Texas Educational Service Center 4 Upgrades Video Conference Scheduling with Renovo Software’s Video Scheduler

November 28, 2012

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ESC4 will use Video Scheduler to improve the efficiency of their video conferencing network with several advancements in scheduling and management.

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Texas Educational Service Center 4 has selected Video Scheduler, Renovo Software’s video conference scheduling platform, for its interactive video conferencing network.

The Region 4 Educational Service Center (ESC4), based in Houston, TX, will utilize Renovo Software’s advanced video conference scheduling platform, Video Scheduler, to schedule, automate and manage their interactive video conferencing network. ESC4 is the largest Texas ESC, including 51 school districts and representing over a million students and over 83,000 educators. ESC4’s video conferencing network uses a Polycom RealPresence Environment to provide children access to regional and global educational networks.

ESC4 will use Video Scheduler to improve the efficiency of their video conferencing network with several advancements in scheduling and management. System administration will benefit from advanced user privilege management and endpoint approval capabilities. Administrators can set up user groups, access levels, preset scheduling templates, and custom scheduling options like time blocks and recurrence durations. Video Scheduler will also be utilized to send automated notices, configure MCU load balancing, monitor and maintain live network usage, and create reports. In addition, Renovo is developing a feature requested by ESC4 which will allow them to remove uninvited participants from dial in MCU calls.

Scheduling enhancements include the ability for ESC4 Videoconference network users to schedule multiple instances of a reservation at irregular date and time intervals, regularly recurring reservations, and quickly copy old or existing reservations. The platform’s flexibility even allows individual instances to be edited within multiple and recurring reservations, and unlimited custom information fields to be added to any reservation.

Region 4 Education Service Center will also make extensive use of Renovo’s unique event offering module. With event offering, ESC4 educators can create and market events, classes, seminars, etc. to anyone across the network. Users can then search, discuss, suggest, or sign up for the events. These events are fully compatible with other built in features such as the message board (listserv), email notifications, and RSS feeds.

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.