Advanced Collaboration Facilities | Cybera

By: Cybera  09-12-2011

Cybera operates videoconferencing and advanced collaboration facilities called Cyberports. These facilities use the broadband capabilities of CyberaNet to allow colleagues to collaborate over long distances using high-definition videoconferencing and file sharing technologies. These Cyberport facilities are located at the Universities of Alberta and Calgary. The Cyberports enable users to collaborate with colleagues over long distances by connecting to institutions around the province, country and world using high-definition videoconferencing and file sharing technology.

Booking Procedure
Cyberport Features
  • High-definition videoconferencing technology
  • Teleconferencing technology
  • Three 50” plasma screens
  • File sharing capability: Interactively share documents with your colleagues, whether they are in a different room or a different city
  • SMART Board Interactive Display: Create, organize and save notes and drawings. Capture your work to edit or save directly into a variety of formats.
Examples of Cyberport use:
  • Communities without Boundaries hosting a day-long videoconference, connecting 20 rural communities across Alberta
  • PhD defenses between University of Alberta students or faculty and other universities around the world
  • University of Alberta lectures and gatherings videoconferenced to students and colleagues in other cities
  • Research seminars hosted between academics at the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge and the University of British Columbia
  • Broadcasting of daylong webinars, distributed meetings of government representatives, the Coast-to-Coast lecture series and the WestGrid Seminar Series
  • Regular videoconferenced meetings between Cybera's pilot projects’ distributed development teams
  • Pan-provincial Cybera Annual General and Board of Directors meetings
Who can use the Cyberport?

The Cyberport is available to university faculty, students and staff with priority given to those in the Departments of Computing Science. The Cyberports are also available to Cybera’s other member organizations around the province. The Cyberports can be rented to non-member organizations at a rate of $100 per hour, however, academics and members are given priority.

Technical Requirements
Technical Support

Technical support is required for any Cyberport booking that involves videoconferencing or file sharing technology. To ensure technical support is available for your meeting, please book the facility at least one week in advance.

Cyberport Rental Fees
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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