AARNet’s high performing network and Unified Communications Exchange service were showcased at the opening of the state-of-the-art UNE Future Campus in Parramatta.
In an Australian first for the higher education sector, AARNet’s Unified Communications Exchange enabled an immersive video conference experience between three-screen Cisco TelePresence systems located at two different universities – UNE Future Campus in Parramatta and Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
AARNet’s Telepresence Manager Don Mackintosh said, “This is a great example of Australia’s research and education network delivering new technologies and opportunities to support innovation i n teaching, learning and research.”
“Immersive video conferencing requires the transfer of a huge amount data between the locations over low latency, low jitter networks,” he said, citing upwards of 30Mbps for a call between two three-screen systems. This is only possible across a high bandwidth network such as AARNet.
By using VVOIP (video and voice over Internet protocol), the AARNet Unified Communications Exchange makes it consistently easy for end-users to connect a call using a range of devices and systems.
The advantages of the AARNet Unified Communications Exchange service include:
UNE is one of a growing number of Australian universities now using the AARNet Communications Exchange to manage cross institution voice and video calls around Australia and the globe.
AARNet customers interested in finding out more about how to connect to AARNet’s Unified Communications Exchange service, please contact: Jamie Sunderland
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