Innovation and service platform

The innovation and service platform is responsible for a functioning infrastructure and technology. It uses conferencing solutions by Cisco. The following systems are provided to the end users:

Cisco Jabber

Jabber is a software client that is available for PCs and laptops (Windows / Mac) as well as for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (Android and iOS operating system). The main function of the client is instant messaging (IM). Depending on the configuration, it can also be used for calling. The Jabber client, in Softphone mode, is a full SIP client and thus, video telephony is possible.

In order to make the collaboration service available outside the university network, the "Cisco Mobile Remote Access Service" (MRA) is used. MRA allows the external, encrypted login of the clients to the university infrastructure.

Cisco DX80

The Cisco DX80 is a 23-inch video phone that can also serve as a normal computer monitor. The DX80 is equipped with a 1080p camera. By folding down the camera, it can be also be used as a document camera to share medical investigation results. It also supports USB and Bluetooth headsets. Also, the DX80 is a full SIP device and can reach H.323 and SIP clients / video conferencing systems worldwide. Even audio calls over PSTN are possible. The DX80 also supports MRA and is therefore planned for doctor’s offices.

Cisco Telepresence MX300 G2

The Cisco Telepresence MX300 is a 55-inch video conferencing system with a 1080p camera.
The camera is a 72° wide angle with fourfold optical zoom. In addition, the MX300 G2 is a full SIP client, can make calls over PSTN and reaches H.323 and SIP clients or video conferencing systems worldwide.

The MX300 is controlled via a 10-inch touchpad. By installation on wheels, the system is very mobile within a building.

Cisco Telepresence MX800D

The Cisco Telepresence MX800D is a video conferencing system with two 70-inch monitors and two 1080p cameras.

Similar to the MX300 G2, the system is controlled via a 10-inch touchpad and reaches H.323 and SIP clients worldwide. However, the MX800D has larger displays and supports speaker tracking, which means, while one camera focuses on the person speaking, assisted by audio triangulation, the second camera shows a wider area with the person centred.

In a meeting, one screen shows the participants while the second screen displays shared content. With supported devices even the participants can be distributed to the displays when no content is shared.

Cisco Meeting Server“ (CMS)

To bring several participants together, the University of Luebeck relies on the "Cisco Meeting Server" (CMS) as Conference Bridge. Next to the common codec G.722, the CMS can also control the OPUS Audio Codec and can combine several sessions up to resolutions of 1080p @ 60fps. In addition to a classical SIP connection, the CMS also supports WebRTC. Thus, each laptop with a supported browser will be able to participate in a video conference.

Contacts

Dipl.-Inf. Helge Illig
IT-Service-Center (ITSC)
+49 451 3101 2000
helge.illig(at)uni-luebeck.de

 

Dipl.-Ing. Hartmut Süfke
IT-Service-Center (ITSC)
+49 451 3101 2010
hartmut.suefke(at)uni-luebeck.de

 

Martin Bruhns, B. Sc.
IT-Service-Center (ITSC)
+49 451 3101 2011
martin.bruhns(at)uni-luebeck.de

 

Sebastian Goetze, B.Eng.
IT-Service-Center (ITSC)
+49 451 3101 2015
sebastian.goetze(at)uni-luebeck.de

 

Paul Freiberg
IT-Service-Center (ITSC)
+49 451 3101 2012
paul.freiberg(at)uni-luebeck.de