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A completely new eduMEET: Version 4 marks coming of age of GÉANT’s videoconferencing platform

Over the past few years throughout the pandemic and major societal changes that followed, the Research and Education (R&E) community has seen a huge increase in videoconferencing demand. With a global shift towards remote work, online education, and virtual collaboration, eduMEET – the open-source videoconferencing platform developed within the GÉANT project – has emerged as an increasingly attractive and cost-effective videoconferencing solution, tailored for the needs of R&E, and highly focused on security and privacy. In response to this increased demand and the needs of the community, we are delighted to announce that eduMEET is now evolving into a completely new and improved version, with re-built architecture and a series of...

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GÉANT GN5-1 project Above-the-Net Services Incubator to support development of two innovative digital services

The GÉANT GN5-1 project Above-the-Net Services Incubator, operating under the umbrella of the Above-the-Net Services Work Package (WP4), is excited to announce the award of its second call to ACOmarket (via ACOnet) and SUNET for the development of two innovative digital services. Evaluated based on criteria of potential impact, innovation, and sustainability, and limited to participation of GN5-1 project partners, the two selected projects will receive 8 Person Months (PMs) each for the development of digital services in support of research and education, and for potential inclusion into the GÉANT community’s portfolio of above-the-net services. Service developments are now set to follow four-months sprints throughout 2024, with kick-offs...

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Video conferencing security and privacy by design: meet eduMEET

If you haven’t seen a demo, or used it in a videoconference during the pandemic, it’s time to get to know more about eduMEET. On the occasion of Cybersecurity Month 2023, we zero in on many of the platform’s most important security features and benefits for the R&E community. eduMEET is an open-source WebRTC based software platform for implementing an easy to use, secure, and affordable web conferencing service. It is quite simple to incorporate it within other more complex and integrated solutions and any modern web browser can display its end-user client interface. Additionally, eduMEET is developed by NRENs and specifically designed for NRENs, schools, colleges, universities and research institutions to create their own on-premise...

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GÉANT and The Commons Conservancy foundation pilot the transition of eduMEET web-conferencing platform to community-financed open-source

GÉANT and The Commons Conservancy have joined forces to pilot the open-source, web-based videoconferencing (VC) solution, eduMEET. This software enables institutions to build a low-cost, easy to use VC platform for one-to-one or multiple-user conferences. A cost-effective, more secure alternative to commercial solutions, eduMEET is easy to run without the need to install any additional clients or plugins. Amsterdam, Netherlands 4 May 2023 – One of the primary objectives of the GÉANT GN5-1 project’s above-the-net (network) efforts is to establish a legal-administrative framework and software governance to support community financing for the spinoff of the eduMEET platform proof of concept. Within the scope of this objective, a...

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