Webconferences

Cisco Meeting Server

For information regarding Cisco Meeting Server at DESY see linkbox.

 

eZuce SRN (formerly known as SeeVogh Research Network)

Since more than 20 years employees from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) developed a web-based videoconference solution for a global research network for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments at CERN, funded by CERN and the US Department of Energy.

After the shortage and later cessation of the funding from the US DoE the company Evogh Inc. was founded in 2006 by the developers.

Since that time Evogh Inc. pursued the concept to offer two product lines, SeeVogh Hybrid Cloud, a commercial cloud-based videoconference solution for a public customer base and in parallel SeeVogh Research Network - SRN, the continuation of the EVO service as an established solution for scientific research, also used at DESY. Until 2011 this service was free of charge for the research communities. This changed after the decision of the LHC experiments at CERN in favour of the Vidyo videoconference solution. In 2013 Evogh Inc. introduced a fee-based support model.

At the end of October 2014 Evogh Inc. was acquired by eZuce Inc, a provider for open telephony and unified communication solutions. Years of experience of both companies will merge in future product enhancements. The two well-known product lines SeeVogh Hybrid Cloud and SeeVogh Research Network SRN will continue according to customs.

Until the official release of the revised software client - renamed to "eZuce SRN ViewMe” the "SeeVogh Research Network Client” can be used in accustomed manner. The software can be downloaded from http://srn.ezuce.com/downloads. New accounts can be acquired during startup of the SeeVogh Research Network client. Users belonging to one of the communities DESY, H1, ZEUS, HERMES, Terascale or XFEL and having a valid DESY- or XFEL email address are automatically authorised to create a new SeeVogh account. Otherwise contact the Meeting Service Team.

Vidyo - Desktop videoconferencing for CERN and the LHC communities

The service is opened to all users who own a valid, active, CERN account. They can register to the CERN Vidyo service on the CERN account management page in the “Applications and Resources” section. Once registered, users can login to the CERN Vidyo portal and book Vidyo resources using Indico. Registered users can use all the Vidyo service features and can also invite non-registered users to Vidyo meetings.

Non-registered users can be invited to meetings as guests. They cannot login nor create Vidyo meetings or book other service resources on Indico.

Participate in a Vidyo Meeting as guest:

1.) Dial-In with a Videoconference device or a H.323 Videoconference-Software Client: Dial the CERN Vidyo H.323 Gateway by hostname - vidyogw.cern.ch, as an alternative using the corresponding IP address - 188.184.66.56. For all CISCO Videoconference devices at DESY this address is stored in the local phonebook. You are requested to enter the Vidyo-Meeting-ID followed by the # key. You can lookup the Meeting-ID from your invitation email.

2.) Dial-In by WebRTC: Enter the URL - https://vidyowebrtc.web.cern.ch im Browser (Chrome oder Firefox). Microsoft Internet Explorer oder Mac OSX Safari are currently not yet supported. On the following page enter the “ROOM URL” by copying and pasting the Link from your invitation email. If set, enter the Room Pin and provide your guest-name. By clicking to “Join the room” you will establish the connection.

3.) As of now connections to the CERN Vidyo conference system by phone can be established via the DESY extension 1350 (with international prefix: +49 40 8998 1350). After the welcome message press “1” for joining a conference, then enter the Vidyo extension of the meeting followed by the # key. If the meeting is pin protected enter the meeting pin, followed by the # key afterwards.


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Adobe Connect webconference service

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing tool free of charge for DFN videoconference users. The range of features comprises audio-, video- and desktop/presentation transmission, chat and recording. Connections to the DFN MCU service can be established from within Adobe Connect.

If you want to host an Adobe Connect meeting, please send us a signed email with your first name, last name and your email address to anmeldung@vc.dfn.de.