing can moderate the conference and control participant audio and video, add and remove participants, lock the meeting room, start recording, or end the conference via an intuitive web interface.
- Robust Security - everything you need to keep your communication safe and secure including end-to-end encryption for media and signaling, the ability to create and change PIN codes for conferences as well as lock virtual meeting rooms once conference is underway.
- SAML/Shibboleth access – provides a universal and secure cloud-based access mechanism
- Recording, playback and streaming ability – users can record, stream and playback previously recorded assets on-demand through an intuitive user interface
- Full Interoperability with legacy H.323 systems– our bridging capabilities allow you to connect legacy devices such as Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, Lifesize and more to any user’s virtual meeting room
- Integration with Workflow Apps via API – need a custom client or to integrated the Vidyo solution inside of a workflow app or web portal? No problem. The VidyoWorks™ platform has an incredibly rich suite of APIs to enable you to use Vidyo wherever and whenever it makes the most sense for your users.
- The first is our concurrent licensing model that allows for over subscription and makes the service truly affordable for department level deployment. With a 50:1 oversubscription model at the lowest tier (Tier 1), a 25 concurrent license package is just $1 per license per month. As you move up through the license tiers the price drops to about .50 per license per month.
- The second feature is our community license pool for Tier 4 and higher subscribers. IDSolutions provides a shared pool of licenses that can be used in conjunction with your purchased licenses for a variety of uses such as MOOC’s, teacher-student meetings, research collaboration and more. This further reduces your total cost while easily doubling the number of your available licenses.
- Unlimited video conferencing use
- Desktop, laptop and mobile clients
- VidyoSlate for collaboration
- Full user and directory management
- Lync and Sametime plug-ins
- IDSolutions offers a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) that was developed in cooperation with the Healthcare and Educational community along with Internet2 to enable HIPPA-compliant usage. This option is offered to all NET+ Vidyo/IDSolutions customers.Our NET+ service is hosted right alongside the Internet2 POP with geographically separated, enterprise-grade backup data centers across the US. Each data center provides 99.9% network uptime along with on-site security and 24x7x365 monitoring. A fully redundant internal storage cluster is used for storage of sensitive data behind an enterprise-grade firewall. Internet and Internet2 backbones each have redundant pathways.
- All data is AES encrypted with SSL from client to server to ensure the most secure offering in the NET+ service suite.
- Unlike other services that leverage file uploads to share content, our NET+ offering shares content right from your desktop to ensure 100% security. The same is true for recorded content; a dedicated appliance that resides on the customer’s premise is used to ensure privacy and permissions to access content are tied directly into the directory services application.
FERPA, HIPAA and Grant Requirements
- IDSolutions offers a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) that was developed in cooperation with the Healthcare and Educational community along with Internet2 to enable HIPPA-compliant usage. This option is offered to all NET+ Vidyo/IDSolutions customers.
- The NET+ service is a perfect fit for grants such as RUS and we can provide access to a grant writer on that can help you with your grant application.
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Interested organizations can sign up now for a free trial by contacting Sandy on the NET+ Vidyo adoption team by clicking here: Flame NET+ Vidyo Trial Request (email@example.com). To learn more about the Vidyo technology or VidyoWorks™ platform and API, contact Mark Noble (firstname.lastname@example.org).