19 April 2016 by

Video Conferencing with BigBlueButton

Video Conference is a set of telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to communicate by simultaneous two-way video and audio transmissions.

Bukit Jaya Group, one of DCK’s customer, Video Conference or "VICON" using a device that connects the third sites of BJG. The Devices has limitations, which is highly vulnerable to disruption and hardware failures, DCK’s Network Architecture & Infrastructure (NAI) team innovate using other methods.

Another method used is GO TO MEETING applications. These applications require large bandwidth and license fees. NAI team has an initiative to build a video conferencing application that is using a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), that system is Bigbluebutton. Bigbluebutton is an open source software that is used as Web Real Time Communication (webRTC). Bigbluebutton can be used as web conferencing servers, where applications and communication are web-based.

HTML5 on Google Chrome, has supports WebRTC. Bigbluebutton features are complete compared to other similar systems. Features video conferencing, voice conferencing, moderator, sharing files (PDF, WORD, and image), and a user friendly interface.

With Bigbluebutton DCK hope users and customers can conduct video conference wherever they are. Using Bigbluebutton can also save on bandwidth usage and licensing fees for servers that use Linux-based OS and application Bigbluebutton is FOSS.

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