CERN taps Vidyo for video conferencing

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has selected Vidyo for video conferencing among 20,000 scientists from over 600 institutes.

Scientists around the world use Vidyo’s products to collaborate on Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments, whose research includes the study of the Higgs boson.

CERN is one of the heavy users of video conferencing.

For instance, 3,000 CERN-related video connections may happen over Vidyo with some of the meetings are hosting hundreds of users in a single call from personal desktops, mobile devices and room systems.

More than 300 H.323 room systems use Vidyo infrastructure either at CERN or in partner institutes. With peaks of up to 750 concurrent users, the traffic is spread over 20 servers worldwide that automatically cascade to enable network efficient mega conferences.

“CERN’s worldwide community of researchers represents 113 nationalities and more than 600 universities so gathering in person to discuss research projects can present quite a challenge. Face-to-face, real-time meetings are crucial to the success of CERN’s research mission,” said Frederic Hemmer, head of IT at CERN.

In May 2013,  Vidyo  partnered with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) to add Vidyo’s visual communications and collaboration capabilities to ANTHC’s existing statewide telehealth network — AFHCAN.

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