[AG-TECH] announcing the Access Grid Venue Customizer (AVC)
Andrew.Patrick at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Thu Dec 16 10:24:44 CST 2004
Thanks for the feedback. I would be glad to meet with you in an AVC-enabled
venue and demonstrate the functionality.
Jennifer Teig von Hoffman wrote:
> This sounds like an incredibly useful application!
> I've just installed it on a Personal Node and don't seem to have had any
> difficulties. I haven't had a chance to actually use it yet, but am
> looking forward to giving it a test drive.
> - Jennifer
> Andrew Patrick wrote:
> > We are pleased to announce an initial alpha trial release of the Access
> > Grid
> > Venue Customizer (AVC).
> > AVC is a proof-of-concept shared application for customizing AG virtual
> > venues.
> > The premise is that different AG meetings organized to perform different
> > tasks
> > should not have the same services and parameters. Instead, some meetings
> > may
> > require extra services or different parameter settings.
> > AVC allows meeting organizers to select from a set of common tasks
> > business meetings, collaborative work sessions, distance education,
> > etc.) and
> > then, when participants enter the venue and run AVC in "user" mode, the
> > services
> > and parameters are customized for the task. AVC managers are also able
> > to create
> > their own custom tasks.
> > AVC is a Shared Application that is compatible with AG 2.3 installations
> > where
> > the Venue Client is running on a Windows machine (i.e., Windows PIGs or
> > multi-
> > machine nodes with a Windows display machine). AVC is currently not
> > working with
> > Linux Venue Clients.
> > In this initial release, AVC is able to control the quality and
> > settings of VIC and RAT. AVC has been built, however, to be able to
> > control a
> > variety of AG services and shared applications, and this functionality
> > will be
> > added in future releases.
> > Typical uses for this release of AVC are:
> > - configure an important business meeting for the highest possible
> > audio and
> > video quality when all participants have high bandwidth
> > - configure a distance education event where some students will have
> > limited
> > bandwidth to give relatively high priority to video (because of the
> > visual
> > materials being used in the lesson), and relatively low priority to
> > - scale a meeting to take into account the minimum bandwidth available
> > to the
> > participants (e.g., someone is connecting from home)
> > The software and installation instructions are available at
> > http://iit130033.iit.nrc.ca/AVC/index.html
> > Please give AVC a try and give us feedback about the software and the
> > concepts.
> > Thanks
> > The AVC development team is:
> > At the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa
> > Andrew Patrick
> > Kenneth Emig
> > Janice Singer
> > Bruno Emond
> > Khalil El Khatib
> > Stephen Marsh
> > Siraj Sabihuddin (student programmer)
> > Changhua Wu (student programmer)
> > At Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
> > Brian Corrie
> > Todd Zimmerman
> > At the Communications Research Center, Ottawa
> > Sylvie Noel
> > For more information about AVC contact: Andrew.Patrick at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Andrew Patrick, Ph.D.
Information Security Group, Institute for Information Technology
National Research Council (NRC), Ottawa, Canada
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