Elluminate Launches VCS 2.0 for Multipoint Video Collaboration

Elluminate has launched an update to Elluminate VCS, a video conferencing and collaboration tool designed for use by academic institutions. The new 2.0 release includes a range of interface improvements, as well as new collaboration capabilities.

Elluminate VCS is a software tool designed to provide educators and students with live, collaborative video capabilities and interoperability with existing videoconferencing tools. The multipoint video solution is designed to allow academic institutions to use legacy videoconferencing infrastructure in conjunction with desktop PCs.

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.

The new 2.0 release offers:

  • Improved H.264 support;
  • A streamlined interface, including drag and drop window manipulation and file import, tool ribbons, and participant search;
  • Hand-raising capabilities;
  • Session moderation; and
  • Support for up to 25 connections in single session.

Elluminate is releasing VCS 2.0 this month. Further information can be found here.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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