Janet Videoconferencing - AG Collaboration

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3 weeks 5 days ago
Group Manager

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.


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.


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.

Example questions


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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