Janet Videoconferencing - AG Collaboration

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Welcome to the community group for AG Collaboration.

It is a means for customers to provide feedback and receive updates on the service.

AG Collaboration in simple terms is a videoconferencing application that uses audio and video tools allowing people in different locations worldwide to meet. Participants can see and speak to each other in realtime, use online chat and share applications simultaneously. As an application, AG is ideal for any size of meeting due to its scalability. At its most basic it can run on a laptop with webcam using the laptop's display and webcam microphone for a one-to-one meeting or it can be used in a conference room with a server, several high specification cameras and large display boards to create a group-to-group meeting with participants from across the globe.

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Multicast-Unicast Bridging

The Multicast-Unicast Bridges are for sites in the process of establishing multicast connectivity (i.e. new Access Grid sites) and/or for sites with temporary multicast problems. Use of the IOCOM Multicast-Unicast Bridge is available to any site that has passed a QA test (or that has registered on our QA testing programme, but is yet to take one). Use of the other bridges is available to any UK user.

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If your network only supports Unicast and does not support Multicast connections you will need to use a bridge to connect with others using Multicast. The document explains how to bridge to connect with others from June 1st 2012. This is to take into account that the Argonne National Labs will no longer be providing a bridging service after that date.
Please note there will be no change to the current Janet service and support infrastructure.

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To all of the Janet community using EVO:

Please note that the EVO phone bridge number for the UK will be changing.

The new EVO bridge number is 0044 (0) 131 474 4520

Both numbers are now running in parallel.

The old EVO phone bridge number 00 44 161 306 6802 will be turned off on Friday 2nd November, please remove from your listings as soon as possible.

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Please note that Janet users of EVO need to add themselves to the Janet community in the EVO system (if they are not already)  to ensure uninterrupted service of EVO and Seevogh in 2013.More details of how to do this are at http://evo.caltech.edu/evoGate/Documentation/koala/communities/communities.html

To help explain the changes being undertaken with EVO and the transition to Seevogh, the following FAQ have been issued.

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Janet is continually working to evaluate the quality of the VC products available, to ensure the community is able to benefit from improvements using the latest technologies.

The IG2 service has been supported on Janet for a decade. However, when IOCOM launched its replacement Visimeet in 2010, the IG2 system effectively reached end of life. Janet has continued to support the service and servers for the community since then to allow for time to transition. However the hardware is now due for retirement.

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