Library items tagged: Vscene

IP ADDRESSES AND PORTS USED BY Vscene In the situation where a codec/endpoint is sitting behind a firewall or router with ACL’s,the following IP addresses and ports will need to be accessible to it in order for it to usethe Vscene's Vidyo Gateways, gatekeepers & SIP registrars. H.323: Vscene GATEKEEPERS 194.80.134.34 (Primary GK) 194.80.134.67 (Secondary GK) TCP          1719 to 65535 UDP        1719 to 65535
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The VTAS service has now been retired (May 2017). In a new partnership with Ajenta, Jisc are planning the next evolution of the Vscene videoconferencing service. As part of this change Jisc has decided to retire the VTAS service.
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Vscene enables the educational community to collaborate with museums, libraries, galleries, archives and other providers of educational resources that meet certain requirements (accredited Content Providers: Content Providers must be recommended by a Local Authority, Grid for Learning, LTS or C2KNI).
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Jisc support Content Providers in the delivery of educational videoconferences via Vscene. Jisc can consult with any prospective and existing Content Provider at no charge. Jisc has worked with Content Providers on using Vscene, solving technical networking or production issues, advising on hardware and piloting new educational content. See below for:
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Contact Details Operational hours   Contact Details Vscene Management Centre The Ajenta Hub 96-2 Commercial QuayEdinburghEH6 6LX E-mail: vscene@jisc.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)131 512 2002 or 0330 020 0404
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Visimeet is a video collaboration tool designed specifically for the education and research sector and offers:
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A third option is “Continual Presence” where the picture is segmented to show images of each site continuously, with the sound being voice switched. With continual presence it is important to appreciate that the greater the number of sites and the smaller their individual images the less easy it is to recognise anything meaningful on the viewing screen. It does depend on viewing distance etc. but generally, continual presence is unworkable for more than four sites.
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Conferencing between two sites is termed “Point to Point” and is the most frequently used method. It only requires equipment at each site and the network of choice. If more than two sites require a simultaneous conference, this is termed “Multipoint” conferencing, and an additional specialised piece of equipment is required, called a “Multipoint Control Unit” or MCU. Some videoconferencing CODECs can support limited multipoint working (e.g. up to 4 sites). Generally, MCU’s are very expensive and are rented from service providers just for the duration of a conference.
Vscene is a service created and operated by Jisc for UK education and research and the public sector. Vscene provides vidoeconferences in virtual rooms or schedule sessions via standards based systems, browsers and phones. Vscene provides a live conference management interface providing many control options not normally available in a videoconference, including streaming and recording.