Visionaire empowers education professionals in the region with the Power of OpenCast
Visionaire to showcase the unique experience of ViewPoint OpenCast to education professionals at its Corporate Campus on 20th March
March 20, 2013 11:17 by sanjeev kant
Visionaire, the leading Information & Communication Technology (ICT) solutions provider in the Middle East region today announced that it will showcase the ‘ViewPoint OpenCast Experience’ at its Corporate Campus based in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. The event, which will be held on 20th March 2013, will see an august gathering of teachers, professors, and researchers hailing from various leading educational institutes from across the region.
Opencast is an open source based community that works in collaboration of individuals, higher education institutions and organizations to explore, develop, define and document best practices and technologies for management of audio-visual content in academia. The community shares experiences with existing technologies and practices, thus identifying future approaches and requirements. The community seeks broad participation in this important and dynamic domain, to allow community members to share expertise and experience and collaborate in related projects.
Visionaire is associated with Opencast and has invited Ms. Michelle Zeigmann from the University of California, Berkeley, USA, who is also one of the founding members on board for the Opencast Matterhorn project. The project is promoted by several leading Universities in the world including ETH Zurich and UC Berkeley, USA.
Ms. Zeigmann will share her experiences and also make a presentation titled “Opencast Matterhorn: Open Source Lecture Capture and Beyond.” The presentation will explain how this technology can provide the ability to virtually archive and broadcast your training, lecture and classroom sessions over the internet. These online training sessions can provide “timeless” views, thus allowing education professionals and trainers to create a library of rich media resources using the open source platform developed by leading universities.
Visionaire will also showcase the latest offering from Arrive Systems, the Arrive® ViewPoint™ which is based on Opencast platform and offers a fully-featured HD (High Definition) low-cost lecture recording appliance. This solution removes the need for a dedicated computer capture agent at the presenters’ side, reducing connectors, space and power consumption, maintenance, spares and backups. This can in turn save money, thus simplifying installation and increasing reliability with fewer devices in the classroom.
Mrs. Aneeta Gupta, Director & Group CEO at Visionaire, said, “This event is in line with our mission to bring the best of the breed technologies and enable educators to be equipped with most modern learning tools to impart world class education in the region. We are pleased to have Ms. Zeigmann with us to share her experiences on the Power of OpenCast and how technology can influence the dynamics of learning within and beyond the classroom for both higher education and research community in the region.”
During the event, Visionaire will launch its brand new initiative to bring educationalists, researchers and technology experts together at a single platform. The platform called “Leadership in Transformational Learning Technology Council (LTLT)” has been designed to initiate further growth of 21st Century learning in the Middle East region. Visionaire will make a presentation and highlight the key features of LTLT forum, which will work towards the technology advancement of education in the region.
Mrs. Gupta further added, “Leadership in Transformational Learning Technology Council (LTLT) is a Forum to exchange ideas, share Best Practices among the leading educational technology experts in the region. It is our privilege to have all the leading educationalists and researchers to be part of this initiative. We are sure that this forum will serve the purpose of elevating the standards of education in the region to global level in no time.”
Founded in 1995, Visionaire is a multi-vendor and end-to-end ICT systems integrator offering design, build and manage services.
Visionaire’s diversified ICT solutions reach across multiple customer segments in education, government, hospitality and corporate institutions offering High Performance ICT Infrastructure, Immersive Communications and Collaboration, Robust Data Center and Cloud Deployment; and Efficient Professional and Managed Services.
Visionaire operates from its 130,000 sqft custom-built Corporate Campus in JAFZA, UAE and has operations in 8 cities with over 600 talented engineers, subject matter experts and solution architects. Visionaire designed and built solutions are deployed in more than 40,000 commercial and public sector venues using its proven TECHNOMICS™ best-of-breed systems integration model.