Colorado Office of Information Technology Adopts Advanced Video Conference Scheduling Solution

December 18, 2012

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The grant project will take advantage of Video Scheduler’s advanced privilege management, access rights management, endpoint approval, and MCU approval functionalities.

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The Colorado Office of Information Technology is deploying Video Scheduler, a video conference scheduling platform developed by Minneapolis based Renovo Software. The platform is being implemented at a number of K-12 Schools through Boards of Cooperative Educational Services, and can later be expanded to include additional state entities.

The State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has partnered with Renovo Software to foster collaboration and resource sharing within a network of Colorado K-12 Schools. Using Renovo’s advanced video conference scheduling platform, Video Scheduler, Colorado schools with interactive video distance learning capability will be able to offer and participate in classes across the network. The project is funded with grant money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Renovo’s Video Scheduler will be hosted by The East Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Colorado. It will be utilized to schedule, automate and manage Cisco MCU’s; Polycom MCU’s; and Cisco, Lifesize, and Polycom endpoints across the network. The grant project will take advantage of Video Scheduler’s advanced privilege management, access rights management, endpoint approval, and MCU approval functionalities. These tools greatly simplify system administration in such large and complex video conferencing networks.

A unique event offering module developed by Renovo will allow users to create and market events, classes, seminars, etc. to anyone across the network. Users within the network can search, discuss, suggest, or sign up for the events. Any event offered through Video Scheduler is fully compatible with other built in features such as the message board (listserv), email notifications, and RSS feeds.

The new platform can streamline the scheduling process by empowering users to schedule multiple instances of a reservation at irregular intervals, schedule regularly recurring reservations, and even copy old or existing reservations. Furthermore, administrators will have the capability to set up custom time blocks and durations for users to choose from. The platform offers precise control, allowing users to edit individual instances within multiple and recurring reservations, or even add custom additional information fields to any reservation. In addition, the Renovo platform can be used to send automated notices, configure MCU load balancing, monitor and maintain live network usage, create reports, and more.

About Renovo

Renovo Software is a leading developer of software solutions for the video communications industry. Renovo designs, develops and supports software solutions that schedule, automate and manage complex video conferencing networks. Renovo’s Video Scheduler is deployed in some of the world’s largest video conferencing networks, yet scales down to meet the needs of almost any network. Applications include video visitation, courtroom arraignment, distance learning, telemedicine and business videoconferencing. For more information, visit http://www.renovosoftware.com/video-conference-scheduling.