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Mconf: An Open Source
Multiconference
System for Web and Mobile Devices
Inputs taken from Valter Roesler, Felipe Cecagno, ...
4 groups of Video conference
Systems
1. Room: Hardware, eg. Polycom, Lifesize, Vidyo
2. Telepresence: Cisco telepresence
2
3. Desktop: Installs and launches system on computer eg.
Vidyo, Zoom, Skype
4. Web: Run within a browser - Adobe Connect, ...
What is Mconf?
• Developed by Brazilian NREN, RNP
• Open source conferencing system for web and
mobile devices
• Distance ...
Mconf as an alternative to
commercial web conferencing
• Compares well with Adobe Connect use
and features
• Will replace ...
Web conference, hosted within browser
6
Mconf Exploratory Services
1. Mconf portal hosted at mconf-fid.sanren.ac.za
• Mconf-Live webconferencing software is on th...
Mconf Production Service
• To be launched by 1 July 2015
• To be hosted on TENET infrastructure
8
How to access the production service
Preferred:
• Get your institution to join
• All users at the institution will then be...
10
Mconf features that will be tested
for production
• Real-time communication with audio and
video
• Screen and presentation...
Mconf features that will be tested
for production
• Recording server
• Scalability and monitoring
• Mobile client compatib...
13
Web portal
Document sharing page
14
Use on mobile devices
15
Lock speak/Push to talk functions
Idea is to be able use your
mobile phone as a remote
to conduct conference
16
Summary
• Mconf experimental service will be a free web conferencing
service offered to the research and education communi...
Contact kisaac@csir.co.za
18
For further info on Mconf:
Contact fid-pilot@tracker.sanren.ac.za http://www.safire.ac.za/
To...
Thank you for listening
19
Questions?
Possible future developments
promised by RNP
• To create an HTML5 client, in order to have
web conference in other mobile ...
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  1. 1. Mconf: An Open Source Multiconference System for Web and Mobile Devices Inputs taken from Valter Roesler, Felipe Cecagno, Leonardo Crauss Daronco and Fred Dixon Presented by Kasandra Isaac SANReN Engineer
  2. 2. 4 groups of Video conference Systems 1. Room: Hardware, eg. Polycom, Lifesize, Vidyo 2. Telepresence: Cisco telepresence 2
  3. 3. 3. Desktop: Installs and launches system on computer eg. Vidyo, Zoom, Skype 4. Web: Run within a browser - Adobe Connect, Big Blue Button, Mconf 3
  4. 4. What is Mconf? • Developed by Brazilian NREN, RNP • Open source conferencing system for web and mobile devices • Distance education, remote meetings, broadcasting events • Based on Big Blue Button • The client runs with Adobe Flash Player • Offers roles of viewer or moderator 4
  5. 5. Mconf as an alternative to commercial web conferencing • Compares well with Adobe Connect use and features • Will replace current Adobe Connect trial installation hosted by SANReN Competency Area • Open source • Cost recovery only for technical support 5
  6. 6. Web conference, hosted within browser 6
  7. 7. Mconf Exploratory Services 1. Mconf portal hosted at mconf-fid.sanren.ac.za • Mconf-Live webconferencing software is on the back- end of the service • Mconf-Live connects with other Mconf-Live servers globally – for scalability • Integrated with SA federation • Currently only IPv4 compatibly 2. Mconf portal hosted at mconf.c4.csir.co.za • BBB is the backend on the webconferencing software 7
  8. 8. Mconf Production Service • To be launched by 1 July 2015 • To be hosted on TENET infrastructure 8
  9. 9. How to access the production service Preferred: • Get your institution to join • All users at the institution will then be able to register themselves on Mconf with their institution’s credentials 9
  10. 10. 10
  11. 11. Mconf features that will be tested for production • Real-time communication with audio and video • Screen and presentation sharing, whiteboard, chat, and shared notes during the session • Web portal - to start and participate in web conferences easily • Supported in all modern web browsers and operating systems • Federated Identity integration 11
  12. 12. Mconf features that will be tested for production • Recording server • Scalability and monitoring • Mobile client compatibility • Integrated with web applications, such as Moodle 12
  13. 13. 13 Web portal
  14. 14. Document sharing page 14
  15. 15. Use on mobile devices 15
  16. 16. Lock speak/Push to talk functions Idea is to be able use your mobile phone as a remote to conduct conference 16
  17. 17. Summary • Mconf experimental service will be a free web conferencing service offered to the research and education community • Mconf production service will be hosted by TENET • Launched as a production service by 1 July 2015 • Replace the Adobe Connect trial installation hosted by the SANReN Competency Area • Can be used from within a web browser, as centralised service provided by the SA NREN • Vidyo and Mconf are complementary services • Preferred method of accessing the service – Join SAFIRE federation 17
  18. 18. Contact kisaac@csir.co.za 18 For further info on Mconf: Contact fid-pilot@tracker.sanren.ac.za http://www.safire.ac.za/ To join SAFIRE Federation: Start experimenting with Mconf at: https://mconf.c4.csir.co.za https://mconf-fid.sanren.ac.za (Must be member of SAFIRE) https://mconf.org (hosted by RNP)
  19. 19. Thank you for listening 19 Questions?
  20. 20. Possible future developments promised by RNP • To create an HTML5 client, in order to have web conference in other mobile platforms such as iOS and Windows Phone. • To simplify the web portal, allowing the user to know who is available in each community and create easily a web conference with them. • To allow interaction with room systems like Polycom, using H.323 or SIP. 20

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