Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting

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PART I/II: Leveraging Statewide Video Conferencing Efforts in Ohio; and Telepresence: A Low Cost Approach, Interoperability and The Commons

Time 10/14/08 04:30PM-05:30PM

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Session Abstract

This 2-part session will include a presentation by Pankaj Shah and David Barber on the collaborative video conferencing efforts in Ohio
and a presentation by Bob Dixon, Gabe Moulton, and Nicholas Thompson on low-cost telepresence solutions.




Part I

Ohio has approached video conferencing services in a collaborative environment. All videoconferencing
assets from three major players - OARnet, eTech and State of Ohio OIT are being put together in the
collaborative architecture. These assets also encompass high definition telepresence, collaboration tools such as
Elluminate, broadcasting assets (satellite dishes etc.)


This collaborative approach has helped create a unified and cost effective service offering for various
stakeholders in education, research and government sectors. We will provide some of the building blocks and best practices that we have created while
coming up with this unified service.




Part II

A low-cost Telepresence kit is now available, and we will describe our experiences with installing and using two of them, including interoperability
with other Telepresence systems and standard videoconferencing systems. The current capabilities of the Internet2 Commons for high-definition video and telepresence will be described.

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Leveraging Statewide Videoconferencing Efforts in Ohio (pdf)

Speaker David Barber eTech Ohio

Speaker Pankaj Shah OARnet

Speaker Matt Valensizi North Carolina State University

media item thumbnail Telepresence: A Low Cost Approach, Interoperability and The Commons (pdf)

Speaker Bob Dixon The Ohio State University and OARnet

Speaker Sam Lisle Fujitsu Laboratories of America

Speaker Gabe Moulton The Ohio State University

Speaker Nicholas Thompson The Ohio State University

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