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Paderborn University in spring. Show image information

Paderborn University in spring.

Photo: Paderborn University, Kamil Glabica.

Video and web conference

Through DFN-Verein, IMT offers the use of video and web conferences to all employees and lecturers of the university (faculties, institutes, chairs, facilities, committees, university groups). Video and web conferences enable a virtual meeting of two or more spatially separated partners, who can communicate with each other in real time via video and audio. Furthermore, the exchange and editing of different data (video, audio, text) is possible.
 

Video conference

The University of Paderborn uses the DFNVideoConference service of the DFN. It offers the possibility to communicate with other users from a PC, a workstation or a room system by means of a point-to-point conference or a multipoint conference.

The following functions are available:

  • Point-to-point conferences and multipoint conferences
  • Direct use from the workplace (meeting room DFN services required) or via the video conference system
  • Document Sharing
  • Video conference in HD quality
  • Passive conference participation via the streaming function
  • International accessibility via the gatekeeper structure
     

Web conference with DFNconf and Adobe Connect (eLearning scenarios)

The University of Paderborn uses the services DFNconf (video conferencing service) and Adobe Connect (more for eLearning scenarios) offered by DFN. This enables all employees of the university to create and use virtual meeting rooms without prior registration. Click here to go to the host portal of DFN. With DFNconf, various end devices (computers via browser (Pexip application), smartphones with Pexip App, hardware videoconferencing systems via H323 or sip procedure) can be dialed into a conference via Skype for Business software or simply by telephone (audio only).

Click here for a step-by-step guide to create meeting rooms for DFNconf video conferencing or Adobe Connect.

Technical requirements for web conferences via computer:

  • Internet connection (fixed network more stable than WLAN)
  • Headset / external microphone
  • Webcam

The following functions are offered:

  • Audio/Video multipoint conferences
  • Application and desktop sharing
  • Streaming and recording (DFNconf)
  • Chat (Adobe Connect)
  • Meeting recording (Adobe Connect)
     

Video conference room H1.314

The video conference room H1.314 is equipped with the Lifesize Room 220 video conference system, which transmits in HD quality and supports document sharing. The room acoustics have been improved by using sound-absorbing materials. The room is suitable for up to 12 people. For more than 12 people, the Lifesize Room 220 can also be used in a multimedia lecture room. Additional wireless microphones are available for this purpose.
 

Desktop solution

In order to carry out classic video conferences from the workplace, a webcam, a headset, a good Internet connection and special video conferencing software (usually a purchased version) are required. There are various software solutions available for a fee, such as "LifeSize SoftPhone".

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