New Zoom service

NORDUnet has launched a proof of concept (POC) for a new web meeting service based on Zoom Video Conferencing

Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined video conference room solution into one platform. Zoom offers video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems. 

Users can quickly connect to meetings with up to 100 participants and easily share content.The Zoom service leverages the ultra high-bandwidth and low-latency Nordic NREN Networks to deliver a high-quality user experience while supporting potentially thousands of simultaneous meetings. 

Zoom can be integrated with learning management systems utilising a simple "URL Click to Call" function making it easy for educators to create virtual classrooms that are accessible across a range of devices. Because Zoom allows guests to easily join meetings, it is also a perfect collaboration platform for researchers working with partners across institutions.  

The NORDUnet Service Benefits are:
- Zoom Meetings are hosted on NORDUnet servers, based in Copenhagen and Stockholm
Zoom is integrated with the NORDUnet Video Conferencing MCU and Global Real Time Communications platforms for free video calls, supporting both H.323 and zip calls
Zoom offers support for Skype for business and other web meeting tool clients
It supports federated single sign-on
Each organisation will get their own administrative domain

For more information and participation in the POC please contact your local NREN or Erik Kikkenborg at NORDUnet.