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.
Academic Technologies (AT) manages the Hawaii Interactive Video Service (HITS). It is a video network designed and optimized primarily to deliver interactive video (ITV) credit classes between campuses and educational centers within the University of Hawaii system. HITS Locations
Once the academic semester schedule of ITV classes is finalized, HITS may accommodate UH system wide videoconferencing requests for ad hoc activities such as large group meetings, training workshops, seminars and presentations.
H.323 videoconferencing is an Internet-based service on the UHNET. It is the primary videoconferencing protocol supported by the University of Hawaii. Most University of Hawaii H.323 sites use Polycom or similar videoconferencing appliances to conduct administrative meetings and support other small group activities and collaborations. Users of this service are responsible for coordinating room reservations with all sites needed.
The UH ITS H.323 infrastructure includes an H.323 multipoint control unit (MCU) to manage multipoint videoconferences.
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.