Elluminate Debuts Video Collaboration Software

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Elluminate this week introduced a new software tool designed to provide educators and students with live, collaborative video capabilities.

The new Elluminate VCS offers real-time collaboration tools and interoperability with existing videoconferencing tools. The multipoint video solution is designed to allow academic institutions to "leverage large investments in legacy videoconferencing infrastructure by including desktop PCs," according to Elluminate. "Primarily a software solution, Elluminate VCS requires a Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) server that operates exceptionally well on network speeds less than typical DSL connections and works with existing legacy H.323 infrastructure."

The system offers HD resolutions and frame rates up to 30 FPS. On a single node, it supports up to 50 concurrent multipoint users; it can support up to 200 concurrent users on four nodes. It includes 150 floating user licenses, with support for up to 2,500 floating licenses per deployment.

Beyond videoconferencing, the system also offers collaborative technologies like chat, whiteboarding, application and
desktop sharing, and support for file transfers, among other presentation capabilities.

Elluminate VCS is available now. Further information can be found here.

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