The deployment of a Codian MCU has added the capability to connect 40 high definition video sites and 40 telephone calls at the same time. This is in addition to the TANDBERG 800MPS which in its current configuration enables concurrent connection of 40 standard definition (SD) video sites and 32 telephone calls.
JCU utilizes one TANDBERG Video Communication Server Expressway (VCS-E) in combination with two TANDBERG Video Communication Server Controls (VCS-C) to provide secure firewall traversal.
There are two methods of making a connection from an external site into a JCU venue/room: IP or ISDN. The method is dependent upon the equipment type and capability of the external site. The preferred connection method at JCU is over IP but in some instances the call may have to be connected over ISDN.
Zoom, a virtual meeting room (VMR) video conferencing system designed to enhance communication and collaboration, was launched in March 2018. External participants, who experience difficulties in connecting directly to JCU videoconference enabled rooms, are encouraged to make the connection using Zoom. Zoom is available to all staff and students. JCU staff regulalry schedules Zoom meetings by creating a Zoom Meeting through Outlook - the address is format is ZoomID@zoom.aarnet.edu.au, and the ZoomID can be either one issued to a person or one randomly created.
Some staff members at JCU use Cisco Jabber Video (Movi) as their personal high definition (HD) capable, desktop videoconferencing solution. Jabber Video users can be reached from other endpoints and Jabber Video users by dialling the following address format:
Testing the connection (IP or ISDN)
Videoconferencing testing can be conducted by dialling their test unit (Tandberg 990MXP) H323 or SIP email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Videoconferencing & Audio Visual Services at either the Townsville or Cairns campus.