Audio, Video and Web Conferencing Services
This webpage includes information on ITS supported audio, video and web conferencing services for the UH community.
Audioconferencing allows three or more people to link up in different locations via a fixed or mobile phone. The ITS Meridian Integrated Conference Bridge is a fully integrated, all-digital, audio conference bridge that allows between four (4) to twelve (12) people in different locations to communicate with each other. The unit is designed to provide quick access to an in-house conference bridge, eliminating the need to contact conference service bureaus.
The UHNET is the name of the wide area IP network linking the 10 campuses and 5 education centers of the University of Hawaii. There are two digital interactive video service on the UHNET that provide videoconferencing support for the UH community.
HITS (Hawaii Interactive Video Service)
HITS provides distance delivery of UH academic courses, in collaboration with campus media centers and educational centers throughout the University of Hawaiʻi System. HITS resides on a dedicated network and includes ITV classrooms with a High-Definition H.323 standards-based videoconference connection, especially designed for a telepresence learning experience. This gives the students the ability to simultaneously see documents and presentations, as well as, see and hear the instructor, students at other locations, and any other forms of media.
H.323 standards-based videoconferencing is supported by Information Technology Services. ITS provides the following videoconference services and support:
MCU Service is a video bridge that connects more than two videoconference locations (endpoints) into one conference
IT Center Video Conference Rooms are located in the Information Technology Center on the UH Manoa campus and may be used to conduct administrative meetings, research collaborative meetings, interviews or small group activities.
ITS Interactive Video Classrooms are located in Kuykendall Hall on the UH Manoa campus and may be used to conduct large group training workshops or informational sessions. Priority use of rooms are for HITS-delivered credit courses, but if time permits, rooms may be available for ad hoc large group videoconferencing events.
Videoconference Room Consultation is provided for UH departments interested in purchasing videoconferencing equipment or deploying a departmental videoconference facility.
Hālāwai which is Hawaiian for meeting, also known as Adobe Connect Meeting, is a web conferencing tool licensed by Information Technology Services (ITS) for the University of Hawaii System. Hālāwai enables users to share computer screens, applications, files as well as broadcast live audio and video directly from ones' own computer desktop. Hālāwai may be used to hold administrative meetings, small group collaborations, and as an enhancement to face-to-face and/or web-based classes.