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NORWAY’S LARGEST STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE EMBRACES VIDEOCONFERENCING

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«Videonor provides user-friendly solutions that can be combined with existing infrastructure.»

MARIANN HOLE, DIRECTOR OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT HIOA

Background

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway’s largest state university college, with a student body of 16 000 students and 1 850 employees.

HiOA offers a unique range of professional programs that qualify students for professions that will contribute to future welfare and value creation. Research and development (R&D) is a necessary and vital part of the university college’s curriculum, which in turn fosters a dynamic and innovative educational environment.

Challenge

With 20 video conferencing rooms equipped with hardware from various manufacturers, HiOA recognized the need to integrate their video systems with Skype for Business (Lync) clients, provide virtual meeting rooms to staff, as well as offer streaming and recording of classes to their students.

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«Videonor provides user-friendly solutions that can be combined with existing infrastructure.»

MARIANN HOLE, DIRECTOR OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT HIOA

Background

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) is Norway’s largest state university college, with a student body of 16 000 students and 1 850 employees.

HiOA offers a unique range of professional programs that qualify students for professions that will contribute to future welfare and value creation. Research and development (R&D) is a necessary and vital part of the university college’s curriculum, which in turn fosters a dynamic and innovative educational environment.

Challenge

With 20 video conferencing rooms equipped with hardware from various manufacturers, HiOA recognized the need to integrate their video systems with Skype for Business (Lync) clients, provide virtual meeting rooms to staff, as well as offer streaming and recording of classes to their students.

 

 “With several video conferencing rooms from various manufacturers, HiOA saw the need to integrate with Skype for Business, provide virtual meeting rooms to staff, as well as offer streaming and recording of classes to their students.”

 

Deployment

Together with Acano and TDC, Videonor suggested that HiOA set up a virtual meeting room on Videonor’s platform to connect all endpoints. With the use of the Seevia directory, it was very easy for the users to make video calls from any client to any endpoint, and vice versa. A recording- and live streaming service is also part of the solution.

Results

Now, HiOA has a flexible solution for researchers communicating over video between Europe and US, while saving time and budget. With REC.VC from MNS, several lectures such as pathology and anatomy can be streamed, recorded and distributed to different audiences. Also in the works are interactive seminars, where participants can join the events remotely. All of these solutions aid HiOA’s staff and students in communicating and participating more effectively.

“Videonor provides user-friendly solutions that can be combined with existing infrastructure. Ease of use and scalability were important for us.”, says Mariann Hole, Director of Property Management. It is clear that videoconferencing has become a key factor for future success of the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.

 

 “With several video conferencing rooms from various manufacturers, HiOA saw the need to integrate with Skype for Business, provide virtual meeting rooms to staff, as well as offer streaming and recording of classes to their students.”

 

Deployment

Together with Acano and TDC, Videonor suggested that HiOA set up a virtual meeting room on Videonor’s platform to connect all endpoints. With the use of the Seevia directory, it was very easy for the users to make video calls from any client to any endpoint, and vice versa. A recording- and live streaming service is also part of the solution.

Results

Now, HiOA has a flexible solution for researchers communicating over video between Europe and US, while saving time and budget. With REC.VC from MNS, several lectures such as pathology and anatomy can be streamed, recorded and distributed to different audiences. Also in the works are interactive seminars, where participants can join the events remotely. All of these solutions aid HiOA’s staff and students in communicating and participating more effectively.

“Videonor provides user-friendly solutions that can be combined with existing infrastructure. Ease of use and scalability were important for us.”, says Mariann Hole, Director of Property Management. It is clear that videoconferencing has become a key factor for future success of the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.

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