MCU Scheduling & Automation

Complete Multipoint Control Unit Management

Renovo’s video conference scheduling software is, at it’s core, an advanced scheduling solution that gives institutions and network administrators the power to effectively manage multipoint control units in their video conference environment.

MCU Scheduling & Load Balancing

When scheduling a video conference, Video Scheduler provides several options for MCU scheduling. Video Scheduler can auto-select an MCU, suggest an MCU and leave final selection to the user, or simply allow users to manually select an MCU. In each case, Video Scheduler will only allow users to select MCU’s that they’ve been granted access to.

In addition, auto-selection and suggested selections can be based on load balancing or on a weighted list of MCU’s assigned to a user group and defined by an administrator.

  • Automatic Selection
    • Load Balancing
    • Weighted list for user group
  • Suggested Selection
    • Load Balancing
    • Weighted list for user group
  • Manual Selection
  • All Permissions Based

Hardware Neutral

Video Scheduler has been developed to schedule and control almost any major brand of MCU on the market. This hardware neutral approach helps you protect your investment and prevent technology obsolescence.

MCU Capacity Checking

While you’re scheduling a conference, Video Scheduler displays the capacities and availability of MCUs and their corresponding services. If an MCU or MCU service is over-prescribed, the total will display in red text to signify that continuing would cause a conflict.

Video Scheduler also allows you to run reports for a past or future time frame to view the capacities for MCU’s and their corresponding services. This not only allows you to audit your usage and capacities, it also helps you anticipate and prepare for future usage.

Conference Queuing

Video Scheduler allows you to set how far in advance a video conference should be placed on the MCU. This time period is determined based on the number of conferences that can be stored on the MCU at one time as well as the conference load of the network. When a conference is moved to the MCU, you will be able to see the conference through the native tools of the MCU.

Scheduling Redundancy

Video Scheduler allows you to schedule MCU conferences as far into the future as you desire. If an MCU has an issue, conferences are still stored in the Video Scheduler database. Conferences can be pushed to another MCU or when the issue is resolved, they can be re-sent to the current MCU.

If, on the other hand, the server environment that Video Scheduler resides in has an issue, having the conferences queued on the MCUs for a defined time frame means scheduled video conferences will continue for the time frame you specified without interruption.

Live Maintenance

Video Scheduler allows you to dynamically control running MCU conferences (some features depend on the capabilities of your specific MCU).

Scheduling and Saving Recordings

Video Scheduler makes it easy to schedule recording ports into an MCU conference. Video Scheduler also has the ability to read folders from certain recording devices, allowing you to select the folder you want to save it in when you schedule the video conference.

Simplified Process

All of this is accomplished through the same simple, single page interface. Video Scheduler is browser based, so you won’t have to manage yet another software installation.

  • Simple, single page interface.
  • Port-only scheduling for participant dial-in allows you to choose the the date, time, and recurrence if appropriate. Choose the number of connections, create a PIN, and select your streaming, recording and audio options.
  • Dial-in or dial-out from the MCU. This allows you to schedule endpoints into the conference.
  • Invite or email participants. Participants can be sent calendar invites (.ics email) or notified via email with as much or as little of the connection details as you’d like.

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